Hall unveiled as new AFC Leopards coach
Briton Stewart Hall has been unveiled by AFC Leopards at the new man in charge, taking over at the team after the departure of Ivan Minnaert, who was sent packing at the start of September.
Hall was appointed on a two year deal and after his arrival on Thursday 27 October after which he watched the team’s match against his former side Sofapaka, the coach says he is ready for the job and has rolled up his sleeves with the first duty being to clean up, as he put it.
Flanked by the club Secretary General Oscar Igaida and the chairman Dan Mule, the coach said he wants to not only improve the club but also to held it generate funds from the sale of players developed from the youth team.
His general message was that he is honored to have the job having come through a selection of 49 applicants.
“I am honored to have this job; and quite glad to have been selected from a group of 49 applications,” he said.
Of his first glimpse of the team, the coach stated that he felt the players are not playing with their hearts out and that, he pointed out was one of the major issues he’d be looking to address, if need be, even clean up the playing unit.
“I thought the players lacked the right spirit for the game and they did not play to their full. They do not seem to be happy and somehow that has affected them and the team; it has been a tough season for them clearly but we need to restore the smile, if need be, do some cleaning up,” he said.
The coach further declined to state whether or not the club will be winning the league title next year, opting to concentrate on building the team from the doldrums.