KCB FC unveils ‘Zico’ Otieno as coach, bolster squad

By Standard Sports: Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Football
KCB FC President Paul Russo (left) with coach Zedekiah 'Zico' Otieno at KCB Sports Club yesterday [Courtesy]

KCB Football Club (KCB FC) has rejigged its squad ahead of the 2019-2020 season scheduled to kick off next month.

The KCB Bank Kenya backed outfit has completed the signing of nine new players and unveiled former Gor Mahia tacticianZedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno as the new head coach.

While unveiling the team in Nairobi Monday afternoon, KCB Group Director Regional Businesses Paul Russo who is also the Club’s President said the changes are geared towards boosting the Club’s performance in the premier league.

“We are confident that the squad has what it takes to compete effectively in the local football scene. We are targeting top honours this season,” said Russo.

“They have strengthened all the departments, learning from last season’s experiences so as to give the team the technical capacity it requires in the highly competitive premier league setting,” he added.

‘Zico’ has recently been tapped as assistant coach for the national team Harambee Stars.

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KCB has brought on board Ugandan goalkeeper Allan Owiny from Mathare United, Sofapaka duo of midfielder Denis Odhiambo and striker Steven Waruru.

The club has also signed Pascal Ogweno of Gor Mahia, Regan Paul from Busia Olympics, Enock Agwanda of Sony Sugar and Kisumu all-stars duo of striker Ian Motanda and defender Moses Odhiambo.

KCB technical bench comprises Team Manager Bramwell Simiyu, Head Coach Zedekiah Otieno, assisted by Godfey Oduor Otieno.

Samuel Macharia will be the Strength and conditioning coach while 37-year-old Michael Oyando will double as trainer and team coordinator with Charles Omondi ‘Korea’ being appointed as goalkeeper trainer.

The club management comprises of Russo, Azu Ogola (CEO), Nkatha Mutungi (Marketing), Peter Mwaura (Communications) and Haji Mohammed (Finance).

KCB FC will kick off the 2019/20 season with an away clash with Sony Sugar in Awendo on August 31 followed by matches against newly-promoted outfit Kisumu All-Stars, defending champions Gor Mahia and Kakamega Homeboyz.

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