Kimanzi responds to Harambee Stars job link rumors
Mathare United coach Francis Kimanzi's name has popped up in several forums as a possible replacement for departed Belgian Paul Put as Harambee Stars coach alongside Jacob "Ghost " Mulei.
However, Harambee Stars fans will disappointed to learn that Kimanzi is not interested in the vacant job for now as he is busy rebuilding Mathare United.
"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 told ghettoradio.co.ke.
He is enjoying a good spell with Mathare United who sit on top of the KPL log. Kimazi guided the club to their first and ever Kenyan Premier League title in 2008.
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is working in earnest to find a suitable replacement for Paul Put, who quit just three months into the job, before Kenya hosts Ghana on 23rd March in a Group F of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers at Nairobi. Stanley Okumbi is at the helm on acting capacity.
Under Coach Francis Kimanzi, Harambee Stars had one of the best spells in modern history. A rejuvenated Harambee Stars beat Namibia, Guinea and Zimbabwe at home and managed a draw at Harare in one of the best ever runs for the team to also earn the best ever FIFA ranking achieved by Kenya in 2008 when they were placed 68th worldwide.