Obayi who has been serving as the club captain has been elevated to coaching capacity and will assist head coach Ken Odhiambo.
Upon confirmation as new assistant head coach Obayi had this to say
Your feeling on your new capacity
It’s such an honour to be elevated to such a position by the club management. It clearly shows they have confidence and trust me assist and lead.
How do feel on your new position
One word mixed feelings, am still coming into terms with it. It’s such a privilege indeed to be honest. This a new capacity that I am to grow and become better. It’s equally an opportunity to transit and when such opportunity come your way, you only have to step up ,learn and grow and that’s what am aiming for moving forward.
On whether this an end to your playing career
Well I still feel I have some energy left to go, currently am eligible to play in the current season and if need arises to help out then I will step up and give my best on the pitch.
On his part coach Ken Odhiambo had this to say on Obayi’s appointment
On Obayi’s appointment
When need rose to fill the void, i felt there was no need to shop outside but groom one from within and upon carefully looking into all available options we settled on Obayi Willis.
On reasons to settle on Obayi
He has been incredible all through, he has vast experience plus he’s been a leader, aspects that only need to be natured.
On his capabilities
I have been keen on him, he has traits of a leader and one honest assurance he Obayi will make a good coach in future.
Obayi has had thirteen years of active professional football career, turning out for sugar belt sides SoNy Sugar and Chemelil Sugar respectively before joining Sofapaka till his appointment .
Congratulations Willis Obayi