Tusker FC’s Robert Matano feted as coach of the month

Tusker FC Robert Matano who has been feted as coach of the month PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: Tusker Fc coach Robert Matano is the best coach of the months of September and October.

Sports journalism Association of Kenya SJAK in partnership with Fidelity insurance awarded the veteran Coach who picked Tusker FC from the relegation zone last season and steered them all the way to finish top three.

Tusker won four of its last five games and recorded a draw, a move that has contributed to Matano being awarded.

The brewers started with thrashing Thika United 2-0 and later on beat AFC Leopards 4-0 in Machakos, they continued with good results as they settled for a draw of 2-2 against Mathare United.

The final match came with a narrow defeat when they humbled the 17 times Champion Gor Mahia with a solitary Goal.

Matano could not hide his Joy after being feted.

“I did not know that I would get this award but it makes me very happy. It may have delayed but it sure is a timely booster as we go into the new season. I’m grateful to my players who worked hard for me to get this gong and I want to urge them to work harder and pick the players’ award as the season begins,”said Matano.

Robert joined Tusker Fc from AFC Leopards and is eighth on the list of coaches that have bagged the award so far.

He enters the list of  Francis Kimanzi(Kenya U23), Dennis Kitambi (former AFC Leopards), Sammy Okoth (Zoo FC), Anthony Mwangi, Dylan Kerr (former Gor Mahia), Patrick Odhiambo (Sony sugar) and Bernard Mwalala (Bandari FC).

Tusker Fc will start their new season 2018/19 campaign against Sony Sugar on Sunday 9th December.