Sofapaka coach John Baraza has been fired over poor results.

The club announced on Tuesday that the former Kenyan international will be replaced by Assistant coach Mike Mwiruri until they appoint a new coach.

Club President Elly Kalekwa said Baraza, who won the 2009 KPL title with the club, will be going for further studies abroad.

“We have asked coach Baraza to step aside as we plan to take him for further studies either in Norway or Germany. For now Mururi is incharge of the team as we prepare for our next match against Kariobangi Sharks and we will announce the new head coach anytime from tomorrow,” 

Batoto ba Mungu were thrashed by AFC Leopards 3-0 over the weekend, leaving them with only one win from their opening three matches.

This is beyond the expectations of Kalekwa who invested heavily in new players hoping to win the title again.

The club signed established Kenyan internationals Lawrence Juma (Sofapaka) and Michael Kibwage (KCB). They also got Roy Okal, Paul Kiongera, Michael Bodo, Isaac Mitima and Michael Karamor.

Baraza was appointed Sofapaka coach in December last year, replacing Portueguese boss Divaldo Alves. He had served as interim coach on three different ocassions.

Kalekwa said at the time that the coach would serve for three years.

“We decided to settle on Baraza on full time basis for the next three years with an option of renewing it even up to ten years,” Kalekwa said in 2019.