• Sakwa 29, is the founder and chairman of the club.
• I have been on the team as a coach for a while but I feel it is the right time to pave way for others to lead the team-Sakwa.
Joshua Sakwa has left his position as Kayole Starlets' head coach to focus on nurturing talent, the Star has established.
Sakwa 29, is the founder and chairman of the club. He has been the coach since the team was incepted in 2008.
Sakwa, who will be replaced by Mary Adhiambo at the helm, will now focus on Kayole Starlets 'b' team.
"I have been on the team as a coach for a while but I feel it is the right time to pave way for others to lead the team. I will from now, work with our reserve team to properly hone players' skills and create a pathway for them to move into the senior team," Sakwa said.
Adhiambo will be assisted by Margaret Wanjihia while Benedict Oduor will be the physio.
"Adhiambo has been my assistant this season. She understands what is required and has been in women's football for many years. Her Harambee Starlets experience and her time coaching Mathare Ladies will come in handy," Sakwa added.
Kayole is preparing for life in the Division One league since relegation from the Kenya Women's Premier League seems inevitable. Kayole is bottom of the 12-team league with minus nine points even as 10 matches are left to end the 2022-23 season.
"I will be on hand anytime my services will be required," Sakwa observed.
Sakwa further pointed out: "We joined the regional league in 2015 and got promoted to the Division One league in 2016, where we finished unbeaten. Kayole debuted in WPL in 2017 and managed to finish fourth in the 2019 season. I am proud of what we have achieved despite the numerous challenges we have faced."
Sakwa added that at least 48 athletes have benefitted from their education partnership with Butere girls, Njambini secondary school as well as St. Julius Kakrao in Migori county.