Mathare United coach, Francis Kimanzi has put to bed rumors that he will be the new Harambee Stars coach.
Speaking in the wake of Paul Put’s resignation, the veteran tactician has been fronted by Kenyan football fans as the most suitable candidate to take the Stars job.
However, he dismissed the suggestions saying that he has been building something with Mathare United and he intends to see it through.
“The last time I did something like that was when I was at Sofapaka, they approached my chairman back then and I left the club. I left the project I was working on but I do not intend to do that this season.” Kimanzi said.
Mathare United are in fine form this season, sitting at the top of the log with seven points. Kimanzi is hopeful that his team will replicate this performance for the rest of the season.
Last season, Mathare signed 17 new players, a factor many feel was their Achilles heel.
His team has been boosted by the return of Wycliffe Kasaya, who has been missing in action since September last year. The veteran keeper started out on the bench, in the Kenya Premier League match that saw them draw with Ulinzi last weekend.
Kasaya is hopeful that he will reclaim his role between the sticks when they visit Sofapaka in Machakos this weekend.
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