Harambee Stars coach expected in a fortnight
A new coach to take charge of the Kenya National soccer team Harambee Stars will be available in two weeks time,Football Kenya Federation Chairman Sam Nyamweya has said.
The coach, according to Nyamweya will prepare the team ahead of the
crucial World Cup match against Nigeria’s Super Eagles.
Experienced Frenchman Henri Michel left his coaching job after a
disagreement with FKF.
Speaking after presenting the glittering Charity Cup to Sofapaka
players after beating Gor Mahia 6-5 on penalties at the 60,000 seater
Kasarani Stadium, the football Boss said all is not lost and vowed to
ensure the team regains its winning momentum .
The Federation parted ways with Michel and demanded a one-month
salary refund for breach of contract.
Michel quit two months ago citing contractual disagreements, a week
after absconding duty.
According to the deal the Frenchman had signed with the federation, in
case of any contractual disagreement, the aggrieved party “would seek
Nyamweya said they had given Michel a free hand in handling the
national team and had to ensure he got all he needed to perform his
“We ensured first he was paid in time, anything he asked for was
given from the very onset. We had belief he will take the team far, we
were shocked when he quit the plum position even before he could
lead the national team to any competitive match,” Nyamweya said.
The FKF boss said Michel’s decision to abscond training, refuse to
take the team to the East and Central Africa Senior Challenge and the
Africa Nations Championships qualifier against Burundi, was in itself
a breach of contract.
“Now that he has quit without notice, we owe him nothing, but he must
pay us one month salary because he gave us no notice.”
Nyamweya said the federation was yet to receive Michel’s resignation
letter which was sent on registered mail.