Sofapaka FC have appointed former Kenyan international Mike Mururi as their new assistant coach.

The position has been vacant for quite some time since the Batoto ba Mungu management confirmed John Baraza as the head coach in place of the fired Portuguese tactician Divaldo Alves.

Sofapaka president Elly Kalekwa confirmed the appointment of Mururi.

“Mururi is our new assistant coach effective immediately,” Kalekwa confirmed to SPORTS AFRICA.

“He has been coaching top sides and he is aware of what the Kenyan Premier League demands and with Baraza [John], they will form a formidable partnership. We have confidence this is the right combination for the club.”

Mururi was headed to Kisumu All-Stars to serve as the head coach and was to officially take over this week. However, he has explained the reason behind his changed mind.

“I am glad of joining Sofapaka FC. It’s such a massive club with some good achievements and strong following,” the tactician is quoted by Sofapaka website.

“I was heading to Kisumu All-Stars but it was upon the request of  coach John Baraza who approached me and requested me to help out, I gave it a thought and after deliberating I  decided to join the team because of the ambition and the target of the club.”

Sofapaka will play Gor Mahia on Saturday in the KPL assignment at Narok Stadium.