Sacked just after four games in charge at Wazito FC is Melis Medo. The man who was handpicked by Wazito billionaire owner Ricardo Badoer with the sole aim of overseeing an upturn of fortunes at the heavy boys. After his shot spell, the American tactician boast of a 25%-win ratio.
Just how good is Melis Medo?
Medo got into intense screening in the penultimate months of last year when he was romped in from Mount Kenya United to Sofapaka as head coach to succeed Ugandan Sam Timbe who bid bye to Batoto Ba Mungu mid-2018.
The American-Egyptian did not have the fairest of tales as he had to endure meagre earnings from the onfield exploits, winning only one match in seven assignments.
Sofapaka owner Elly Kalekwa pulled the trigger on Medo three just three months into the latter’s two-year deal, and the tactician left Sofapaka 11th on the log with a return of seven points.
He has since denied coaching Sofapaka.
“It is not my former side. I never played for them. I never worked for them,” he retorts in a post-match interview with Madgoat TV following a 2-1 loss away to Sofapaka on November 10, 2019.
After parting ways with Sofapaka, Medo headed back ‘home’ to the cash-strapped Mount Kenya United in the proverbial form of the prodigal son. The 2018/19 season did not end well as they dished out a couple of walk overs and were the first team to be relegated from the Kenya Premier League despite Medo remaining defiant.
“This club will not be relegated. The relegation battle will go down to the wire,” he is quoted by Citizen Digital.
Imported just a few weeks ago from Mount Kenya United, his stay at Wazito is over- over in tears. Barren draw with Posta Rangers, 4-3 win over Sony Sugar, 2-1 and 2-0 losses to Sofapaka and Kisumu All Stars respectively, summing up his reign.
The game against Sofapaka bringing out his extreme of emotions in one of the most unprofessional ways.
“All of them (defenders) all of them must go, including the keepers. You cannot be a goalkeeper without talking, you cannot be a bus driver without the steering wheel, all of them will have to go,” he fired in a post-match interview.
Is Melis Medo a top notch coach or is he merely riding on the foreign coach obsession?