Kimanzi full of praise for "big asset" Kimani

Mathare United forward Kevin Kimani prepares to take a freekick during their Kenyan Premier League match against Chemelil Sugar at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on December 8, 2018.

Mathare United coach Francis Kimanzi has lauded Kevin Kimani for his impressive performance against Chemelil Sugar at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani over the weekend.

Kimani, who started on the right of an attack that also had Cliff Nyakeya and Clifford Alwanga, left a mark on his first match in his second stint at the club with his darting runs and dangerous deliveries on set-pieces.

He provided an assist for Alwanga’s second goal and was a constant menace for the Millers in the final third.

Big asset

“He is a player who comes with a lot of value and we are happy he was able to show that. He had a very good record last season in terms of statistics for assists and goals, that’s why we brought him on board,” began Kimanzi.

“As long as he continues to produce such performances then there is no reason why he can’t be fielded. He is a big asset for this team,” he added of the player he has worked with before at Tusker.

Satisfied

On the overall team performance:

“It’s a positive result given that this is the first competitive match after a long break. We are satisfied with the performance, we have a good group of technical players and they showed that they can work well together,” observed Kimanzi.

The Slum Boys travel to Bungoma to face Nzoia Sugar in their next match slated for Saturday at Sudi Stadium.