Eleven time Kenya Premier League Champions Tusker FC, have today unveiled Robert Matano as the club’s new head coach at their Ruaraka training ground.
Matano who takes over immediately from Ugandan Sam Timbe who was released by the club at the weekend following disappointing results so far this season.
The 54-year-old who is not a new face at Tusker FC will bring extensive experience of the Kenya Premier League, having managed at Gor Mahia, Ulinizi, Sofapaka, AFC and Tusker FC between 2012 and 2014.
During his time at Tusker, Matano led the club to one league title and one Super eight title.
Matano will be deputised by Charles Okere Okoth who joins the club from KCB FC, where he held a similar position, Charles will also double up as club’s youth head coach.
The rest of the technical bench members comprising of goalkeeper trainer Hagai Azande, Team doctor Wycliffe Makanga, Strength and conditioning Coach Enos Karani and team manager George Opondo, retain their respective positions.
The club’s Chief Executive Officer Charles Obiny expressed his confidence in the new head coach and his assistant. “We are confident that Matano and Okoth can get the club back to winning ways, and get our season back on track.”
Speaking after his unveiling, Matano expressed his excitement at returning to the club. “It's a challenge I'm excited by. It's a great opportunity to come back to a club I know well, and a club I've got real affinity with, and I couldn't turn that down. I am confident in this group of players and I know that they will deliver and play to their full potential.”
"Our immediate objective clearly is to start winning matches and ultimately finish as high as we possibly can in the league, we will also want to challenge for the GoTV Shield.” He added.
The new technical bench’s first assignment will be at Camp Toyoyo where they will take on Wazito FC on Wednesday in a league fixture.
Tusker FC are currently placed 15th in the league standings after collecting ten points from 11 fixtures, 15 points behind league leaders Gor Mahia.