The Star (Nairobi)

20 February 2013

Kenya: Who Will It Be?

FKF to pick their choice from a four-man shortlist posted on their website Harambee Stars new coach is to be unveiled today. A brief statement from Football Kenya Federation on their website indicates four high profile coaches all of European nationality had been shortlisted for the job of leading Kenya's national football team.

They include former French national tcoach Raymond Domenech, Uganda Cranes Scottish coach Bobby Williamson, Rwanda's Serbian-born tactician Mitchu Milutin and Algerian-born Belgian Adel Amrouche.

"The selection for the Harambee Stars head coach is now over. Football Kenya Federation have shortlisted four coaches for the job.The four are Adel Amrouche, Raymond Domenech, Bobby Wiliamson and Milutin Mitchu,"the statement read.

However talks with informed sources over the last two weeks indicated Amrouche was the firm favourite to replace Frenchman Henri Michel who quit in December last year.

Highly placed sources indicated FKF had considered settling on the Algerian-Belgian who is a former Burundi coach as he is a hands on man who understands East African regional and African football well.

"The federation wanted someone who was low key but capable of doing a good job. Someone who could build up on the improvement seen in the national team in recent times as as well as build up a team capable of competing with the very best teams on the continent,"said the source who did not want to be named over the matter and especially before the official naming of the new coach.

Amrouche spent five years handling Burundi's national team. Whoever is named today will be expected to take charge of the Stars with the support of stand in coach James Nandwa when the World Cup qualifiers resume next month with the match against Nigeria on March 22.

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