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Trucha joins Malaysian club just hours after ditching AFC Leopards

Czech manager Tomas Trucha has been appointed head coach of Malaysian club FC Penang just hours after ditching Kenyan giants AFC Leopards.

The Malaysian Premier League club broke the news on social media much to the surprise of Kenyan football fans.

“OFFICIAL! Tomas Trucha is Penang FC’s new head coach for 2021!,” read one of FC Penang’s tweets on Friday morning.

The 49-year old who only oversaw one game at Ingwe, their 2-1 win over Tusker in the season opener on Saturday, quit the 1998 Kenyan Premier League champions after his agent Prince Kofi Channis received threats over his life from a section of AFC Leopards fans.

Trucha’s agent Prince Kofi Channis who has reportedly received threats to his life over what sources indicate player fielding disagreements at AFC Leopards. PHOTO/COURTESY

Sources indicate that the threats to Trucha and his agent emanated from player fielding disagreements, with all interventions to have the former Township Rollers tactician to stay proving futile.

AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda has issued a warning to a section of fans he terms ‘rebels’ behind the murky times at the den.

Tomas Trucha unveiled as AFC Leopards new coach
AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda (L) with immediate former Ingwe head coach Tomas Trucha who quit on Thursday citing threats to his life and that of his agent. PHOTO/COURTESY

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