Football

Kaya coach resigns after just three matches

AKTV file/Toto Gamboa

AKTV file/Toto Gamboa

Kaya FC coach Maor Rozen resigned Saturday after just three matches with the club.

Team owner Santi Araneta announced the news through his Twitter account.

“Maor Rozen has officially tendered his resignation as Coach of Kaya FC. We’re grateful for his contributions to the club & we wish him well,” Araneta wrote on Twitter.

The Spanish-Uruguayan Rozen, who once coached the country’s national Under-19 football team, was hired on December last year after Kaya’s interim coach Kale Alvarez stepped down from his post.

Under Rozen, Kaya recorded a win, a loss and a draw in its first three matches to tie Nomads FC at fourth place in the standings. The team barely missed winning the League title last season, dropping to second place behind Global FC due to an inferior goal differential.

Rozen was actually only able to finish one match with Kaya, a 1-0 loss to Pachanga Diliman FC in his debut with the squad. He was sent off during the club’s 2-1 fight-marred triumph against Green Archers United Globe after entering the pitch during the melee that broke out midway through the second half.

Because of the red card he received in that match, Rozen was suspended for Kaya’s match against Nomads FC, which ended in a scoreless draw last Tuesday.

Reached by InterAKTV, Rozen said that he will wait for the club to release an official statement before commenting about his resignation.

“The club will publish statement thereon. Later on, it will be a pleasure to talk to you. Mabuhay!” he said.

Kaya has yet to announce Rozen’s replacement for its upcoming match against Cup titlist Stallion Sta. Lucia on Tuesday.

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