Kim content with 2018 achievements

Mathare United coach Francis Kimanzi looks on during their Round 34 match against Ulinzi Stars at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Head coach Francis Kimanzi is satisfied with the eighth place finish achieved in the league this season despite falling short of the initial top five target.

Finishing in mid-table was a remarkable improvement for the Slum Boys who battled relegation for majority of last season and finally survived to finish 13th on the log.

"I am happy with what we have done this year. There is some huge development in the playing unit. We have played some good football and the youngsters have shown a lot of maturity. We can only get better," said Kimanzi.

The season did not culminate in victory against Ulinzi Stars on Sunday despite the boys putting up a good show in the second half to settle for a 1-1 draw.

"I look at it as a point gained because the opponent also wanted to win. We played veyr well apart from that mistake which costed us a goal.

"The response in the second half was wonderful given it's the last game of the season and fatigue tends to creep in. We could have even won it in the latter stages," assessed Kimanzi.

Kimanzi is set to beef up his squad with new additions in the upcoming transfer window ahead of the new season that starts in December 2018.