The National team Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi and part of his backroom staff has exited the national football team.
According to the Kenya Football Federation-FKF the exit was on mutual consent but reports indicate that Kimanzi has actually been sacked.
Exiting the team are also his assistant Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno and goal keeper trainer Lawrence Webo, who all were part of the technical bench that guided Kenya to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt for the first time in 15 years.
“Harambee Stars Head Coach Francis Kimanzi and part of his backroom staff have left the national team by mutual consent. The federation is immensely grateful to Coach Kimanzi and his departing members of Staff that include Assistant Coach Zedekiah Otieno and Goalkeeper Trainer Lawrence Webo for their exemplary work, dedication and unrivalled professionalism, which has strengthened Kenya’s chances of qualifying for the AFCON 2022 final tournament,” read part of the FKF statement.
“We wish them well in their future endeavours this even as the search for a replacement to take the national team forward begins in earnest. There will be no further comment from FKF until a new appointment is made in the coming days.” Read the statement.