New Nairobi City Stars coach Nicholas Muyoti and club’s chairman Jonathan Jackson during his unveiling on September 17 2021 in Nairobi. [Nairobi City Stars]

Nairobi City Stars has appointed Nicholas Muyoti as their new head coach ahead of the 2021-2022 FKF Premier League season set to kick off next week.

Muyoti, a former Kenya captain, capped 17 times for the national team between 2001 and 2004, joins City Stars on a three-year deal.

He will be assisted by club legend John Amboko who handled the club from mid-July 2021 after the exit of Bosnian Sanjin Alagic at the expiry of his contract and two-year tenure.

Muyoti, a former assistant coach at AFC Leopards, and head coach at Oserian, Zetech University, Thika United, and Nzoia Sugar, joins Simba wa Nairobi after three years at Kakamega Homeboyz.

“Muyoti is a skill and performance-based coach known for his leadership and good relationship with players from the young to the senior ones,” said club chair Jonathan Jackson

“He became the best fit for Simba wa Nairobi as the club has a balanced squad full of youth and experienced players.”

“I take this opportunity to usher him to Nairobi City Stars.”

Muyoti had this to said he is thrilled to work at City Stars despite his ambitions of coaching outside the country.

“When I left Homeboyz, I was to seek an opportunity outside the country but when the possibility to join City Stars came by I had 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 that together, we will achieve the set targets,” said Muyoti

‘I would like to thank the chair Jonathan for the opportunity and for the confidence he has shown in me to coach Nairobi City Stars,”

Muyoti will now prepare to lead City Stars against Sofapaka when the league kicks off on Saturday, September 25 at Nyayo Stadium.

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