Revitalized Simon acclaimed at popular Radio show

Mathare United diehard fan Simon Kimani addresses players after the historic friendly match between the current squad and former players held on Thursday 7 June at the Goan Institute Grounds.

After hosting Mathare United diehard fan Simon Kimani on his weekend show “The Weekend Warm Up” at Radio Jambo, radio presenter Fred Arocho has revealed that a lot of fans have been inspired by Simon’s remarkable journey from alcoholism to soberness.

Kimani, who was recently discharged from Levuka Treatment Centre after successfully completing his three month rehabilitation programme, was the chief guest during the Saturday 17 June show where he shared his story of redemption and the challenges he has encountered along the way.

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In light of the positive feedback from followers of his show, Arocho—who featured for KCB FC in his heydays—expressed his delight at Simon’s determination to change adding that he is a shining example to footballers who are victims of alcoholism and drug abuse.

Second chance 

“I have received a lot of positive comments about Simon and people are impressed by the decision he made. Former footballers who are struggling with alcoholism are also asking about the institution because they now feel that there is a second chance in life. If Simon could do it then why not?,” said Arocho.

Speaking along the same breath, club CEO Jectone Obure echoed Arocho’s sentiments pointing out Simon’s commitment to his new job at the club where he is in charge of equipment and kits.

Responsbile life 

“Simon has been doing a good job at the office and I am happy that he is now living a responsible life. He also got born again recently and this is a big step in helping him grow spiritually,” rubberstamped Obure.

Simon’s return will certainly boost the lads in the second leg of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) with his trademark chant of Mathareeee Uniteeeeed expected to light up our match venues.

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