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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-ENGLISH " CHRISTOPHER MARK "CHRIS" KIWOMYA " IS AN ENGLISH FORMER PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER OF UGANDAN DESCENT : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

                          BLACK            SOCIAL          HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Christopher Mark "Chris" Kiwomya (born 2 December 1969 in Huddersfield) is an English former professional footballer of Ugandan descent and was the manager of Football League One side Notts County. On 27 October 2013 Kiwomya left Notts County by mutual consent.
He played as a forward from 1987 until 2002 notably in the Premier League for Ipswich Town and Arsenal. He also played in the Football League for Queens Park Rangers, as well as playing abroad for Le HavreSelangor and AaB. He also played for the England U21 team, and after retiring began coaching at former club Ipswich.

Playing career

He was at Ipswich Town as a trainee and played over 250 games, and was the club's top scorer in the 1991–92 season in which Ipswich were promoted from the old Second Division. In total he scored over 50 goals for the East Anglian club, working in partnership with Jason Dozzell. Whilst at Ipswich he played for England U21s, preventing him playing for the Uganda national team,[2] which he qualified for through his parentage.
He signed for Arsenal in a £1.25 million deal in February 1995, as one of George Graham's last signings for the club, along with John Hartson. He made his debut against Everton on 14 January 1995 and was rarely out of the side that campaign, but failed to make a lasting impression at Arsenal; although he scored three goals in 17 appearances in 1994–95, he did not play for the club again after that season. Graham had been sacked in February for a highly publicised "bungs" incident, andStewart Houston had remained in charge until the appointment of Bruce Rioch after the end of the season. The acquisition of Dennis Bergkamp, as well as competition from the likes of Ian Wright and Hartson, left Kiwomya way down the pecking order.
He spent 1996–97 on loan at Le Havre AC of France, making 7 appearances without scoring. He also spent time with Selangor FA in the Malaysian league.[3] In August 1998, more than three years after his last game for Arsenal, he finally left Highbury on a free transfer and signed for QPR in Division One. He played for QPR for three seasons, scoring 30 times in almost 100 appearances before joining AaB Aalborg in Denmark in 2001, again on a free transfer. His contract was cancelled later that year after he failed to secure a first team place and he returned to England to trial for Grimsby Town where he remained at the club for two months on a non-contract basis but failed to make an appearances before joining Sheffield United on trial, but failed to secure a contract with The Blades and subsequently called time on his professional football career.

Coaching career

In July 2008 he was appointed as reserve team development coach at Ipswich Town.[4] He left the position in May 2011.[5]
He was appointed Development Squad Manager at Notts County.

Managerial career

Kiwomya was appointed Caretaker Manager at Notts County on 3 February 2013[6] following the sacking of Keith Curle.[7] On 23 February 2013 Kiwomya was appointed manager until the end of the 2012–2013 season.[8] On 27 March 2013, he was appointed full-time manager on a three-year deal.[9]
On 27 October 2013 Kiwomya left Notts County by mutual consent.[10]

Managerial statistics

As of 26 October 2013
TeamNatFromToRecord
PWDLWin %
Notts CountyEngland3 February 201327 October 201334991626.47
Total34991626.47

Personal life

He is the brother of fellow former player Andy Kiwomya.