Harambee Stars coach Kimanzi sacked

Former Harambee Stars coach Francis Kimanzi.


Photo credit: Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

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  • The move has also seen his assistant Zedekiah "Zico" Otieno and goalkeeper trainer Lawrence Webo leave the national team

Francis Kimanzi has left his role as Harambee Stars coach with immediate effect.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) made this announcement on Tuesday. 

It stated the 45-year old coach and his entire technical bench, consisting assistant coach Zedekiah Otieno and goalkeeping coach Lawrence Webo had left via mutual consent.

"The federation is grateful to Kimanzi for his dedication and professionalism, this as we wish them all the best in their endeavours," said the federation in a statement.

Harambee Stars Coach Francis Kimanzi (left) and Assistant Coach Zedekiah Otieno during the team's training session at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on October 7, 2020 ahead of their international friendly tie with Zambia on October 9.


Photo credit: Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

Kimanzi also confirmed the development separately to Nation Sport

"I enjoyed my time over there. We had started building something over there and this background could be of help to the new coach. I wish the team the best going forward," he said.

FKF says it will unveil a new coach on Wednesday at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi.

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