Shungu stalls on Rayon return

Shungu’s chances of reuniting with his former employers Rayon Sport has taken another twist. Reports indicate that the former Amavubi assistant coach is playing hard to get with the Blues who are ready to give him a rare third spell at the club.
Controversial; Raoul Shungu is playing hard to get with his former employers Rayon Sport. (File Photo)
Controversial; Raoul Shungu is playing hard to get with his former employers Rayon Sport. (File Photo)

Shungu’s chances of reuniting with his former employers Rayon Sport has taken another twist. Reports indicate that the former Amavubi assistant coach is playing hard to get with the Blues who are ready to give him a rare third spell at the club.

Rayon’s secretary general Olivier Gakwaya recently claimed that the two parties had reached a compromise.

“During the club’s general assembly, we agreed that he would officially apply for the post of Rayon Sport head coach but we don’t know what has happened,” Gakwaya told Times Sport.

However, fresh reports indicate that the Congolese tactician has refused to honour the resolution.

It is said that Shungu is not willing to re-apply for the job despite agreeing to do so during the club’s recent general assembly.

“He knows what is expected of him but we have not received anything from him. At this point, we don’t know if he is still interested in the offer,” Gakwaya added.

Rayon parted ways with Shungu back in May over “irreconcilable differences”.

The Congolese tactician was blamed for a number of lapses at the club ranging from the loss of Rwf 15million on foreign players, some of whom have deserted the club since, causing unrest in the dressing room, creating a rift between his assistant Jean Baptista Kayiranga and the players as well as creating bad blood between the club and the local football governing body, Ferwafa.

However, withstanding Shungu’s misdeeds, he still ranks as Rayon’s most successful coach after guiding the club to four league titles (1997, 1998, 2002 and 2004) and one Cecafa Club Championship (1998).

After guiding the club to the 2004 league title, he moved to Seychelles for a short stint before reuniting with the club at the start of the 2008-09 season were Rayon finished third, behind APR and Atraco.

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