Kimanzi praises Migne’s efforts in developing national team



The new Harambee Stars Head Coach Francis Kimanzi has praised efforts made by his predecessor, Sebastien Migne, in developing the national team.

Kimanzi, who was at the helm at Kenya Premier League side, Mathare United last season, is expected to lead Stars in the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier matches.

The seasoned tactician will be in charge of the team for a period of two years.

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A week after Football Kenya Federation announced the departure of Frenchman Sebastien Migne from the helm of National Football team, Harambee Stars, the governing body today officially unveiled new Head Coach Francis Kimanzi, who takes over for a period of two years.

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A change in tact that the Federation’s chair, Nick Mwendwa, attributes to the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations where Local coaches thrived.

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On his part, Kimanzi, who was Stars assistant Coach for a year and a half, is confident his technical bench, led by Kenya Premier League side Head Coach, Zedekiah Otieno, is up to the task.

Meanwhile, despite the withdrawal of KPL’s title sponsors, Mwendwa expects the 2019/2020 Season to proceed.

Finally, Gor Mahia defender Joash Onyango was named the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Most Valuable Player for the 2018/19 season, in an awards gala staged at the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi.

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The defence maestro was also named the season’s Defender of the Year while Farouk Shikhalo was named the Golden Glove winner, as Francis Kahata was pronounced the winner in the Midfielder of the Year category.


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