Kimanzi resigns as Mathare United boss


Mathare United FC coach Francis Kimanzi (R) and his assistant Salim Ali follow action during ...
Mathare United FC coach Francis Kimanzi (R) and his assistant Salim Ali follow action during their Sportpesa Premier League match against Gor Mahia FC at the Nyayo National stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on May 22, 2016. Gor Mahia FC won 2-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Francis Kimanzi has resigned from his post as Mathare United head coach, the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) club has announced
  • His assistant Salim Ali has been promoted to take over from Kimanzi who stepped down to focus on his role at the national team Harambee Stars technical bench

Francis Kimanzi has resigned from his post as Mathare United head coach, the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) club has announced.

His assistant Salim Ali has been promoted to take over from Kimanzi who stepped down to focus on his role at the national team Harambee Stars technical bench.

Kimanzi has been on duty with the Harambee Stars as Sebastien Migne’s assistant since May 31 when the team travelled for the pre-African Cup of Nations camp in France and on his return, has been in camp as the Stars prepare for their African Nations Championship qualifier against Tanzania.

Kimanzi was previously in charge of the national Under 23 side before taking up his role as Mignes   assistant.

Stars are in camp at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani polishing their edges ahead of a two-leg qualifier against Tanzania.

Harambee Stars will tackle the Taifa Stars in the first leg tie on July 28 in Tanzania’s capital Dar es Salaam with the return leg slated on August 2 at Kasarani.

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