Breaking: Harambee Stars coach quits


Kenya National football team coach, Sebastien Migne has stepped down from his position, Football Kenya Federation has announced.

Migne exits a week after Harambee Stars failed to qualify for 2020 CHAN following the penalty shootout defeat to Tanzania at Moi International Sports Center Kasarani in a first-round qualification phase.

There have been calls for the Frenchman to be dismissed and Football Kenya Federation has now issued a statement confirming the departure of the former Congo coach.

“Football Kenya Federation and Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne have agreed to terminate the coach’s contract on mutual consent,” read the statement.

“Consequently, FKF and Migne agreed on a settlement for the coach over a period of time. The Federation wishes to thank coach Migne for the exemplary work and high standard of professionalism during his tenure which culminated in the country qualifying got 2019 AFCON tournament for the first time in 15 years.

“The reorganization and appointment process for a new technical bench is already underway and a team to steer Harambee Stars forward will be announced shortly. We wish the coach all the best in his future endeavors, this even as we turn our focus on the upcoming 2021 AFCON qualifiers, with a view to try and qualify for the final tournament,” concluded the statement.

Migne took over as Harambee Stars coach in May 2018 after Paul Put stunned FKF by tendering his resignation. He went on to end Kenya’s 15-year absence at the AFCON by qualifying for the 2019 showpiece.

He registered a famous 1-0 over Ghana in Nairobi and mauled Ethiopia 3-0 to guarantee qualification that was further aided by FIFA ban on Sierra Leone

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