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Harambee Starlets Name Title-Winning Tactician as New Head Coach
- Alex Alumirah is set to take over from Charles Okere who has been in charge of Harambee Starlets on an interim basis
- Alumirah boasts of a well-decorated CV especially after a successful stint with Vihiga Bullets where he won a hat-trick of the Kenya Women Premier League champions
- The 38-year-old is set to be assisted by Benter Achieng and Ann Aluoch, with Martha Karimi taking over as the team manager
Former Vihiga Queens tactician Alex Alumirah has been unveiled as the new Harambee Starlets head coach.
The women's national football team has been without a substantive coach for close to a year after the sacking of David Ouma back in March 2021.
Alumirah is now scheduled to take over from Charles Okere who has been in charge of the team on an interim basis.
The 38-year-old was officially unveiled as Startlets' head coach on Monday, January 24, by the Football Kenya Federation caretaker committee.
Sports Brief understands the experienced tactician is set to be in charge of the team for the next 12 months.
Bobby Ogolla, who was part of the selection panel revealed the position attracted 12 applicants but it was Amirah who eventually stood out.
"Alumirah eventually stood out because of his conspicuous achievements with Vihiga Queens and also his contributions to the technical bench of the national team," Ogolla divulged.
Amirah is set to be assisted by Benter Achieng and Ann Aluoch, with Martha Karimi taking over as the team manager.
The new team's immediate assignment will be helping Starlets secure a ticket for the 2022 Africa Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON).
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