Former Kenyan international midfielder Robert Mambo has been confirmed as the new manager of Swedish side Dalhem IF who ply their trade in the Division 3 Norra Svealand, the fifth tier of Swedish football, penning a one and a half year deal.
Mambo spent a huge chunk of his career as a journey man in Sweden and Belgium, starting his coaching career as a player manager at Dalkurd FF who are now in the Swedish top flight before landing a coaching role at FC Gute where he still juggled between playing and coaching, he later moved to Levide IF which was then in the Swedish fourth division back in 2016.
The former K.A.A Gent midfielder has now taken over the reins from Mikael Waktel at Dalhem IF, a deal with was confirmed by Jonas Buskas, the club’s sports director.
The former Harambee Stars skipper will replace Waktel who has been at the club for nine years, his immediate battle will be to win promotion and lift the club from the lower divisions and might draw inspirations from Ostersunds under their manager Graham Potter who won back to back promotion from Division four.
Speaking after his appointment to Swedish news outlet helagotland Mambo said, "I know people in Dalhem and am delighted to be part of the club." The 39 year old knows the uphill task at hand trying to replace a long serving manager, "Micke has been doing well in his years and now I will try to build on it. The first goal is to establish Dalhem in Division 3.”
Mambo has earned quite a reputation for his tactics in Sweden and has a good CV, winning promotion for Dalkurd to the Swedish top flight back in 2013. The former Örebro , Viking FK, BK Häcken and GIF Sundsvall player didn’t not shy away for from mentioning his good track record saying, "Right now, the idea is that I'm going to be a coach, but you never know.”