The favorite for the post, it’s him. Coach Adel Amrouche, belgian born has today been unveiled as the new Coach of Kenya’s Harambee Stars and will be in-charge when the team faces African Champions Nigeria next month in a World Cup qualifying tie.
Amrouche who quit as Burundi’s Coach last February will have a huge task of changing the team’s fortunes and making sure they improve their 126th position in the World according to Fifa, in the continent and in the Cecafa region.
While unveiling the Coach at Boulevard Hotel in Nairobi, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Sam Nyamweya said Amrouche is a great coach who understands African football.
The Belgian who handled Burundi 2007-2012, but quit because of poor working conditions said he was happy to become new coach of Kenya and hoped that all parties will work with him to improve the team.
On Tuesday FKF had shortlisted Uganda’s current coach Bobby Williamson, Rwanda coach Micho Sredojevic, former French coach Raymond Domenech and the 44-year old Amrouche for the top job.
The post fell vacant late last year after the controversial exit of French coach Henri Michel.