Thursday Mar 01, 2018. 13:30
Despite parting ways with coach Paul Put, the Kenyan Football Federation has started planning for the 2019 CAF African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The Harambee Stars will face Gambia and Comoros in two friendly matches next month as they begin preparations for the upcoming qualifier against Ghana.
Stars will open their 2018 account with a match against Les Coelecantes of Comoros on March 24, before facing the Scorpions in another friendly on March 27.
The Daily Nation website reports that both matches will be played in Morocco and FKF’s boss Nick Mwendwa has announced that they are still looking for a coach.
Mwendwa stated that by that time of the games, they will have unveiled a new foreign coach to replace the departed Put, who resigned.
"We are searching for a coach who fits our philosophy and has what it takes to take us to the Cup of Nations. That is our target right now,” Mwendwa said.
“I am so happy that so many highly rated coaches have expressed interest in coming to Kenya, unlike last time when we had to approach the different coaches.
"Put was a good coach but coaches come and go. His departure doesn't mean we have changed our targets and ambitions. We are still focused on the AFCON."