Akwana wants Stars job
Former Kenya defender Ezekiel Akwana wants to coach Harambee Stars in the wake of a run of poor results.
The team was beaten 1-0 by Togo in Lome in the return leg of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, a defeat that ended their hopes of taking part in next year’s tournament in South Africa through the away goals rule, after Kenya won 2-1 in Nairobi in February.
Akwana says after the defeat, which was the second in a row for the team and the third straight in which they have failed to score, there is a need for change in the technical department of the team and he says he can serve better in the coaching role.
“Once again we played a poor game just like we did in the first two games, against Malawi and Namibia. The bottom line is we never learn from past mistakes; three games and no win or goal is enough reason to send someone packing and I believe I can deliver positive results with that team,” he said.
“I am ready for the job because I think the coach has been below par over his time at the helm, he said.
Akwana and Francis Kimanzi, the current national team coach, have had an uneasy relationship since their time together at Mathare United as players, and last season they had uncomfortable moments while working together as coaches at Sofapaka – which eventually led to Akwana parting ways with the 2009 KPL champions.