Rwanda : AZAM FC PART WAYS WITH HALL
2012 CECAFA/KAGAME Cup finalists Azam FC have parted ways with their coach Stewart John Hall as from 31st July 2012. Hall who guided the underdogs to their first ever final of the regional competition, is reported to have fallen out of terms with the management of Azam, contrary to reports from the club.
A statement from the club’s official website read, “Azam FC would like to report that Stewart John Hall’s contract has been officially terminated as of 31st July 2012 after a mutual agreement by the two parties.”
The statement continues, “Azam FC is proud of the achievements of Stewart Hall and would like to congratulate him for the good job he has done for the whole time he has been with us as the head coach.”
It is believed Hall’s failure to win the CECAFA/KAGAME Cup against rivals Yanga FC in the final cost him his job, but having guided them to that much success, controversy will continue to surround his dismissal. Under the stewardship of Hall, Azam won the local Mapinduzi Cup, finished second in the Tanzanian Premier League ahead of Yanga and scooped the second place in CECAFA Clubs Cup, consequently walking with 20,000USD worth of prize money.
Meanwhile Vivek Nagul, former assistant coach will take over the reins assisted by Kally Ongala.