Former Nairobi City Stars goalkeeper Ronny Kagunzi is back at the club as the team manager taking over from Noah Abich who held the position on an interim basis following the demise of Neville Pudo in December 2020.
Kagunzi left at the close of the 2019/20 National Super League (NSL) season but is now back to take up a management role.
“Kagunzi has been handed the team manager’s role on a full-time basis taking over from Abich who held the position on an interim basis,” said club CEO Patrick Korir
“Abich recently completed his CAF ‘C’ License Diploma in Kisumu and the changes will allow him to fully concentrate on coaching,”
“We take this opportunity to thank Abich for plugging in to hold forte as an assistant coach and at the same time welcome Kagunzi on board as he starts his journey in management.” added Korir
Till his official appointment, Kagunzi had been overseeing Abich’s function while he attended (alongside keeper trainer Zachary Onyango) the month-long CAF ‘Ç’ course from mid-September.
Kagunzi had three different stints with City Stars after first arriving from Gor Mahia in 2012 for two seasons. He then took a detour to Nakuru AllStars and then Sony Sugar in 2014 but was back at the club for another two seasons in 2015 and 2016 before leaving for Ushuru.
He was back at City Stars again for the third time in 2018 and went on to conclude four straight seasons till the end of the 2019/20 season helping the club to promotion back to the Kenyan Premier League.