KENYA SPORTS NEWS: THREE COACHES SHORTLISTED FOR KENYA JOB

SPORTS AFRICA – Three coaches have been earmarked to take over the job of head coach of Kenya’s national soccer team Harambee stars that has been vacant since Frenchman Henry michels resignation in December last year.

FKF chairman Sam Nyamweya revealed Kasarani yesterday where a breakfast thanksgiving meeting was held for the national soccer team on their return from Tunisia where they beat Libya 3-0 in an international friendly.

“We have interviewed three coaches who we want to work with the current team of James Nandwa who have done exemplary since they were given the mandate to take charge of the team” stated Nyamweya.

The FKF supremo added that they are looking to settle on a coach who will at least be able to speak the English language to stave off communication problems that dogged Michel.

“We do not want to disrupt the technical bench which must be given the credit for ensuring the win over Libya which was one of the best results during the FIFA international friendly week” added Nyamweya.

Nyamweya further said they will still continue to do what is in their capability to ensure the national team continues to perform well and are ready for the onerous task ahead in the world cup qualifiers where they have only manged one point in two matches against Malawi and Namibia and will face Nigeria in slightly over a month when the qualifiers resume.

“We are organizing high profile friendly matches for the national team and next month we have two possible encounters against Egypt or another match against Congo Brazzaville” revealed Nyamweya.

The stars players present led by assistant captain Duncan Ochieng were given their remaining allowances plus bonuses totaling to 550,000 for the victory over Libya.

FKF CEO Michael Esakwa and finance officer Joseph ogolla accompanied Nyamweya. Other present were harambee stars stand in coach Nandwa and his assistant Kennedy odhiambo as well as team manager Gabriel Olang and the home based players who traveled with the team at the same time Nyamweya refuted claims that players had been ill kitted for the cold conditions in Tunisia saying reports alluding to complaints from Norway based goalkeeper Arnold origi were unfounded and divulged that next week he will be traveling to Europe to conclude the signing of a deal with apparel providers Kelme.

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