George Maina named as Tusker’s new assistant coach

New Tusker FC coach George Maina
New Tusker FC coach George Maina

Yesterday Tusker FC unveiled its former player George Maina as the new assistant coach

Maina, who is a former Tusker player, will hold the position until the end of the 2020/21 FKF-PL season. A review of the contract will be subject to performance.He takes over from Charles Okere, who was named Harambee starlets coach.

Speaking during his unveiling on Monday in Nairobi, Maina said he is happy to be back home.

“Tusker is like home to me because I have been here for many years as a player and as a coach. I am glad to be back,” Maina said via the club’s website.

“When Coach Robert Matano asked whether I could come work with him, I couldn’t say no. I have worked with him before, he has coached me as a player and he is a person I highly respect.”

Maina played for Tusker from 1994 before retiring in 2001 and took over as coach of the club’s youth team.

He served as an assistant coach to James Nandwa in 2010, and in the same capacity under tacticians Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo and Matano between 2011 and 2014.

Matano, who is hoping to guide Tusker to its 12 FKF-PL title this season, said he settled on Maina because of their good working chemistry.