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Mwangi Pays Tribute to Okumbi After Joining Tusker

New Tusker FC left wingback David Mwangi has paid tribute to his former side Mathare United, hours after penning down a two year deal with the current league champions. 

The Harambee Stars trialist played for Mathare United for three and a half years and admits that he has good memories from the 2008 Kenyan Premier League champions. Mwangi has singled out the current Harambee Stars coach Stanley Okumbi, Youth team coaches Kanu and Korea for playing vital parts in his development as a player.

In a statement posted on his official Facebook account, the left back says he is looking forward to donning the gold yellow at Ruaraka under Coach George Nsimbe.

‘First and for most l would like to thank my God. Playing more than 150 games without injuries and this is the favour of God.’

Secondly l woulld like to thank my former teammates and Mathare Youth Sports Association(MYSA) for everything they did for me for the past three and a half years. They gave me a chance and made sure that l grew as player and a person. Coaches Stanley Okumbi, coach Kanu, coach Korea, I thank them  for the chance they gave me.l  also thank coach Kimanzi, coach Salim and the rest of the technical bench for their support,’ he said in a statement.

Mwangi is the direct replacement of Ugandan Shafiique Batambuze who has since signed for Tanzanian side Singida FC on a one year deal. Tusker meanwhile have also signed for Sofapaka forward Paul Odhiambo.