Thursday Mar 29, 2018. 11:30
Following Paul Put’s abrupt resignation as Kenya national team coach, the country’s football association has announced changes in the technical team.
The FKF announced that the Harambee Stars stand-in coach Stanley Okumbi will bee re-deployed to the Kenyan U20 team with immediate effect.
Okumbi was appointed as interim coach after Put’s resignation early this year and the entire technical bench has been disbanded as they wait to unveil a new coach.
Speaking to soka25east.com from Morocco, FKF President Nick Mwendwa confirmed that indeed Okumbi has been re-deployed.
“Yes its true Okumbi has been redeployed to our U-20 team and its important to note that we had to travel with him to Morocco since we had no other coach after Paul Put resigned,” said Mwendwa.
“We will be unveiling a new coach on May 1st 2018 and he will have his own technical bench to help him move the team forward.
“I believe we have a lot to do and learn from the friendlies against CAR and Comoros and they were a good eye opener to know our strengths and weaknesses.”
Stanely Okumbi had been the senior team coach until Put took charge in 2017, but the Belgian left the post to take the reigns as Guinea coach.
The Harambee Stars drew 2-2 against Comoros and later lost 3-2 to Central Africa Republic in the recent FIFA international break.