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National Super League: Mara Sugar Part Ways with Head Coach Steve Biko

Mara Sugar have parted ways with head coach Steve Biko, a tactful coach who joined the National Super League (NSL) side in 2019.

The divorce was made public by the club on Wednesday through a statement which thanked him for his successful spell at the club.

“We can confirm that we have parted ways with our head coach Steve Biko. We would like to thank him for everything and wish him all the best in his next endeavours,” the statement from the club reads in part.

The tactician steered Mara Sugar to the National Super League in October 2021 by topping the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Division One Zone B league, in the process securing promotion to the Kenyan second tier.

The club did not shade light on the reason for the divorce but promised to divulge more details in due course, but several reports indicate the move is as a result of a string of poor results.

Mara Sugar is 18th on the NSL log with 14 points after 17 matches, and have only managed a single point in the last five outings; a 2-2 draw way to Gusii FC in Awendo last Sunday.

“It is true I have left Mara Sugar following weeks of poor performance. Our game plan failed to work out and in such circumstances you just throw in the towel and call it a day. I have had a good time at the club. They have a lot of talented players with the potential of challenging other teams in the league,” Biko said in an interview with Nation Sports.

Mara Sugar are next away to Kibera Black Stars at Camp Toyoyo on Saturday.

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