Mathare United New Head Coach Salim Ali//Photo Courtesy

Kenya Premier League Side Mathare United have confirmed the resignation of Francis Kimanzi.

Kimanzi has stepped aside with his place now taken by Salim Ali who has been his (Kimanzi) assistant for the past four seasons.

Kimanzi has stepped aside to focus on his position at the national football team, Harambee Stars.

He is the Kenya u23 head coach and Harambee Stars assistant coach.

Kimanzi has been on duty with the Harambee Stars as Sebastien Migne’s assistant since May 31 when the team travelled for the pre-African Cup of Nations camp in France and on his return, has been in camp as the Stars prepare for their African Nations Championship qualifier against Tanzania.