Football Kenya Federation League side Sofapaka have appointed the clubs long time captain Willis Obayi as the new assistant head coach. Obayi is filling the void left by John Mururi who parted ways with the 2009 Premier League champions.

The ace who will work under head coach Ken Odhiambo was serving as the clubs captain before his new appointment.

In a statement, Sofapaka said:

“Sofapaka Football Club can confirm Willis Obayi new assistant club head coach. Obayi who has been serving as the club captain has been elevated to coaching capacity and will assist head coach Ken Odhiambo”.

“This a new capacity that I am to grow and become better. It’s equally an opportunity to transit and when such opportunity come your way, you only have to step up ,learn and grow and that’s what am aiming for moving forward” he said.

The “Batoto ba Mungu” captain  haswelcomed his elevation and said it would be ‘a privilege’ to serve the club in the new capacity.

Obayi has been an active player for over a decade, having played for Sony Sugar, Chemelil Sugar and Sofapaka.

“Well I still feel I have some energy left to go, currently am eligible to play in the current season and if need arises to help out then I will step up and give my best on the pitch” Obayi said.