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Muyoti: Ex-AFC Leopards and Kakamega Homeboyz coach joins Nairobi City Stars


The former Harambee Star is an experienced tactician, having handled a number of clubs at various divisions in the country

Former Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Nicholas Muyoti has been appointed head coach for Nairobi City Stars in a deal that will see him serve them for three years.

Muyoti, a former coach at Thika United when they were in Premier League, will be assisted in his duties by John Amboko who has been in charge the team since July.

Amboko took over the reins of Simba wa Nairobi when Sanjin Alagic left with the season ongoing.

Skill and performance-based coach

“Muyoti has already been introduced to the entire City Stars setup, from the players to the rest of the technical bench, as well as the entire management, including the foundation,” the club announced on Friday.

“He joins City Stars with a three year deal.”

Jonathan Jackson, the club chair, said that Muyoti was a skill- and performance-based coach, well-known for his leadership skills and good relationships with players, both young and senior.

“He became the best fit for Simba wa Nairobi as the club has a balanced squad full of youth and experienced players. I am pleased to welcome him to Nairobi City Stars.

Nzoia Sugar coach Nicholas Muyoti.

On his part, City Stars chief executive officer Patrick Korir explained why they appointed Muyoti – who played for the Harambee Stars and captained them at various points between 2001 and 2004 – as their new coach.

Korir said that they were informed of Muyoti’s availability while looking through a number of applications from both foreign and local coaches.

We were attracted to his track record, which saw Homeboyz become a formidable side in three seasons. In all cases, he finished in the top seven.

“Most importantly, Muyoti is known for his voluntary service to the community, which directly aligns with the strong pillars of the Jonathan Jackson Foundation that manages Nairobi City Stars.

“It is clear that he was a good fit for the Nairobi City Stars family on many fronts.

Change of plans

The Kenyan tactician, with 17 national team caps, explained why he was attracted to the Nairobi-based club.

The coach said, “I would like thank the chair Jonathan and for the confidence he showed in me to coach Nairobi City Stars.”

“When I left my last job, I planned to look for a job outside of the country. But when City Stars offered me the chance to join them, I had no choice but to change my plans.

“That possibility turned to reality, and it excites me to be part of Simba wa Nairobi, a club full of stability and ambitions. I believe we can achieve the goals together.

Muyoti was an assistant coach for AFC Leopards, before he was promoted to head coach at Oserian and Zetech University, Thika Uni, Nzoia Sugar, Kakamega Homeboyz, and Thika United.

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