Thika United F.C.

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Thika United FC
Full name Thika United Football Club
Founded 2000
Ground Thika Sub-County Stadium
Thika, Kenya
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Kenya Elio Lolli
Head coach Kenya James Nandwa
League Kenyan Premier League
2016 12th
Website Club home page
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Thika United Football Club is an association football club based in Thika, Kenya, which currently competes in the Kenyan Premier League, the top 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.

To quote the club chairman Elio Lolli, "Bold ambitions indeed , but whilst Thika United is a relatively new name, KTM Thika once provided glory to the town of Thika as it proved to be a dominant force in the 80s. Thika United intend to finish the job and achieve that elusive Championship and much, much more."[1]

Club Coaches/Officials[edit]

C.E.O Michael Gitere
Head Coach James Nandwa
Assistant Coach Nicholas Muyoti
Keeper Trainer Joseph Ruto
Team Manager George Maina
Head Physio Nassib Tawa
Web Editor Kennedy Magu

Current Squad (2017)[edit]

NAME JERSEY No. POSITION NATIONALITY NAME JERSEY No. POSITION NATIONALITY
Kaleb Wafula 1 Keeper Kenyan Salim Mzee 11 Winger Kenyan
Eliud Emase 25 Keeper Kenyan Mwinyi Kibwana 2 Midfielder Kenyan
Baraza Keeper Kenyan Said Tsuma Midfielder Kenyan
Sammy Meja 3 Defender Kenyan Eugene Mukangula 10 Midfielder Kenyan
Sosthenes Idah Defender Kenyan Baraka Badi Defender Kenyan
Vincent Nyaberi 12 Defender Kenyan Michael Mutinda 15 Midfielder Kenyan
Denis Lewa Defender Kenyan Asaad Musa 40 Midfielder Kenyan
Dennis Odhiambo (Capt) 4 Defender Kenyan Wilson Anekeya Defender Kenyan
Suleiman Ngotho 24 Defender Kenyan Timothy Luda 8 Winger Kenyan
Christopher Oruchum 26 Defender Kenyan Edmond Adem Striker Kenyan
Samuel Mwanje 35 Midfielder Ugandan Onwudi Chibueze 9 Striker Nigerian
Collins Okumu 28 Defender Kenyan Benson Iregi Winger Kenyan
Peter Okoth Winger Kenyan Stephen Oduor Defender Kenyan
James Kinyanjui Midfielder Kenyan

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