- Vihiga Bullets parted ways with Evans Mafuta, replacing him with the experienced Abdallah Juma
- This came barely weeks after Mafuta cried foul over an alleged incident where he was attacked by irate Vihiga Bullets fans
- The newly-promoted club have only won a solitary point in their opening six matches in the top flight so far this season
Kenya Premier League side Vihiga Bullets have parted ways with coach Evans Mafuta, barely two months after his appointment.
The newly-promoted Vihiga Bullets have been in poor form since making it to the FKF Premier League, and are in real danger of relegation as they sit bottom of the log with a solitary point from their opening six matches.
Veteran tactician Abdallah Juma was on Tuesday, November 9 confirmed as Mafuta’s replacement.
According to Nation, Abdallah Juma met up with former Vihiga Governor Moses Akaranga, who is the owner of Vihiga Bullets, to iron out some of the particulars of the deal before officially commencing training sessions with the team.
Bullets finished second in the National Super League (NSL) last season, behind Talanta FC. They were under the guidance of Edward Manoah who resigned in September to be replaced by Mafuta.
“Uncomfortable environment affected my performance”
Mafuta spoke exclusively with TUKO.co.ke where he tried to highlight what went wrong in his brief tenure with Vihiga Bullets.
According to the former Silibwet FC, the environment surrounding the club felt unsafe for him and this hindered his performances as a coach.
“I was aware of the same and thats why I placed my resignation after my match against City Stars last weekend in Nairobi, due to uncomfortable environment(insecure) after I was attacked by hooligans it affected my performance,” Mafuta told TUKO.co.ke.
He was referring to an incident during Mashujaa day, when he was attacked by fans following a crushing 3-0 defeat to Kariobangi Sharks in an incident that was caught on video.
A man, whom Mafuta says was masquerading as the club chairman, descended on the tactician after a 3-0 home loss to Kariobangi Sharks at Bukhungu stadium.
According to Mafuta, the club did nothing to aid his safety concerns, prompting him to cut ties with Vihiga Bullets.
The first assignment for new coach Abdallah Juma will be a crunch game against Nzoia Sugar.