Okumbi Named Boss in Stars’ Overhaul

OFFICIAL: Okumbi appointed Harambee Stars coach

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) unveiled a new Harambee Stars technical bench with former Mathare United Head Coach, Stanley Okumbi, being named the national team boss, all but confirming the sacking of Bobby Williamson.

The shakeup saw FKF go for a young lineup with former Harambee Stars captain Musa Otieno retaining his position as an assistant coach, alongside Gor Mahia assistant boss, Frank Ouna who is the third assistant as earlier revealed by FourFourTwoMedia.com.

Our own

Speaking when he announced the changes, federation boss Nick Mwendwa said the objective was to ensure the national team programme is synchronised with the grassroots development plan of working Kenyan coaches.

“We have picked on our own whom I believe have the capacity to do the job,” said Mwendwa.

“I have known Stanley for sometime, I personally love the passing game and believe in our own style.
“We have Musa who is legendary to us and Ouna too in the list to work as third coach and manager.”

Mwendwa whose ‘Team Change’ swept all elective positions during the FKF elections that saw Sam Nyamweya’s reign come to an end says the national team’s target is to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Consultants

Also on the national team bench will be two consultants, on part-time terms and Finland-based Michael Igendia to play the role of performance specialist while former Ligi Ndogo, Nairobi Stima and now Zetech College coach Michael Kamura will be the man in charge of logistics.

A new portfolio, that of a video analyst, has also been introduced.

“We play Guinea Bissau next but no video clip is available on our end and that’s all we need going into the next stage.”

The full line-up:
1st Coach – Stanley Okumbi
2nd Coach – Musa Otieno
3rd Coach – Frank Ouna
Performance Specialist – Michael Igendia
Logistics Specialist – Mike Kamure

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