Former Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Rotherham player is manager of world’s first club

Andy Kiwomya.

Andy Kiwomya.

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Andy Kiwomya, the former Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United player, is new manager of non league Sheffield FC.

Having started his professional playing career 30 years ago as a 17-year-old at Oakwell back, Kiwomya has gone on to play at all levels of football from Championship to Conference North.

He took up coaching in 1988, attaining his UEFA ‘A’ Licence in 2011, and is a qualified fitness coach and has a level 5 in football psychology.

Kiwomya said: “I can’t wait to get started, I am looking forward to working with the Chairman, players, fans and sponsors to help develop ‘The Vision’ outlined for this prestigious club.”

Chairman Richard Tims commented: “Andy is no stranger to the club and his CV is ideal for the direction we want Sheffield FC to head in.”

Kiwomya, 47, has had a wealth of experience in the game.

Born in Huddersfield, Kiwomya played League football in England and Scotland for clubs including Halifax Town, Scunthorpe United, Bradford City, Luton Town, Burnley and Notts County. He played non-league for Cambridge City, Nuneaton Town, Boston United, Ilkeston Town and Stocksbridge Park Steels.

Sheffield, the world’s first football club, have thanked Jordan Broadbent, who took over following the resignation of Mick Wadsworth last year.