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Mathare captain reveals he has no intentions of leaving the club for greener pastures despite growing interest from top clubs in the league

Mathare United skipper Anthony Kimani has pledged a long stay with the club despite interest from top clubs in the Kenyan league.

Kimani, who won the premiership title with Mathare, has seen some of his peers (Edgar Ochieng, Kevin Ochieng and Joseph Nyaga), leave the “Slum Boys” in search of greener pastures but he has remained steadfast since joining in 2003 and does not wish to walk away soon.

“I am not thinking about leaving this club which has been like a second home to me and I have made many friends here so I do not foresee anything that will make me leave,” Kimani told Kenya.

Kimani only recently recovered form a hamstring injury he sustained towards the end of lasts season and in his absence the team struggled to cope in the premiership.

“I was very frustrated with the injury because everyone wants to be in the pitch playing and helping the team out but seeing them perform poorly and there is nothing you can do leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.”

Now with the injury behind him ’Modo’, as he is known in football circles, plots a quick return to the national soccer team Harambee Stars and pinning his hopes on being part of Henri Michel’s team that will participate in the CECAFA Senior challenge Cup in Uganda this November.

“I am working hard to return to my form and get the chance to wear the national colors again.”