2009 Kenyan Premier League champions Sofapaka FC have confirmed the appointment of David Ouma as their new assistant head coach.
Ouma who recently left his role as the national women football team Harambee Starlets head coach will double up as the club’s Sports Director.
While announcing Ouma’s arrival, Sofapaka said: “We are pleased to announce the return of coach David Ouma.
“Ouma who previously spent five years at the club in different capacities before being appointed the national women football team Harambee Starlets head coach will double up as the club’s Sports Director and Assistant coach of the senior team.
“As a Sports Director, his work would entail being in charge of Youth Development structures and recruitment of talented players.”
On his part, club president Elly Kalekwa said: “Ouma is back home. I knew he would one day come back where his heart really is. He spent five good years with us in different capacities and during those years, he showed great passion in his work and that is why when he had the chance to work with him again, we didn’t think twice.”
Ouma said: “First of all I want to thank God that I’m finally back at Sofapaka. It has been a journey, I worked here for about six years, then I went to be an assistant coach of the national men's football team Harambee Stars under Bobby Williamson, then I was appointed the head coach of the national women's team Harambee Starlets.
“I can say Sofapaka was my stepping stone to national duties. It helped in my coaching transition and that is why I’m back since I want to give back after earning a lot of experience and knowledge in the last few years. My plan with the team is to ensure that we remain as competitive as possible, going into the future assignments.”