Francis Kimanzi

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Francis Kimanzi said : “The stoppages occasioned by Covid-19 compromised the quality of my team and slowed down the momentum we had gained earlier on,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 1, 2021 2:26:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We fizzled out in the second half and that's what cost us the match. To score more goals, we should've maintained the same intensity we exhibited in the first half, which we didn't,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 22, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “I know many teams have resorted to individual training programs, but just how effective are they? Personally, I don’t think they bring out the desired results,” “I believe my players understand quite clearly what is required of them and they know we expect them to perform and as such, I don’t think they would decide to sit on their laurels” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 22, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We had set our objectives at the beginning of the season but it’s still too early to appraise my performance as a coach. I have only been in charge of a few matches to date,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 22, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi déclare : "Pour les gens comme moi qui ne savent pas nager, c'est une façon très agréable de naviguer le long du Nil" External link

AfricaNews-French Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “I am not sure I can really bank on booming business this year as I understand the cost of living is high currently and people are still suffering from the economic effects of Covid-19, 'watu watanunua maua ama unga'(will people buy flowers or flour,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 12, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi says : “I remember in this team, we had twin brothers Fred and Bill Arocho who featured as defender and striker respectively,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 30, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi says : “In 1997, Harambee Stars Reinhardt Fabisch requested to have me in his squad but was disappointed to find out that I was out of the country,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 30, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We are working against the clock to ensure we are in good shape and get a positive result in the friendly match," External link

allafrica Monday, October 12, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “It’s a great game for us. I’m very happy with the result considering that I didn’t get enough time to prepare the boys. This left me with no option but to field with low fitness levels,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 12, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “I expected us to wade through the match in the last twenty minutes or so which actually happened after some of our players gave in to fatigue. It’s understandable given the situation we have gone through since the outbreak of Covid-19,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 12, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “Dropped sales and projected poor performance has rendered the respondent’s wage bill untenable and unless the respondent takes urgent remedial measures it will find itself staring at an economic crisis right in the face,” “Sustainability measures are in the best interest of both the respondents and employees. If the measures are not implemented, more branches will close and more workers rendered redundant” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “He has the resilience that is needed and when you have a young guy who pushes himself to the last minute and stretches his limits then you can achieve something. He also loves to win matches and this is something very positive about him and every coach would be willing to work with such a player,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “At the moment we (technical bench) have agreed to shelve every decision about selection. We can’t talk about the future of football until we fight this (coronavirus) pandemic,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said ( about David Sesay ) : "He is a young right back and winger. We also have Phillip (Mweene) in Germany and Daniel (Anyembe) in Denmark who have Kenyan roots and can play on the right side of defence. My experience with these players (of Kenyan descent) is that normally they confirm their availability for national team duty in the media but when we call them up, they do not respond. If Sesay is now available, we will give him a chance," External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 2, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "COVID will affect our flow, our resources, both human, financial and all that, and that may draw back some of the gains that have been brought in in malaria control, especially now that we are going into the malaria season with the long rains in and the peak season coming up," "If resources are diverted to COVID and other issues, if the population is not able to access health care promptly, if the supplies - drugs and malaria testing kits - don't get to the facilities in good time, then obviously we expect that there might be some reversal in terms of the gains that have been gotten in terms of malaria control" External link

kenyastar Friday, April 24, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We thank the local clubs for releasing the players so as to enable early preparations ahead of the match against Comoros," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, March 9, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We have 16 players in camp at the moment and we will be expecting foreign-based players to join them in the next two weeks," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, March 9, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We thank the local clubs for releasing the players so as to enable early preparations ahead of the match against Comoros. We have 16 players in camp at the moment and we expect foreign-based players to join them in the next two weeks,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 9, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We thank the local clubs for releasing the players so as to enable early preparations ahead of the match against Comoros. We have 16 players in camp at the moment and we expect foreign-based players to join them in the next two weeks,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 9, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi observed : “There is quality in the second tier but their progress is hampered by lack of finances. Players down there do not enjoy similar privileges like their colleagues in the top tier and foreigners. If stakeholders can join hands and improve the league finance wise, then we will be able to produce more players who will compete for the starting roles,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 28, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “This is a business move aimed at restoring the company’s financial viability,” External link

standardmedia Friday, February 21, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “The draw is fair to us but that doesn’t mean we relax and sit back. Football results are got on the pitch and even Rwanda, who are seen as underdogs in the group, can pull a surprise and qualify,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi added : “Rwanda and Uganda are our neighbours and this is good for us in terms of traveling logistics and planning arrangements. It is only Mali which is far, but we will cope with the away fixture as we have done in the past against Northern Africa and West Africa teams,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “The draw is fair to us but that doesn’t mean we relax and sit back. Football results are got on the pitch and even Rwanda, who are seen as underdogs in the group, can pull a surprise and qualify,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi added : “Rwanda and Uganda are our neighbours and this is good for us in terms of traveling logistics and planning arrangements. It is only Mali which is far, but we will cope with the away fixture as we have done in the past against Northern Africa and West Africa teams,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “Dealing with bedbugs is an expensive affair and one has to pay over Sh1,000 for their houses to be sprayed with insecticides. The houses should be sprayed at least three times after a 14-day period to ensure complete eradication,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “Dealing with bedbugs is an expensive affair and one has to pay over Sh1,000 for their houses to be sprayed with insecticides. The houses should be sprayed at least three times after a 14-day period to ensure complete eradication,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 16, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi observed : "Eritrea were better. They got their organisation right. We did not work as well as they did.It was a knockout match and we needed to keep on pressing. But sometimes you press wrongly and get punished," "We conceded some easy goals which we could have done better as a team to defend them," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:07:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi concluded : "We conceded four goals which meant that we made a lot of cheap mistakes. We could have worked better together as a unit maybe to get a positive result," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:07:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "I must congratulate them - they did well and deserve to be in the final. We committed a lot of avoidable mistakes as a team and we were punished for it. Sometimes when you are chasing a game from behind you leave gaps and that is what Eritrea exploited and punished us," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "There's nothing to be excited about my return. My hope is that the players are happier to be in the semi-final. Eritrea are at this stage of the tournament by merit and we are too. Therefore we cannot afford to underrate them and we will give it our best shot," External link

nation-ke Monday, December 16, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "Several players suffered knocks in the last match and we are assessing them, hopefully, we can have them ready for the semi," External link

nation-ke Monday, December 16, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi noted ( about Ian ) : "Abawa, for instance, was not meant to start at Cecafa to be honest since we had Timothy (Odhiambo) as an understudy to Ian Otieno in our last Afcon qualifiers and it was only fair to hand him an opportunity at this tournament but sometimes injuries give us a chance to see what other players are capable of and he (Abawa) has grabbed the opportunity and impressed," "Most of the new players are adapting well to the tactical and technical aspects of the game at the top level and we will now have to see how they perform at the men's stage which is the crucial qualifiers next year. At that level it's all about how you portray yourself and take charge as an individual," External link

nation-ke Monday, December 16, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “During such tournaments we have to give fresh faces the chance to show what they can do and thereafter promote some of them to the main team if they do well,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “Everyone who was called up to the camp has reported and is training hard for the tournament. We are looking forward to retaining the trophy we won in the 2017,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:48:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi explained : "We did not get the result we wanted," External link

nation-ke Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “It’s a home game and I expect many fans to come cheer the team as I believe that can make a big difference. We are playing at home and need to take advantage of that,” External link

nation-ke Monday, November 18, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi told ( about Ayub Timbe ) : “Matasi and Ayub are still being assessed by the medical team and will have to undergo late fitness tests in Kenya to determine if they will play a part in the Togo match,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi agreed : “Thumbs up to KHU for the timely move. Clubs will be able to do their businesses on time and on to the new season with ease” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 15, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We consulted as the technical bench and decided not to include him in this squad,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We will analyse this result very calmly," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said ( about Victor Wanyama ) : “For sure we missed Wanyama presence but those who were available proved their worth. We will have to adjust some departments and bring new inclusions because our focus is to record a good result and build on the Uganda performance,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, October 13, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "These are the type of games where the players can use to step up to the next level. I'm impressed with what they were able to produce against quality opposition and especially in the second half," External link

nation-ke Monday, September 9, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said ( about Uganda Cranes ) : “He is an experienced player and having him in the team is a plus. He has a small injury but let’s wait and see if he will be available on Sunday. We have capable doctors in the team and it is good for us to ascertain the extent of the injury and what needs to be done since he is our player. It is also very important to have him in camp despite the injury. We are building a team for the future not just the Uganda friendly and therefore the unity and chemistry is important,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 5, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said ( about Uganda Cranes ) : “We will miss a number of senior players due to acceptable reasons but this is a good opportunity to test our depth by giving an opportunity to other players. Of course we want to win against Uganda but the bigger mission is to check what these players that haven’t had the opportunity to play for the national team regularly can do – this could be the beginning of something exciting,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 5, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said ( about Sébastien Migné ) : "We have done some positive work with (former coach) Sebastien (Migne) to develop the team and we qualified for the (2019) Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 15-years. Our plan is to continue this development and qualify for the next edition of the tournament," External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "Things are better now than they were 10 years ago when I was the coach of the national team. We have the support of the federation and most of the players are both experienced and exposed. We will give them chances to perform," External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We laid a good foundation with our former coach, (by) qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 15-years," "This is a continuation of the good job we did, and we are looking forward to accomplishing our biggest challenge of getting the team to the next continental championship (Africa Cup of Nations) in 2021" External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi told : “It’s not polite when you are not always around your team (Mathare United) due to national team duty. It’s even more difficult when the environment is not supportive of the experience you are gathering and bringing to the team,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 26, 2019 6:44:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We have a busy calendar ahead of us but we picked a lot of positives in the Afcon which we really want to build on. We had a very good squad for Chan but there have been a few surprises due to transfers which has made us look around for other options. We hope to have a good start this weekend and see how it develops,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 26, 2019 6:44:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We have been very unlucky towards the end of some matches but coming into the match against Nzoia Sugar, the players needed a win,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “Form is temporary what’s important is to have the positive attitude and I think he is back, he has been doing a very good job in the past matches, even without scoring, he is improving so far,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “If we can keep them together they will get better. They need more international exposure with some test matches and tournaments because we’ve some special talents in there,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We kept the game on their side by failing to convert our chances, you can only open up a game with a goal, we should have done this in the first half,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We need to create more chances than them, something we didn’t do in Sudan, but there’s a huge possibility of scoring more,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 26, 2019 12:48:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi told : “We expect some other players we left who are in other clubs that are good enough to compete in this team,” External link

nation-ke Friday, March 22, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We have almost the same squad that played (against Mauritius) but we also know that after the first round of matches, everything gets tougher," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We have almost the same squad that played (against Mauritius) but we also know that after the first round of matches, everything gets tougher," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We did well against Mauritius and it’s good that we have retained a big part of that squad. The boys are motivated and I am confident we’ll get a positive result,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 18, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “My strikers were on holiday failing to convert very clear scoring chances and this came to haunt us at the end,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, March 2, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “I don’t think we were explosive in the last match but we’ve to try to improve in terms of technical and tactical aspect in the next match,” External link

nation-ke Friday, February 1, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi admitted : “This was the second game that I’ve seen a team that wants to play football, they build up thinking and have a strategy to work on for 90 minutes,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 31, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We were in control for very long and we had many chances to kill the game. At this level it is important that you kill the game when you are on top,” External link

kenyastar Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We were in control for very long and we had many chances to kill the game. At this level it is important that you kill the game when you are on top,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "It was a good game though we took too long to kill the game given that we had more than four clear chances early on. Today it was a bit different, we had to come from a goal down and I'm impressed that my players showed a good behaviour under different circumstances. It shows we can build something unique around this team. We are back on top but the league is a long journey, we continue taking a game at a time," External link

nation-ke Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi noted : “They’ve to show passion to win more matches having been together for a while,” External link

nation-ke Friday, January 18, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “The boys are showing what they’ve been acquiring for the previous two to three years they’ve been together by winning matches,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “It was tough match and I am pleased with the point gained from the match” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 7, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi noted ( about Kevin Kimani ) : “We brought Kimani on board because of his value in terms of statistics for assists and goals,” External link

nation-ke Friday, December 14, 2018 5:07:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi added : “This kind of run obviously hurts very much and the players are not confident at all but they tried to create chances (against Homeboyz). Getting a draw away is not bad. We have not lost in the last four games so we hope to perform well in our next fixtures. Our position in the league will change very soon,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 31, 2017 8:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "I can tell you we have some very good players in this group. They deserve a chance to play at the top level," External link

allafrica Sunday, November 13, 2016 10:26:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "It's a long term injury so we don't expect to have him this season. He has already started rehabilitation but this is the wrong time to bring him on. To be honest I am not in a position to force him back. There's time because he's still young. It is always unlucky for a player to suffer such a long term injury but the good thing is that he will come back," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:37:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We worked hard but we have to admit Tusker worked harder than us, we have learnt from the performance and hope to build it up to the remaining games," External link

allafrica Monday, August 8, 2016 5:24:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "This course requires a level-headed approach as every shot is very different. I have played here many times. And over the years, I have realised its not just about driving here but the approaching shots," External link

allafrica Monday, August 1, 2016 8:04:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "This course requires a level-headed approach as every shot is very different. I have played here many times. And over the years, I have realised its not just about driving here but the approaching shots," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 30, 2016 8:20:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "This course requires a level-headed approach as every shot is very different. I have played here many times. And over the years, I have realised its not just about driving here but the approaching shots," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 30, 2016 6:27:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We were poor in the last 15minutes. But we are not worried because we are still competing. When you make some silly mistakes you are punished for that," External link

allafrica Sunday, July 24, 2016 3:58:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We were poor in the last 15minutes. But we are not worried because we are still competing. When you make some silly mistakes you are punished for that," External link

allafrica Sunday, July 24, 2016 12:34:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We were poor in the last 15minutes. But we are not worried because we are still competing. When you make some silly mistakes you are punished for that," External link

nation-ke Saturday, July 23, 2016 5:36:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We faltered last weekend but that is football. When you are winning sometimes you have to be ready to lose sometimes. We took the defeat in stride and we are waiting for the next game. If we win we shall still be on track,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 15, 2016 7:45:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi Said : “We played well and our tactics worked to a certain point of the match. We were scrappy in the second half and that cost us heavily,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, July 9, 2016 6:58:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi told : "As far as the transfer business is concerned, we are not making any more changes to the team. Sometimes it is not wise to pull out many players because you have to be careful not to mess up what you have already built," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 16, 2016 11:51:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi told : "As far as the transfer business is concerned, we are not making any more changes to the team. Sometimes it is not wise to pull out many players because you have to be careful not to mess up what you have already built," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:18:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "The intensity of their strikers made life very difficult for my goalkeeper," External link

allafrica Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:06:00 AM EAT



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mathare united coach6.67%EN02/14/201714/02/2017
suspect0.83%EN01/26/201726/01/2017
director of medical services1.67%EN01/25/201725/01/2017
head coach3.33%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
nairobi mathare united head coach2.50%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
mathare united head coach0.83%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
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former head coach1.67%EN07/02/201602/07/2016
national team captain0.83%EN05/25/201625/05/2016
new coach3.33%EN12/14/201314/12/2013
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Francis KimanziEN68.14%
Francis KimaniEN23.89%
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Francis Kimanzi

Last updated on 2015-03-21T07:33+0300.

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Francis Kimanzi said : “The stoppages occasioned by Covid-19 compromised the quality of my team and slowed down the momentum we had gained earlier on,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 1, 2021 2:26:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We fizzled out in the second half and that's what cost us the match. To score more goals, we should've maintained the same intensity we exhibited in the first half, which we didn't,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 22, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “I know many teams have resorted to individual training programs, but just how effective are they? Personally, I don’t think they bring out the desired results,” “I believe my players understand quite clearly what is required of them and they know we expect them to perform and as such, I don’t think they would decide to sit on their laurels” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 22, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We had set our objectives at the beginning of the season but it’s still too early to appraise my performance as a coach. I have only been in charge of a few matches to date,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 22, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi déclare : "Pour les gens comme moi qui ne savent pas nager, c'est une façon très agréable de naviguer le long du Nil" External link

AfricaNews-French Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “I am not sure I can really bank on booming business this year as I understand the cost of living is high currently and people are still suffering from the economic effects of Covid-19, 'watu watanunua maua ama unga'(will people buy flowers or flour,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 12, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi says : “I remember in this team, we had twin brothers Fred and Bill Arocho who featured as defender and striker respectively,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 30, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi says : “In 1997, Harambee Stars Reinhardt Fabisch requested to have me in his squad but was disappointed to find out that I was out of the country,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 30, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We are working against the clock to ensure we are in good shape and get a positive result in the friendly match," External link

allafrica Monday, October 12, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “It’s a great game for us. I’m very happy with the result considering that I didn’t get enough time to prepare the boys. This left me with no option but to field with low fitness levels,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 12, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “I expected us to wade through the match in the last twenty minutes or so which actually happened after some of our players gave in to fatigue. It’s understandable given the situation we have gone through since the outbreak of Covid-19,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 12, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “Dropped sales and projected poor performance has rendered the respondent’s wage bill untenable and unless the respondent takes urgent remedial measures it will find itself staring at an economic crisis right in the face,” “Sustainability measures are in the best interest of both the respondents and employees. If the measures are not implemented, more branches will close and more workers rendered redundant” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “He has the resilience that is needed and when you have a young guy who pushes himself to the last minute and stretches his limits then you can achieve something. He also loves to win matches and this is something very positive about him and every coach would be willing to work with such a player,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “At the moment we (technical bench) have agreed to shelve every decision about selection. We can’t talk about the future of football until we fight this (coronavirus) pandemic,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said ( about David Sesay ) : "He is a young right back and winger. We also have Phillip (Mweene) in Germany and Daniel (Anyembe) in Denmark who have Kenyan roots and can play on the right side of defence. My experience with these players (of Kenyan descent) is that normally they confirm their availability for national team duty in the media but when we call them up, they do not respond. If Sesay is now available, we will give him a chance," External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 2, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "COVID will affect our flow, our resources, both human, financial and all that, and that may draw back some of the gains that have been brought in in malaria control, especially now that we are going into the malaria season with the long rains in and the peak season coming up," "If resources are diverted to COVID and other issues, if the population is not able to access health care promptly, if the supplies - drugs and malaria testing kits - don't get to the facilities in good time, then obviously we expect that there might be some reversal in terms of the gains that have been gotten in terms of malaria control" External link

kenyastar Friday, April 24, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We thank the local clubs for releasing the players so as to enable early preparations ahead of the match against Comoros," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, March 9, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We have 16 players in camp at the moment and we will be expecting foreign-based players to join them in the next two weeks," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, March 9, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We thank the local clubs for releasing the players so as to enable early preparations ahead of the match against Comoros. We have 16 players in camp at the moment and we expect foreign-based players to join them in the next two weeks,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 9, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We thank the local clubs for releasing the players so as to enable early preparations ahead of the match against Comoros. We have 16 players in camp at the moment and we expect foreign-based players to join them in the next two weeks,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 9, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi observed : “There is quality in the second tier but their progress is hampered by lack of finances. Players down there do not enjoy similar privileges like their colleagues in the top tier and foreigners. If stakeholders can join hands and improve the league finance wise, then we will be able to produce more players who will compete for the starting roles,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 28, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “This is a business move aimed at restoring the company’s financial viability,” External link

standardmedia Friday, February 21, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “The draw is fair to us but that doesn’t mean we relax and sit back. Football results are got on the pitch and even Rwanda, who are seen as underdogs in the group, can pull a surprise and qualify,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi added : “Rwanda and Uganda are our neighbours and this is good for us in terms of traveling logistics and planning arrangements. It is only Mali which is far, but we will cope with the away fixture as we have done in the past against Northern Africa and West Africa teams,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “The draw is fair to us but that doesn’t mean we relax and sit back. Football results are got on the pitch and even Rwanda, who are seen as underdogs in the group, can pull a surprise and qualify,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi added : “Rwanda and Uganda are our neighbours and this is good for us in terms of traveling logistics and planning arrangements. It is only Mali which is far, but we will cope with the away fixture as we have done in the past against Northern Africa and West Africa teams,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “Dealing with bedbugs is an expensive affair and one has to pay over Sh1,000 for their houses to be sprayed with insecticides. The houses should be sprayed at least three times after a 14-day period to ensure complete eradication,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “Dealing with bedbugs is an expensive affair and one has to pay over Sh1,000 for their houses to be sprayed with insecticides. The houses should be sprayed at least three times after a 14-day period to ensure complete eradication,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 16, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi observed : "Eritrea were better. They got their organisation right. We did not work as well as they did.It was a knockout match and we needed to keep on pressing. But sometimes you press wrongly and get punished," "We conceded some easy goals which we could have done better as a team to defend them," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:07:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi concluded : "We conceded four goals which meant that we made a lot of cheap mistakes. We could have worked better together as a unit maybe to get a positive result," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:07:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "I must congratulate them - they did well and deserve to be in the final. We committed a lot of avoidable mistakes as a team and we were punished for it. Sometimes when you are chasing a game from behind you leave gaps and that is what Eritrea exploited and punished us," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "There's nothing to be excited about my return. My hope is that the players are happier to be in the semi-final. Eritrea are at this stage of the tournament by merit and we are too. Therefore we cannot afford to underrate them and we will give it our best shot," External link

nation-ke Monday, December 16, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "Several players suffered knocks in the last match and we are assessing them, hopefully, we can have them ready for the semi," External link

nation-ke Monday, December 16, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi noted ( about Ian ) : "Abawa, for instance, was not meant to start at Cecafa to be honest since we had Timothy (Odhiambo) as an understudy to Ian Otieno in our last Afcon qualifiers and it was only fair to hand him an opportunity at this tournament but sometimes injuries give us a chance to see what other players are capable of and he (Abawa) has grabbed the opportunity and impressed," "Most of the new players are adapting well to the tactical and technical aspects of the game at the top level and we will now have to see how they perform at the men's stage which is the crucial qualifiers next year. At that level it's all about how you portray yourself and take charge as an individual," External link

nation-ke Monday, December 16, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “During such tournaments we have to give fresh faces the chance to show what they can do and thereafter promote some of them to the main team if they do well,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “Everyone who was called up to the camp has reported and is training hard for the tournament. We are looking forward to retaining the trophy we won in the 2017,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:48:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi explained : "We did not get the result we wanted," External link

nation-ke Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “It’s a home game and I expect many fans to come cheer the team as I believe that can make a big difference. We are playing at home and need to take advantage of that,” External link

nation-ke Monday, November 18, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi told ( about Ayub Timbe ) : “Matasi and Ayub are still being assessed by the medical team and will have to undergo late fitness tests in Kenya to determine if they will play a part in the Togo match,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi agreed : “Thumbs up to KHU for the timely move. Clubs will be able to do their businesses on time and on to the new season with ease” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 15, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We consulted as the technical bench and decided not to include him in this squad,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We will analyse this result very calmly," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said ( about Victor Wanyama ) : “For sure we missed Wanyama presence but those who were available proved their worth. We will have to adjust some departments and bring new inclusions because our focus is to record a good result and build on the Uganda performance,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, October 13, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "These are the type of games where the players can use to step up to the next level. I'm impressed with what they were able to produce against quality opposition and especially in the second half," External link

nation-ke Monday, September 9, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said ( about Uganda Cranes ) : “He is an experienced player and having him in the team is a plus. He has a small injury but let’s wait and see if he will be available on Sunday. We have capable doctors in the team and it is good for us to ascertain the extent of the injury and what needs to be done since he is our player. It is also very important to have him in camp despite the injury. We are building a team for the future not just the Uganda friendly and therefore the unity and chemistry is important,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 5, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said ( about Uganda Cranes ) : “We will miss a number of senior players due to acceptable reasons but this is a good opportunity to test our depth by giving an opportunity to other players. Of course we want to win against Uganda but the bigger mission is to check what these players that haven’t had the opportunity to play for the national team regularly can do – this could be the beginning of something exciting,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 5, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said ( about Sébastien Migné ) : "We have done some positive work with (former coach) Sebastien (Migne) to develop the team and we qualified for the (2019) Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 15-years. Our plan is to continue this development and qualify for the next edition of the tournament," External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "Things are better now than they were 10 years ago when I was the coach of the national team. We have the support of the federation and most of the players are both experienced and exposed. We will give them chances to perform," External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We laid a good foundation with our former coach, (by) qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 15-years," "This is a continuation of the good job we did, and we are looking forward to accomplishing our biggest challenge of getting the team to the next continental championship (Africa Cup of Nations) in 2021" External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi told : “It’s not polite when you are not always around your team (Mathare United) due to national team duty. It’s even more difficult when the environment is not supportive of the experience you are gathering and bringing to the team,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 26, 2019 6:44:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We have a busy calendar ahead of us but we picked a lot of positives in the Afcon which we really want to build on. We had a very good squad for Chan but there have been a few surprises due to transfers which has made us look around for other options. We hope to have a good start this weekend and see how it develops,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 26, 2019 6:44:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We have been very unlucky towards the end of some matches but coming into the match against Nzoia Sugar, the players needed a win,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “Form is temporary what’s important is to have the positive attitude and I think he is back, he has been doing a very good job in the past matches, even without scoring, he is improving so far,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “If we can keep them together they will get better. They need more international exposure with some test matches and tournaments because we’ve some special talents in there,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We kept the game on their side by failing to convert our chances, you can only open up a game with a goal, we should have done this in the first half,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We need to create more chances than them, something we didn’t do in Sudan, but there’s a huge possibility of scoring more,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 26, 2019 12:48:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi told : “We expect some other players we left who are in other clubs that are good enough to compete in this team,” External link

nation-ke Friday, March 22, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We have almost the same squad that played (against Mauritius) but we also know that after the first round of matches, everything gets tougher," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We have almost the same squad that played (against Mauritius) but we also know that after the first round of matches, everything gets tougher," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We did well against Mauritius and it’s good that we have retained a big part of that squad. The boys are motivated and I am confident we’ll get a positive result,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 18, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “My strikers were on holiday failing to convert very clear scoring chances and this came to haunt us at the end,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, March 2, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “I don’t think we were explosive in the last match but we’ve to try to improve in terms of technical and tactical aspect in the next match,” External link

nation-ke Friday, February 1, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi admitted : “This was the second game that I’ve seen a team that wants to play football, they build up thinking and have a strategy to work on for 90 minutes,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 31, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We were in control for very long and we had many chances to kill the game. At this level it is important that you kill the game when you are on top,” External link

kenyastar Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We were in control for very long and we had many chances to kill the game. At this level it is important that you kill the game when you are on top,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "It was a good game though we took too long to kill the game given that we had more than four clear chances early on. Today it was a bit different, we had to come from a goal down and I'm impressed that my players showed a good behaviour under different circumstances. It shows we can build something unique around this team. We are back on top but the league is a long journey, we continue taking a game at a time," External link

nation-ke Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi noted : “They’ve to show passion to win more matches having been together for a while,” External link

nation-ke Friday, January 18, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “The boys are showing what they’ve been acquiring for the previous two to three years they’ve been together by winning matches,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “It was tough match and I am pleased with the point gained from the match” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 7, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi noted ( about Kevin Kimani ) : “We brought Kimani on board because of his value in terms of statistics for assists and goals,” External link

nation-ke Friday, December 14, 2018 5:07:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi added : “This kind of run obviously hurts very much and the players are not confident at all but they tried to create chances (against Homeboyz). Getting a draw away is not bad. We have not lost in the last four games so we hope to perform well in our next fixtures. Our position in the league will change very soon,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 31, 2017 8:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "I can tell you we have some very good players in this group. They deserve a chance to play at the top level," External link

allafrica Sunday, November 13, 2016 10:26:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "It's a long term injury so we don't expect to have him this season. He has already started rehabilitation but this is the wrong time to bring him on. To be honest I am not in a position to force him back. There's time because he's still young. It is always unlucky for a player to suffer such a long term injury but the good thing is that he will come back," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:37:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We worked hard but we have to admit Tusker worked harder than us, we have learnt from the performance and hope to build it up to the remaining games," External link

allafrica Monday, August 8, 2016 5:24:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "This course requires a level-headed approach as every shot is very different. I have played here many times. And over the years, I have realised its not just about driving here but the approaching shots," External link

allafrica Monday, August 1, 2016 8:04:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "This course requires a level-headed approach as every shot is very different. I have played here many times. And over the years, I have realised its not just about driving here but the approaching shots," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 30, 2016 8:20:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "This course requires a level-headed approach as every shot is very different. I have played here many times. And over the years, I have realised its not just about driving here but the approaching shots," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 30, 2016 6:27:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We were poor in the last 15minutes. But we are not worried because we are still competing. When you make some silly mistakes you are punished for that," External link

allafrica Sunday, July 24, 2016 3:58:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We were poor in the last 15minutes. But we are not worried because we are still competing. When you make some silly mistakes you are punished for that," External link

allafrica Sunday, July 24, 2016 12:34:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "We were poor in the last 15minutes. But we are not worried because we are still competing. When you make some silly mistakes you are punished for that," External link

nation-ke Saturday, July 23, 2016 5:36:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : “We faltered last weekend but that is football. When you are winning sometimes you have to be ready to lose sometimes. We took the defeat in stride and we are waiting for the next game. If we win we shall still be on track,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 15, 2016 7:45:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi Said : “We played well and our tactics worked to a certain point of the match. We were scrappy in the second half and that cost us heavily,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, July 9, 2016 6:58:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi told : "As far as the transfer business is concerned, we are not making any more changes to the team. Sometimes it is not wise to pull out many players because you have to be careful not to mess up what you have already built," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 16, 2016 11:51:00 AM EAT

Francis Kimanzi told : "As far as the transfer business is concerned, we are not making any more changes to the team. Sometimes it is not wise to pull out many players because you have to be careful not to mess up what you have already built," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:18:00 PM EAT

Francis Kimanzi said : "The intensity of their strikers made life very difficult for my goalkeeper," External link

allafrica Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:06:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
coach71.67%EN02/14/201714/02/2017
mathare united coach6.67%EN02/14/201714/02/2017
suspect0.83%EN01/26/201726/01/2017
director of medical services1.67%EN01/25/201725/01/2017
head coach3.33%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
nairobi mathare united head coach2.50%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
mathare united head coach0.83%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
veteran6.67%EN08/04/201604/08/2016
former head coach1.67%EN07/02/201602/07/2016
national team captain0.83%EN05/25/201625/05/2016
new coach3.33%EN12/14/201314/12/2013
Names Lang Count
Francis KimanziEN68.14%
Francis KimaniEN23.89%
Francis KimanziFR7.96%


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