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AFC Leopards hires Anthony Kimani

AFC Leopards has hired the services of Anthony Kimani as the assistant manager, to work under Rwandese international Andre Casa Mbungo.

Kimani was on Tuesday appointed Leopards assistant coach on a two-year deal, following a recommendation from Mbungo.

“The former AFC Leopards and Harambee Stars captain has signed a two-year deal with the club and begins duties immediately. His experience, hard work, and good leadership skills were a factor in his appointment,” said the club in a statement.

It is reported Kimani beat current Chemelil coach Francis Baraza and former Harambee Stars coach Stanley Okumbi to the job.

Now 30, Kimani captained Mathare to its only Kenyan Premier League title in 2008. Five years later, he led Leopards to the GOtv Shield trophy.

In between, he also skippered Harambee Stars to the final of the 2012 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Uganda.

Armed with a CAF ‘B’ coaching license, and certified as a personal trainer by the American Council and exercise, Kimani has been training the International School of Kenya’s football team for the past three years.

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