Mathare Utd chairman Bob Munro: We will 'survive' current exodus within playing unit

Club boss admits the 'slum boys' have been hit with the exit of influential players in current transfer window but remains optimistic that 'all is well'
Kenya Premier League (KPL) Mathare United Chairman Bob Munro says the club will 'survive' the current mass exodus within its playing unit.

The 'slum boys' have been hardest hit by high profile departures in the current transfer window, with up to ten first team players, including Francis Ouma (Sony Sugar) Andrew Tololowa and Jesse Were (Tusker) Anthony Kimani and Martin Musalia (AFC Leopards), Elvis Nandwa (Ulinzi Stars) and Innocent Mutiso (Gor Mahia) departing the 2008 league champions.

Munro has however, promised club supporters that the team's administration and technical bench will devise a way of handling the 'challenge'.

"This is one of the most challenging periods of our existence. I don't remember such traffic of players departing. We are looking at how to put a brave face and come up with ways in which we will still be able to compete with our financially endowed competitors," Munro told

"In business, just like in life, such moments will come by, and how you handle this is very essential. At the moment, the best possible solution is to trust in our academy (Mysa) and promote a bulk of players. We have the other option of signing two or three players."

Mathare United completed the 2012 campaign in 9th position and will be seeking for a better performance when the league kicks-off on February 16.