My plans for Mathare United – Francis Kimanzi

My plans for Mathare United – Francis Kimanzi
Mathare United chairman Bob Munro (left) and Francis Kimanzi. [Photo/]

Mathare United chairman Bob Munro (left) and Francis Kimanzi. [Photo/]


Newly appointed Mathare United Coach Francis Kimanzi has set out his plans for the club as he returns to the team where he made a name after seven years.

Kimanzi who was Mathare United coach when they won the Kenya Premier League in 2008 has made a return to the club on a three year contract.

Speaking after his official unveiling, Kimanzi said he wants to focus on youth development as the basic unit for developing the side.

Mathare United coach Francis Kimanzi. [Photo/]

“There is a great MYSA under-19 team in place and I intend to make it as feeder to the senior team. We have to embrace continuity which is why the formation of youth teams is of paramount importance,” said Kimanzi.

Kimanzi hailed the legacy left by his predecessor Stanley Okumbi whose squad was a blend of youth and experience, adding that he will roll out his long and short terms goals once the players return from Christmas and New Year festivities and after the end of the transfer window in January.

The former Tusker FC coach will be assisted by another former Mathare United coach Salim Ali was also appointed on a three year contract.

Mathare chairman Bob Munro expressed hope that the presence of Kimanzi and Salim will add value to the team given their great experience and called upon players to give them maximum support for the team to post
the desired results.

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