Huge interest in Stars job
Harambee Stars coaching vacancy has attracted massive interest, Football Kenyan Federation (FKF) chairman Sam Nyamweya has revealed.
The top coaching job in the country is vacant at the moment, that is after the dismissal of Francis Kimanzi and his entire technical bench last week following Stars’ poor performance in the 2014 World Cup and 2013 Afcon qualifiers.
Nyamweya had said that interested parties should send in their applications for one of the toughest jobs in the African region. So far, he says they have received many applications and is impressed by the names that have offered themselves for the job.
“I have to say that so far, I am impressed by the number of people that have shown interest in the Harambee Stars job. It has been nothing short of overwhelming. There are over thirty applicants for the job and counting. I think there could be even fifty by the end of the week.”
“It shows that we are respected as a football nation in the continent and are an attractive prospect. “That makes me a proud man,” he said.
With Kimanzi’s exit, there has been an increased call for a foreign coach and despite not giving it away, the chairman pointed to that direction.
“There have been many applications from foreign coaches. They are all in consideration and we will look at them in good time. We want the best man to take the job and lead us to improved performances in the side, so we will take our time.”
The Stars have no official commitments until November, when the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup comes around, but Nyamweya insists that there will be a coach by then.
“As long as we agree as a federation that we have a good candidate, we will appoint him,” he added. “There is no time frame for now, but as soon as possible, we will act.”