Mathare United FC coach fired

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New Mathare United coach Frank Ouna. PHOTO/ Twitter

KPL – Mathare United football club head coach Salim Ali has been fired.

This is after leading the team to a poor start this season which has placed them at the bottom of the Kenya Premier League table.

Ali was sacked for failing to turn around the club’s performance this season where they have only managed 10 points in fifteen games.


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The team only managed to get two wins, four draws and suffered nine defeats, prompting the head coach removal from the club.

According to the club’s Chief Exective Officer Jacktone Obure, he will be replaced by former Wazito football club coach Frank Ouna.

Ali had led the club to barren draw against Vihiga United on Sunday May 16, and the club had announced this as a “step in the right direction.”

This comes even as KPL games resumed over the weekend after a short break that was occassioned by a surge in Covid-19 cases in the country.

President Uhuru Kenyatta announced restriction of movement and banning of all activities as the Ministry of Health monitered the spread of the virus in various parts of the country.

Sporting activities however resumed with the Ministry of Sports issuing new guidelines to be observed in all sporting activities.

Last week, Bidco United football clubs and Gor Mahia FC players got tested for Covid-19, meeting one of the requirements for the resumption of sporting activities.

All players in the KPL and National Super League had earlier received their first short of Covid-19 vaccination.


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