Wednesday Aug 07, 2019. 15:00
Kenya head coach Sébastien Migné has challenged the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to fire him following the country’s loss to Tanzania on Sunday.
The Harambee Stars bowed out of the 2020 Africa Nations Championship (Chan) qualifiers following a 4-1 penalty shootout (0-0 after two legs) defeat to East African rivals Tanzania.
Talking to the media following the clash at Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani, Migné dared FKF to pull the plug on his tenor.
“If the federation wants to fire me, let them fire me but again if paying my salary is an issue, will they manage to pay out my contract?” he is quoted as saying by the Daily Nation.
Migne, who singed a three-year deal in May 2018, bemoaned the loss of of key players to club’s from outside Kenya in build-up to the match. Only locally-based players are allowed to be used for Chan matches.
“Look before we played in Chan, Francis [Kahata] left for Simba SC, we also lost keeper Farouk [Shikalo] to Yanga SC then Cliff [Nyakeya] left Mathare United.
“Losing all those players and playing against a Tanzanian side which had mostly players who competed at the African Cup of Nations in Egypt was a tall order for us, but we cannot continue to cry, we are out and must focus on the next assignment,” the 46-year-old concluded.