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Mathare United
Premier League

48 games played in the last 12 months
Total 4320 minutes played (full matches)

Best skills
Great passing, dribbling and shooting from range. Good with both legs.

2016 • National School Champion for Passenga
2017-18 • 4 Assists for Thika FC
2018 • One Cap for National Team U23

Professional Experience

James started his professional career straight after high school, when he joined Kenya’s Premier League (KPL) club Thika United FC for the 2017 season as a winger.

During the two seasons he played for Thika United, James quickly became one of their key and consistent players, with more than 48 full matches of playtime and four assists.

In 2018 James Kinyanjui’s efforts were quickly noticed by Kenya’s national team, the famous Harambee Stars, when he earned his first cap for the Under 23 squad while only nineteen.

Passenga High School. Played in international school leagues and won National School Championship.

Two seasons at Thika FC, in Premier League, Kenya. Assisted with 4 goals.

2019 to present
First season at Mathare United FC in Premier League, Kenya.

National Team
2018 • One cap with the U23s.

James is a very talented boy. He is confident in the ball and fearless. His future is bright.

Thika United Coach Joseph Ruto

I think James is a marvellous player and every single day he is growing better and better. To us, it is a surprise. You know when you have new players, they normally take some time to adapt, but he is doing really well. He is a special player for the future of Kenyan football.

Harambee Stars Assistant Coach Francis Kimanzi

Personal Details
Kenyan national
Born August 8, 1998 (20 years old)
Height 175 cm
Weight 65 kg
Speaks English

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