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‘Sleepless’ Kimanzi Working Tirelessly To Fix Mathare United

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NAIROBI, Kenya – Mathare United FC boss Francis Kimanzi is getting sleepless nights with the 2008 SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions staring at relegation.

The former Harambee Stars head coach who is reputed as one of the most qualified local football coaches is not about to give up leading the fight for survival for the bottom-placed side.

“We just need to work on composure in front of the goal and being quicker and aggressive. If we perfect that in the next few fixtures then we can turn tables.

“Every team wants to be in a place where you enjoy. When you are at the bottom you have psychological and mental fear,” Kimanzi offered.

Positive results

“You tend to overdo things just to turn the results but when you get positive results everything settles down and mentally you become better,” Kimanzi who led Stars to the final round of qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup added.

Kimanzi hailed the new players he signed during the SPL transfer window.

“We are in the process of building a team. We have seen some good development from the players we acquired in June and they are proving to be important additions to the team.

“I think we are playing better football than many teams but still we can’t get the result that we want. We need 100 per cent results that can be a huge reward for the job that we are doing,” Kimanzi told the club’s official website.

Mathare will take on Kakamega Homeboyz FC in their next SPL fixture on July 29.

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