Thika United F.C.

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Full nameThika United Football Club
Founded2000
GroundThika Sub-County Stadium
Thika, Kenya
Capacity5,000
ChairmanKenya Elio Lolli
Head coachKenya Nicholas Muyoti
LeagueKenyan Premier League
201818th
WebsiteClub website

Thika United Football Club is an association football club based in Thika, Kenya, which currently competes in the Kenya Super League, the second tier of the Kenyan football league system. They play their home games at the Thika Sub-County Stadium.

The club was formed in 2000 as Beirut FC. The following year, after being promoted to the Nationwide League (second level), it adopted new name, Medisca Thika, after its then sponsors. The current name (Thika United FC) has been in use since 2003, which was also its first year in the top flight under the sponsorship of Brookside Dairies. Midfielder Matthew Dickinson hit the headlines of local and some national newspapers when he left local team Brislington Badgers in Bristol, England, to travel to Kenya to gain nationality and happened to earn himself a lengthy contract with Thika United.[1]

History[edit]

Thika United made their top flight debut in 2002 and finished third in 2006 and 2009.[1]

Thika United regained promotion to the Kenya Premier League after beating Ushuru F.C. 2-1 on aggregate in the 2017 Kenya Super League promotion playoffs.[2]

They were relegated back to the Kenya Nationwide League after one season, finishing bottom of the Kenyan Premier League in 2018.[3]

Club Coaches/Officials[edit]

C.E.O George Maina
Technical Director James Nandwa
Head Coach Nicholas Muyoti
Keeper Trainer Joseph Ruto
Team Manager Vincent Nyaberi
Head Physio Nassib Tawa
Web Editor Kennedy Magu

Current Squad (2017)[edit]

NAME JERSEY No. POSITION NATIONALITY NAME JERSEY No. POSITION NATIONALITY
Allan Owiny 13 Keeper Ugandan
Kaleb Wafula 1 Keeper Kenyan Salim Mzee 11 Winger Kenyan
Eliud Emase 25 Keeper Kenyan Mwinyi Kibwana 2 Midfielder Kenyan
Boniface Baraza Keeper Kenyan Said Tsuma 20 Midfielder Kenyan
Sammy Meja 3 Defender Kenyan Eugene Mukangula 10 Midfielder Kenyan
Sosthenes Idah 35 Defender Kenyan Baraka Badi 3 Defender Kenyan
Denis Lewa 22 Defender Kenyan Asaad Musa 40 Midfielder Kenyan
Dennis Odhiambo (Capt) 4 Defender Kenyan Wilson Anekeya 19 Defender Kenyan
Suleiman Ngotho 24 Defender Kenyan James Chege 26 Midfielder Kenyan
Christopher Oruchum 26 Defender Kenyan Edmond Adem Striker Kenyan
Samuel Mwanje 6 Midfielder Ugandan Onwudi Chibueze 9 Striker Nigerian
Collins Okumu 28 Defender Kenyan Benson Iregi 17 Winger Kenyan
Peter Okoth Winger Kenyan Stephen Oduor Defender Kenyan
James Kinyanjui Midfielder Kenyan Michael Mutinda 15 Midfielder Kenyan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kitula, Sammy (30 January 2011). "Thika coach hopes patience will pay".
  2. ^ "Thika United survive KPL Promotion Battle". goal.com. 24 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Summary - 2018 Kenya Premier League". soccerway.com.

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