06 Dec, 10:20
Tusker FC interim coach Francis Baraza says he's ready to lead the Brewers should he be handed the reigns at the Ruaraka based side permanently.
Baraza, a former Chemelil Sugar coach was elevated to interim coach following the dismissal of Ugandan George Nsimbe in October this year and the former Kenya international who served as Nsimbe's assistant says he's equal to the task should he be named head coach.
-I had a good time at Chemelil Sugar and we performed well as a team, finishing in the highest position ever since the club was promoted. So when many people thought and wanted me to stay, I saw fresh and bigger challenge at Tusker and that is why I decided to join the brewers albeit as an assistant coach, he said.
-I had the chance to learn under a more experienced coach and even though things did not turn out so well for the team we managed to salvage what we could. Now the tusker assignment is even bigger but I'm up to the task. I'm ready to give my best and this award goes a long way in helping me say that. The team pulled together and thanks to the joint effort I have this award, he added.
Baraza was speaking after being named October SJAK/Fidelity Insurance October coach of the month at an awards ceremony held at Ruaraka Grounds on Tuesday 5 December.