Days after joining Mathare United, former Tusker FC forward Clifford Alwanga has revealed that the prospect of working again with head coach Francis Kimanzi motivated him to sign for the Slum Boys.
Alwanga was among the fourteen players released by Tusker in December last year following an injury-plagued season which pushed him down the pecking order.
The former KCB man has discloses that he had several offers from different clubs but chose Mathare because of Kimanzi, whom he played under while at Tusker two years ago.
“I had several offers on the table but I chose to join Mathare United since I have previously worked with the coach and I understand his philosophy. He also understands me as a player and that makes it easier for me to work on the pitch,” he told KPL.
Alwanga, who penned a two-year-deal with the club, has also set himself a target of fifteen goals this season.
“The main aim for me right now is to rediscover my form, get more playing time and bang in the goals to help the team finish in a respectable position. My target is to score at least 15 goals this season,” he concluded.
Mathare are on a restructuring phase in a bid to improve their performance in 2017 where they staged a late revival to evade relegation and finished 13th on the table standings.
They kick off their 2018 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) campaign against newly promoted Vihiga United this weekend.