Sebastian Migne: Frenchman to keep Harambee Stars job despite disappointing AFCON campaign

Sebastian Migne: Frenchman to keep Harambee Stars job despite disappointing AFCON campaign

Fred Kennedy
July 11, 2019 at 12:14 PM

Football Federation of Kenya president Nick Mwendwa has made it clear Sebastian Migne will not be relieved off his duties as Kenya's Harambee Stars head coach.

This is despite uproar from a section of fans to have Migne sacked after an underwhelming campaign in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.

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Stars failed to make it beyond the competition's group stages, collecting a single win against neighbours Tanzania to finish third in Group C behind Senegal and Algeria who progressed to the next round.

The team's performance left a litany of supporters furious, with opinion strongly divided on whether Migne should continue as Stars' tactician.

But FKF shrugged off the recommendation, with the federation boss insisting the Frenchman already attained his primary task of qualifying the country for AFCON.

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Migne to keep Harambee Stars job despite disappointing AFCON campaign
FKF has declared Migne will remain with Harambee Stars. Photo: courtesy
Source: UGC

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“We have confidence in Migne; he brought back Harambee Stars to the continental football map after 15 years, which is not a meager achievement," Mwendwa told Citizen Digital.
"Besides, he showed we can compete against top African teams, evidenced by beating Ghana at home during the qualifiers although in the AFCON the game was different all together," he added.

Egypt's coach Javier Aguirre was the first causality to lose his job after the Pharaohs lost to South Africa in the round of 16.

Tanzania's coach Emmanuel Amunike and Uganda's French coach Sebastien Desabre are the other tacticians who have lost their jobs, with the latter being through a mutual agreement.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.
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