Kenyan Premier League side Wazito FC head coach Stewart Hall has terminated his contract with the club on mutual consent.
Hall joined the Ricardo Badoer-owned club in November 2019 from Ethiopian giants Saint George. He had short stints with 13 time KPL winners AFC Leopards and 2009 Kenyan champions Sofapaka.
He was getting the best out of his squad before coronavirus broke out and disrupted the sporting world in March.
Upon his resignation on Monday, Hall admitted that he had played his part in consolidating a unit that was proving to be a force to be reckoned with in the country’s top tier league.
“I wish to confirm that I have reached an agreement with Wazito FC for my departure from the club.
“When I joined the team last November, my duty was to stabilise the team and recruit players who would bring balance to the squad as we lacked that then,” he said in part.
Hall guided Wazito FC to a 13th position in the 2019/20 KPL campaign standings with 20 points. He, however, expressed his desire to spend time with his family back in the United Kingdom after his resignation.
“Together with my technical team, we worked really hard, the players did their part and together we managed to get some good results. Just before the league was stopped by the Covid-19 pandemic, we were unbeaten in almost ten matches and this shows the strides we had made as a team.
“As I depart, I want to thank the club management, the players, the other members of the technical bench, and everyone associated with the club, it was an honour to work with you. I wish the club all the best for the future, I believe I have put in a good foundation to steer the team forward.
“In these difficult times of Covid-19, I would like to spend time with my family in the UK.” He concluded.
Meanwhile, Club CEO Dennis Gicheru has praised the tactician for helping the team to stability amid struggles in local competitions.
“I want to thank Coach Stewart for his contribution to the team. He arrived at a time that we were really struggling and slowly by slowly he built a strong side and I am sure that his successor will inherit a good team. As he departs, we wish him all the best for the future,” Gicheru said.
Gicheru further revealed that Wazito will be making an announcement on the composition and structure of the new technical bench in the shortest time.
“We are consulting and we will be making an announcement soon,” he said.