•Speculations have linked the seasoned gaffer with a move to his former side Bandari, where he wrote history with a maiden FKF Shield Cup in 2019.
•Despite being bundled out of the FKF Cup after crashing 1-0 to the brewers, Mwalala believes all is not lost and he has promised to ensure his charges crack a top-five finish in the Kenyan Premier League this season.
Ulinzi Stars' head coach Bernard Mwalala, has denied claims that he intends to relinquish his position at the club.
His remarks follow widespread reports of his resignation, which broke hours before the crunch FKF Cup semifinals game against Tusker at Nyayo Stadium on Saturday.
"I was equally stunned when I came across the reports on social media. That's simply outrageous. I'm not even thinking of leaving and if there is anyone interested in my services, I'm yet to be alerted," Mwalala said.
Speculations have linked the seasoned gaffer with a move to his former side Bandari, where he wrote history with a maiden FKF Shield Cup in 2019.
"Those are rumours too. I've not held any discussions with Bandari. I don't know who the source of information is but the whole story is misleading," Mwalala said.
Despite being bundled out of the FKF Cup after crashing 1-0 to the brewers, Mwalala believes all is not lost and he has promised to ensure his charges crack a top-five finish in the Kenyan Premier League this season.
"We can't dwell on the past. That's water under the bridge now and our focus now shifts back to the Kenyan Premier League where we hope to wrap up among the top five this season."
Meanwhile, Ulinzi Stars also issued a statement drawing attention to the "rumours".
"The club is aware of news feeds from various sporting forums and renowned journalist handles that emanated on Friday afternoon concerning the current status of our Head Coach Bernard Mwalala," the statement read in part.
"At no time did he resign as claimed in the media but he continues to focus on the remaining four matches as we build a formidable team to challenge for the title next season.
"The club lashed out at those who flooded social media with misleading reports without first seeking the truth from the management, knowing too well the possible negative psychological impact on the players."
"Mwalala arrived when the team had already completed the pre-season and has done a commendable job in the short time he has been here. He has given a chance to young talents that could not otherwise have gotten a chance at the highest stage."
"Compared to last year's performance, Mwalala and his dedicated team have done exceptionally well and dared us to dream. These performances have also revived the famous Ulinzi Stand 001 fans who are now back to stands cheering our team.
Mwalala joined the soldiers from Kakamega Homeboyz at the start of the season. He has previously handled Nzoia Sugar and Bandari as well.
The soldiers who are currently eighth on the log next face Kenya Police in the Afande derby at Kasarani Annex on Friday.