Harambee Stars coaches leave for India

Harambee Stars coaches leave for India

Harambee Stars head Coach Sebastian Migne alongside his first assistant Nicolas Bourriquet and goalkeeping coach Guillaune Coffy have today morning left the country to India for the hero international cup after finally receiving their visas.

The three were still in Nairobi by last night raising eyebrows on how the rest of the travelling contingent including Kimanzi managed to receive their travel documents before the coaches.

A Squad of 21 players had already travelled to India yesterday alongside Mathare head coach Francis Kimanzi speculating that the Under 23 national team coach might take charge of the national team’s opening game of the Hero International Cup against New Zealand Tomorrow.

Besides leading Mathare to an impressive 4th place in the SportPesa Premier League standings after 16 games this season, Kimanzi is also coach of the Under – 23 national team whom he led to a 2-1 away win over Uzbekistan in an international friendly last month.

Kimanzi last managed Stars almost a decade ago, guiding the team to the final of the 2008 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup final in Uganda, plus steering through an impressive run in the 2010 Africa Nations Cup and World Cup qualifiers.

Under Migne and Kimanzi, Stars defeated Equatorial Guinea 1 – 0, and lost by a similar margin to Swaziland in other friendly matches played on Friday last week.

Meanwhile, six other players, including Zambia based duo Clifton Miheso and John Makwatta, plus midfielder Kenneth Muguna left Nairobi on Thursday to bolster the 15 players who departed for Mumbai on Wednesday.

Besides New Zealand, Kenya will also play the hosts – India and Chinese Taipei in this four – nation tournament on June 4 and 8 respectively.
The top two teams at the end of the round robin matches will meet in the final to determine the tournament winners on June 10th.