Kenya: Tusker Is the Best Team in the League, Admits Kimanzi After Winning Award


Wazito FC head coach Francis Kimanzi is the Football Kenya Federation Premier League Coach of the Month for January.

Kimanzi, who took over Wazito at the beginning of the current campaign, beat Tusker coach Robert Matano to the award after guiding the moneybags to five wins in as many matches in January.

Our head coach Francis Kimanzi has been named @Officialfkfpl January coach of the month.

Congratulations coach#Wazito4life pic.twitter.com/INnTuYL8UX

– WAZITO FOOTBALL CLUB (@wazitofc) March 11, 2021

The former Harambee Stars coach scooped the a ward after guiding Wazito to five wins in the month and became the second recipient this season after KCB coach Zedikiah ‘Zico’ Otieno.

He beat Tusker coach Robert ‘The Lion’ Matano who emerged second. Matano lead Tusker to four wins and one draw making Kimanzi record superior to his.

They opened the year with a 2-1 win over league returnees Vihiga United, beat AFC Leopards by a solitary goal. In the third and fourth matches, they came from behind to hit newbies Bidco United and Nzoia Sugar 2-1.

Wazito ended the month by beating Kakamega Homeboyz by a solitary goal to maintain their perfect run.

Kimanzi said he achieved the success because of the dedicated playing unit and technical bench.

“It is not that I’m special but this success came as a result of the hard work and learning experience from the whole team. We pushed hard, looked at how other team played and put in tactical ways of wining,” Kimanzi said after receiving the award at the club’s training base at Marist International Institute in Karen on Thursday.

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