Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Amrouche to Lead Harambe Stars Against Eagles

Belgian born coach Adel Amrouche was Wednesday unveiled as the new coach of Kenya and will be in charge when they face African champions Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier.

Group leaders Nigeria host bottom team Kenya in a Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier on March 23 in Calabar.

Amrouche, who quit as Burundi's coach last February, will have a huge task of changing the team's fortunes and making sure they improve their 126th position in the World according to Fifa, in the continent and in the Cecafa region.

While unveiling the Coach at Boulevard Hotel in Nairobi, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Sam Nyamweya said Amrouche is a great coach who understands African football.

The Belgian who handled Burundi 2007-2012, but quit because of poor working conditions said he was happy to become new coach of Kenya and hoped that all parties will work with him to improve the team.

On Tuesday FKF had shortlisted Uganda's current coach Bobby Williamson, Rwanda coach Micho Sredojevic, former French coach Raymond Domenech and the 44-year old Amrouche for the top job.

The post fell vacant late last year after the controversial exit of French coach Henri Michel.

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