Kimanzi set to replace Matano at Tusker


Kimanzi set to replace Matano at Tusker
Former Harambee Stars coach Francis Kimanzi instructs his charges against Togo during their Total Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers 2021 first leg match at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on November 18, 2019. The match ended 1-1. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Citizen Digital

In Summary

  • Immediate former Harambee Stars boss Francis Kimanzi could be headed back to Tusker FC where he spent two years as head coach, according to reports
  • Kimanzi left his position at the national side just a few days after beating Zambia in an international friendly at Nyayo Stadium on October 9

Immediate former Harambee Stars boss Francis Kimanzi could be headed back to Tusker FC where he spent two years as head coach, according to reports.

Kimanzi left his position at the national side just a few days after beating Zambia in an international friendly at Nyayo Stadium on October 9.

Tusker is currently under the stewardship of Robert Matano, who is understood to be recuperating in hospital after falling ill.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Kimanzi did not deny or confirm the rumours but assured he will be back in active coaching soon.

“At the moment I am just resting maybe for a month or so but be assured I will be back soon in active football, I will be available for any opportunity that will present itself,” he said.

Should Kimanzi be appointed the Brewers’ coach, it will be the second time he is replacing Matano at the club.

Before the 2014 season began, he was appointed to replace the veteran coach who had overseen the previous season which they had finished fifth.

Tusker last won the title in 2016 and before they were unseated the following year by Gor who have since held on to the trophy for four years.

As was the case in the 2019/20 season, Tusker will face Gor Mahia in the league-opening encounter on November 20.

Last season, they lost the opener by a 5-2 margin in Kisumu.

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