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Lewis rejoins Kaya as new mentor

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Kaya's UFL first division and cup championship hopes got a big boost as a familiar face makes a return to the club.

Kaya announced on Friday that Fabien Lewis will coach the team on an interim basis until the end of the season.

Lewis, who played for Kaya in 2013 and later became an assistant to former mentor David Perkovic, will now lead a Kaya team which played the group stages of the UFL Cup without a coach following the resignation of Adam Reekie but still grabbed the top seed come the playoffs n July.

“My goal is to build on our already-engraved fighting team spirit, add a disciplined but entertaining style of play, and try my best to help them to achieve all their team goals and aspirations,” Lewis bared his plans in the club's website.

In the official statement, the club "look[s] forward to the second round of the 2015 UFL season with optimism and zeal under his leadership and experience."

Lewis is not new to the ASEAN football scene as prior to his playing stint at Kaya, he also played for the S-League's Woodlands Wellington and has been a coach since 2006. He also became a part of Trinidad and Tobago's national youth team and got a call-up for the senior squad.