KI­WOMYA FACT­FILE

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Born: Hud­der­s­field, 1969 (Age 43) Play­ing ca­reer: A trainee at Ip­swich, Ki­womya made his de­but as a 17-year-old and went on to scor e 51 goals in 224 games for the Trac­tor Boys. Part of the side that won pro­mo­tion to the in­au­gu­ral Pre­mier League in 1991-92, the striker formed pr olific part­ner­ships with Dalian Atkin­son and Ja­son Dozzell, be­com­ing a huge fan favourite at Port­man Road. A £1.25m move to Arse­nal in 1995 pr oved less suc­cess­ful, with Ki­womya play­ing just 14 times in three years. Dur­ing his time at High­bury, he spent time on loan at Le Havre in France and Se­lan­gor in Malaysia, where, along­side Tony Cot­tee, he played in a Cup fi­nal watched by 80,000 spec­ta­tors. A per­ma­nent move to QPR in 1998 yielded 30 goals in 86 games but ended in 2001 when Rangers were rel­e­gated to the third tier for the first time in 30 years. Af­ter a brief spell in Den­mark with Aal­borg, Ki­womya saw out his car eer at Grimsby Town, re­tir­ing in 2002 with­out mak­ing a first-team ap­pear­ance. Man­age­rial ca­reer: Af­ter a spell coach­ing the kids at Arse­nal un­der Arsene Wenger, Ki­womya re­joined for­mer club Ip­swich as a coach in 2008. Ap­pointed re­serve team de­vel­op­ment coach, he helped nur­ture a promis­ing group of young­sters in­clud­ing Eng­land Un­der-21 star Con­nor Wick­ham be­fore leav­ing to take up a sim­i­lar po­si­tion at Notts County in 2011. When Keith Curle was sacked by County in Fe­bru­ary , Ki­womya took care­taker charge and was ap­pointed on a per­ma­nent ba­sis a month later.

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