Harambee stars coach Francis Kimanzi fired

Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi, and back room staff part ways with team.

Harambee stars coach and former Mathare united tactician Francis Kimanzi, has been sacked only a year after he replaced former coach Frenchman Francis Migne.

According to FKF statement signed by chief executive officer ( CEO) Barry Otieno, said that the Harambee stars coach and part of his backroom staff have left the national team by mutual consent.

The federation is immensely grateful to coach Kimanzi and his departing members of staff that include, assistance coach Zedekiah Otieno and goalkeeper trainer Lawrence Webo for their exemplary work, dedication, and unrivaled professionalism which has strengthened Kenyan’s chances for qualifying for the AFCON 2022 final tournament.

Former Mathare coach has revealed that he was not given a reason for his sacking by FKF.

“I was called in a meeting along side (assistant coach) Zedekiah Otieno and in the meeting, the president (Mwendwa) told us we are being released because their is some technical restructuring going on. So we had to leave without knowing a reason for our sacking,” Said Kimanzi.

The FKF wished them well in their future endeavors, this even as the search for replacement to take the national team forward begins in earnest.” Their will be no further comment from FKF until a new appointment is made, in the coming days.

According to the press report, FKF president Nick Mwendwa will unveil the new Harambee stars coach on Wednesday, October 21st 2020.

Reports suggests that, Kimanzi could be replaced by former Tusker and Harambee stars coach who led the national team to the 2004 AFCON finals held in Tunisia, presenter Jacob ‘ Ghost’ Mulee.

“I have no problem with Ghost taking over since he is a qualified coach. I wish him the best because at the end is all about helping the national team perform.” Stated Kimanzi.

This has come after the football action resumed in the country for the time since COVID-19 restrictions were imposed in march 13th when the first case of the virus was reported.

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