Francis Kimanzi’s selection as Harambee Stars coach raises eyebrows

Kenyans raise several questions regarding Harambee Stars assistant coach Francis Kimanzi, who is set to be announced as the head coach of the national team. This comes a few days after Sebastian Migne stepped down from his duty.

Migne bowed to pressure after performing dismally in the 32nd edition of the African Cup of Nation where the Kenyan side were bundled out in the group stages after winning only one match.

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But things became worse when Harambee Stars failed to qualify for the 2020 CHAN tournament after losing to Tanzania on penalties at Moi Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Kenyans, who were highly hopeful to have a better coach, were disappointed by the news that Kimanzi is set to take over as Harambee Stars coach.

Check out some of the reaction from fans;

Kimanzi was appointed head coach of Harambee Stars on 11 December 2008 after serving in the position as a caretaker since May 2008. He was then sacked after the 2008 CECAFA Cup in January 2009 due to disputes between him and Kenyan football administrators.

After a 1-year stint coaching club side Sofapaka, he was reappointed as head coach of the Kenyan national team in November 2011. In June 2012 he was sacked again as manager of Kenya alongside his entire coaching staff after Kenya failed to qualify for the 2013 African Nations Cup.

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On 25 July, he resigned as Mathare United coach, stating that he wanted to shift focus on his current duty as the coach of the Kenya U-23 and the assistant coach of the senior team.

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