Sebastien Migne confirms Kenya departure

Sebastien Migne confirms Kenya departure
Sebastien Migne, head coach of Kenya

by Helder Ribiero

Tuesday Aug 13, 2019. 11:30

Coach Sébastien Migné has confirmed the mutual termination of his contract with the Kenya Football Federation just a month after leading the side at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Kenya qualified for their first finals in 15 years, but were placed in a difficult pool in and after defeats to eventual finalists Algeria and Senegal, exited in the first round. They also claimed a 3-2 win over Tanzania.

“I would like by this to say thank you and goodbye to the fans, players and staff of Harambee Stars,” Migné said in a statement.

“Following a reflection initiated after the CAN with my Federation, we concluded that it was better to terminate our collaboration.

“The initial objective of qualifying the team to the AFCON 2019 having been achieved, it is for me to set myself new professional challenge. And for the FKF, to operate new motivational levers to confirm its progression.

“Kenya will remain a great chapter of my life and such a wonderful country. We shared, together, beautiful emotions. This story began in the anonymity during the match in Machakos against Swaziland and ended by participating in the biggest event in Africa, namely CAN 2019 in Egypt.

“During our qualifying campaign, we had given a lot of hope to the fans … even though the reality of elimination against the two future finalists reminded us how high the level is demanding and the way to go.

“I would like to thank all the people who gave me their trust and the opportunity to train this team. Also, the players for their involvement and professionalism; The main interest of this job remains for me the relationship that can be established with them. And they were great.

“I am proud of the work accomplished and happy to have modestly participated in laying the future foundation of this team. I hope you will get great success.”

Prior to joining Kenya, the 46-year-old also spent 12 months with Congo-Brazzaville.

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