KCB unveil ‘Zico’ Otieno as head coach


KCB unveil 'Zico' Otieno as head coach
Zedekiah 'Zico' Otieno was unveiled as KCB's head coach on Monday. PHOTO/Courtesy

In Summary

  • KCB Football Club (KCB FC) has rejigged its squad ahead of the 2019-2020 season which is scheduled to kick off next month.

  • The KCB Bank Kenya backed outfit has also completed the signing of nine new players and unveiled tactician Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno as the new head coach.

  • While unveiling the team in Nairobi on  Monday , KCB Group Director Regional Businesses Paul Russo who is also the club’s president said the changes are geared towards boosting the club’s performance in the Premier League.

KCB Football Club (KCB FC) has rejigged its squad ahead of the 2019-2020 season which is scheduled to kick off next month.

The KCB Bank Kenya backed outfit has also completed the signing of nine new players and unveiled tactician Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno as the new head coach.

While unveiling the team in Nairobi on  Monday , KCB Group Director Regional Businesses Paul Russo who is also the club’s president said the changes are geared towards boosting the club’s performance in the Premier League.

“We are confident that the squad has what it takes to compete effectively in the local football scene, we are targeting the top honours this season,” said Russo. “We have strengthened all the departments, learning from last season’s experiences so as to give the team the technical capacity it requires in the highly competitive Premier League setting,” he added.

Zico was recently tapped as assistant coach for the national football team Harambee Stars, and will, seemingly double up on the two roles.

KCB has also brought on board Ugandan goalkeeper Allan Owini, Sofapaka duo of midfielder Denis Odhiambo and striker Steven Waruru.

The club has also signed Pascal Ogweno from Gor Mahia, Regan Paul from Busia Olympics, Allan Owiny (Mathare), Enock Agwanda of Sony Sugar and Kisumu All-Stars duo of striker Ian Motanda and defender Moses Odhiambo.

The team’s technical bench consists of team manager Bramwell Simiyu Zico as head coach, assisted by Godfey Oduor Otieno.

Samuel Macharia will be the strength and conditioning coach, while 37-year-old Michael Oyando will double as trainer and team coordinator with Charles Omondi Owour being appointed as goalkeeper trainer.

KCB FC will kick off the 2019/20 season with an away clash with Sony Sugar in Awendo on August 31, 2019 followed by matches against newly promoted outfit Kisumu All Stars, defending champions Gor Mahia and Homeboyz in Nzoia.

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