Who will Fit in Kimanzi’s Shoes?
WHO WILL TAKE OVER FROM KIMANZI
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has hit the ground looking for someone to replace Francis Kimazi former head coach of the national team Harambee Stars after a string of losses. There are already a number of foreign coaches on the line up including Tom Saintfiet from Belgium and Samson Siasia. It is rumored that the two individuals have already sent their CV’s and it is now up to the federation to make a decision that best suits the club.
Siasia who is 44 is a former international striker, who emerged tops at the 1994 African Cup of Nations while playing for the Super Eagles. He has also worked as a coach for Nigeria in 2010-2011. In addition to this, he has also had successful stints with the Nigeria Under-20 and Under-23 sides in the last ten years.
Saintfiet who is 39, has worked in Africa for a long time gaining expansive knowledge in the coaching field. He worked with Namibia between 2008 and 2010, Zimbabwe in 2010 and coached Ethiopia last year. He worked successfully with the Brave Warriors which got him the name “the saint” with various media in Namibia. He was also appointed Nigeria Football Association technical director in March 2012 but unfortunately his contract was terminated just after 4 years.
Kenyans should be on their knees praying that the next coach will be a sort of miracle to the country to take the team to the next level. It is shocking that since 1993 the team has had over 20 coaches and they have never really achieved much. This could mean that the officials, team or coach has a problem. There is an urgent need to pin point the problem and come up with a practical solution if we want to see Harambee Stars Shine by representing the country and winning in various important leagues in Africa and the world.