The Kenya national football team, Harambee Stars has a new coach in Stanley Okumbi as the new Football Kenya Federation (FKF) office makes changes after ascending to office ten days ago.
Okumbi will be replacing Scottish coach Boibby Williamson who has led Harambee Stars since 2014, to very little success.
In confirming the appointment, the newly elected FKF chief, Nick Mwendwa stated that the federation had asked Williamson to step aside but assured that all his outstanding dues, said to be in millions, will be cleared in due course.
Okumbi will be assisted by former Harambee Stars captain Musa Otieno as well as Rwandan national Frank Ouna, currently also the Gor Mahia coach.
Musa Otieno is the only remaining member of Bobby Williamson’s coaching staff that was retained. David Ouma who served as an assistant has not been appointed while the goalkeeper coach was also not named.
“We have picked on our own whom I believe have the capacity to do the job. I have known Stanley for sometime, I personally love the passing game and believe in our own style. We have Musa who is legendary to us and Ouna too in the list to work as 3rd coach and manager,” Mwendwa said.
Harambee Stars technical bench
1st Coach – Stanley Okumbi, 2nd Coach – Musa Otieno, 3rd Coach – Frank Ouna, Performance Specialist – Michael Igendia, Logistics Specialist – Mike Kamure,
Others: Two consultants and Video analyst