Mathare United are the new KPL Champions

December 26, 2008

After a long and painful 10 year wait, the Kenyan Premier League title is finally home!!! Those are the sentiments of the very many talented youth of Mathare who, despite exhibiting the largest pool of soccer talent countrywide have seen the title eluding them at almost the last days of the premier League every year.

But this time round Mathare United did it in Style. They convincingly beat Law enforcing side Red Berets by two goals to one. As usual Francis Ouma did the clinical finishing job for Mathare United when he netted in the two goals at the Nyayo National stadium. Red Berets scored their lone goal through a penalty

Mathare United finished the league on the first place ahead of they challengers, Sony Sugar who finished second.

Coach Francis Kimanzi is a proud man. He is arguably the most successful youth Mathare United has every produced. During his heydays as a player, he captained Mathare United to its first Moi Golden Cup trophy in 1998. He then went ahead to lead the team to represent the country in CAF Cup. He now crowns it all by being the youngest Coach in Kenya’s history books to lead a team to¬† a national premier league title. At only 32 he seems to just have started. He will coach the team which will represent Kenya in the lucrative Africa Champions League which starts in January. The draws are already out and they are meeting Zesco of Zambia on the 15th of January 2009.

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