Former SC Villa head coach Petros Koukouras has announced his departure from the role of Kiyovu SC head coach.
“It’s time for me to say goodbye to Kiyovu SC,” the Greek tactician announced on Wednesday, November 29.
According to the coach, he didn’t resign, and neither was he sacked. “First of all I want to make it clear that I neither resigned nor been fired,” he clarified.
“We mutually agreed with the team to leave the club in order to relieve the budget from my contract due to the financial problems the club is facing this season.”
“I could never have resigned cause I was not afraid of the responsibility or the difficult times.”
“Only five months but we managed to experience it all. I would like to thank my players from the bottom of my heart for their efforts, they have been amazing.”
“I also want to thank all the staff in Kiyovu for their patience and their help. Finally I want to say a big thank you to the fans of the team who followed us everywhere!”
“I came as a stranger and with your support and love you make me feel like home,” Koukouras concluded, as he wished all the best to the Green Army.
The coach has left the team after eleven games into the season, in the fifth position, with 16 points got from four wins and four draws.
Koukouras’ Kiyovu had lost four times to fall behind leaders Musanze, APR, Police and Rayon Sports on the table.
The club has won seven league titles, three trophies, and one super cup, and was the only Rwandan club to go a whole season unbeaten in 1990.
Last season, the Green Army lost the league title on goal difference, after accumulating 63 points from 30 games, exactly the same as eventual champions APR, who topped the table with nine goals more.
At Kiyovu, the Greek tactician was deputized by Ugandan coach Hassan Zungu.