Salim Ali: Mathare United proved critics wrong

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The 'slum boys' signed 17 players, most of which were inexperienced, and went on to finish in the 13th position

Mathare United assistant coach Salim Ali says he is impressed by the show put on by younger players in the league.

The 'slum boys' signed 17 players, most of which were inexperienced, and went on to finish in the 13th position. Ali says the development of these players has been amazing and that more should be expected from them next season.

"We had the youngest squad in the top tier, and despite the fact that we started the season badly, we ended it well. The so-called inexperienced players run the show especially in the second leg and managed to help us to the 13th place finish though we had aimed higher.

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"Yes, we will make a few signings but we will sit with the head coach first, I cannot tell for a fact the number. But we will, as usual, bring more talent as we aim at developing the players," Ali told Goal.

The 'slum boys' ended their season last weekend with a 2-2 draw against Posta Rangers.

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