The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season is beginning to take
shape, just as a number of key stakeholders are being shown the door. First it
was Gor Mahia’s Anaba Awono, another coach has followed him to the exit door.
2008 KPL champions Mathare United have ushered in a new
regime after reports coming from the team indicated that coach Gabriel Kingi
Njoroge has resigned, even after leading Mathare United to their first premier
league win of the season, albeit in seven attempts.
Last season’s deputy coach Stanley Okumbi, who worked under
both the national team coach Francis Kimanzi (currently also the Sofapaka FC
director of football) and the current Sofapaka coach Salim Ali, has already
taken over the reins.
Coached U19 side
Until his appointment, Okumbi was a member of the Kariobangi
Sharks technical bench. He also handled the Mathare United U19 team at the KPL
U19 tournament last year.
Mathare United are currently placed second from bottom and a
key role for Okumbi will be to return gloss to the KPL giants who have
struggled to register good results so far.