Family matters forced me to quit coaching AFC Leopards, says Stewart Hall

Outgoing AFC Leopards head coach Stewart Hall. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: The outgoing AFC Leopards head coach Stewart Hall has termed family pressure as the reason behind quitting the den barely seven months into the job.

The Briton who penned a two year contract with Leopards in November 2016, told reporters on Sunday he had no choice but to step down to be closer to his family in Canada.

The decision came shortly after Leopards lost 1-0 at the hands of the defending champions Tusker, their sixth defeat of the season which left them 12th in the 18-team table standings.

Reports now suggest Leopards are edging closure to signing Romanian Dorian Marin who previously coached coached Uganda, Eritrea, Beirut and Ghana to fill the void.

Marin was on the touchline when Eritrea overcame Kenya’s Harambee Stars in the two legged 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers where they finished second behind Angola.

Meanwhile, AFC Leopards have completed the signing of Ugandan forward Keziron Kizito from Vipers FC on a two year contract, becoming the second acquisition after Burundian striker Alexis Kitenge who joined the club last week.