James Siang'a

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James Siang'a
Personal information
Full name James Aggrey Siang'a
Date of birth c. 1949
Place of birth Kenya
Date of death (aged 67)
Place of death Bungoma, Kenya
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Gor Mahia (manager)
National team
Teams managed
Years Team
1999–2000 Kenya
2001–2003 Simba SC
2002 Tanzania
2003–2004 Express FC
2004–2005 Moro United
2007 Mtibwa Sugar
2009– Gor Mahia

James Aggrey Siang'a (c. 1949 – 9 September 2016) was a Kenyan footballer.[1][2] Also active as a football manager, he coached throughout Africa at both the club and national level, and coached Kenyan club side Gor Mahia.


Playing career[edit]

Siang'a played as a goalkeeper and played at international level for Kenya.[3] He played for Kenya at the 1972 African Cup of Nations finals.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

Siang'a managed Kenya between 1999 and 2000.[5] Siang'a then moved to Tanzania, where he was manager of the Tanzanian national team in 2002.[6] Siang'a also managed Tanzanian club sides Simba SC and Moro United, as well as Express FC in Uganda.[3] In October 2004, while at Moro United, Siang'a was approached to take over as manager of the Kenyan national team, but he refused.[3][7] Later that same month, Siang'a was also approached to become manager of the Tanzanian national team; once again, he refused.[8] Siang'a also coached Mtibwa Sugar in Tanzania, before becoming coach of Gor Mahia in Kenya.[9][10]



  1. ^ http://www.soka25east.com/afrika-mashariki-yaomboleza-kifo-cha-james-sianga/
  2. ^ http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2016/09/10/former-harambee-stars-assistant-coach-james-sianga-dies-from-diabetes_c1418205
  3. ^ a b c "Siang'a rejects Kenya". BBC Sport. 18 October 2004. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  4. ^ Boesenberg, Eric; Stokkermans, Karel; Mazet, François (6 June 2008). "African Nations Cup 1972". RSSSF. 
  5. ^ "Kenya National Team Coaches". RSSSF. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  6. ^ Emmanuel Muga (20 July 2002). "Taifa stars in crisis". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  7. ^ Emmanuel Muga (31 March 2004). "Siang'a demands his share". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  8. ^ Emmanuel Muga (29 October 2004). "Tanzania appoint Phiri". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  9. ^ Robin Toskin (7 April 2009). "Siang'a's future at Gor in doubt". The Standard. Retrieved 28 May 2009. [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Sammy Kitula (12 April 2009). "Gor coach Siang'a a man under siege". Daily Nation. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  11. ^ "Simba win Cecafa Club Cup". BBC Sport. 4 March 2002. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 

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