Francis Kimanzi


Summary FRANCIS KIMANZI

Present Head Coach, Mathare United FC

positions Head Coach, Kenyan National Harambee Stars Team

Instructor, MYSA/Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) Academy

Contact Box 69038 Nairobi 00622 Kenya

Mobile: 254-722-722533

e-mail: fkimanzi@yahoo.com

Civil Born May 29, 1976 in Kitui, Kenya

status Kenya citizen, married with one son

Languages Kikamba, Kiswahili, English, Norwegian

Education Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (1993)

Norwegian history, culture, language and photojournalism courses, Hamar Folkehogskolan (1997-98)

Royal Netherlands Football (KNVB) Academy, International High-Level Coaching Certificate (2004)

Royal Netherlands Football (KNVB) Academy, International UEFA B Coaching License (2006)

Year Highlights

1987 Founding player in the new Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) youth football leagues and continued as a player and, since 1989, also served as a coach and referee in the MYSA leagues

1989 St. Teresa’s FC Captain, Overall MYSA U16 Championships Runner-up

1990 MYSA U16 Team Assistant Captain, KFF Nairobi Provincial Youth Tournament

1991 MYSA U16 Team Assistant Captain, KFF Nairobi Provincial Youth Tournament

1992 KK Eleven FC Captain, Overall MYSA U18 Championships Runner-up

MYSA U16 Team Assistant Captain, KFF Nairobi Provincial Youth Tournament

MYSA U16 Team Assistant Captain, Eco-92 Tournament Champions in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

MYSA U16 Team Assistant Captain, Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden

MYSA U16 Team Assistant Captain, Dana Cup in Fredrikshavn, Denmark

MYSA U16 Team Assistant Captain, Norway Cup in Oslo, Norway

1993 MYSA U18 Team Assistant Captain, KFF Nairobi Provincial Youth Championship

Nairobi Provincial All-Stars Player, KFF National Youth Championship

1994 Mathare United FC (MUFC) Founding Player and Captain, KFF Provincial League Champions

1995 MUFC Captain, KFF Provincial Super 1 League Champions and MUFC Top Scorer

Pequininos FC Head Coach, Overall MYSA U16 Champions

MYSA U16 Team Head Coach, Norway Cup

1996 MUFC Player, KFF Provincial Super 2 League Champions

MYSA U16 Team Head Coach, Norway Cup

1997-98 Studied history, culture, language and photojournalism at Hamar Folkehogskolan in Norway

1998 MUFC Captain, KFF Nationwide League Runner-up, Moi Golden Cup Champions, Super Cup Winner

1999 MUFC Player, Hedex Millennium Cup Champions

1999-01 Founder/instructor for the MYSA Youth Photography Project which led to the publication and worldwide distribution of the Shootback book of photographs by MYSA youth on life in the Mathare slums

2000 MUFC Assistant Coach/Player, KFF Premier League/Tusker Group and Moi Golden Cup Champions

2001 MUFC Assistant Coach/Player, KFF Premier League Runner-up

Received First CAF/African Youth Development Award in Johannesburg on behalf of MYSA/MUFC

2001-02 Director, Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA)

2002 MUFC Head Coach, MUFC, KFF Premier League Group A Runner-up and Labour Day Cup Winners

2003-04 MUFC Head Coach, Kenyan Champions League

2004 International High-Level Coaching Certificate, Royal Netherlands Football Academy in Zeist, Holland

2004-05 MUFC Head Coach, KFF Premier League Group B Winners

2005-06 MUFC Head Coach, Kenyan Premier League

2006 International UEFA B Coaching License, Royal Netherlands Football Academy in Zeist, Holland

KNVB/MYSA Instructor for high-level coaching courses in Mozambique and Zambia

2006-07 MUFC Head Coach, Kenyan Premier League Runner-up

2007 KNVB/MYSA Instructor for high-level coaching courses in South Africa