He is Back! Kimanzi Officially Unveiled as Harambee Stars Head Coach

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Football Kenya Federation has officially unveiled Francis Kimanzi as new Harambee stars coach alongside the entire technical bench.

Kimanzi will work with former Gor Mahia tactician Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno as his assistant coach.

Others who were also unveiled include Lawrence Webo (Goalkeeper trainer) and Enos Karani (Fitness Trainer).

Kimanzi takes charge barely two weeks after FKF announced the resignation of Sebastian Migne as the head coach.

This is the third time Kimanzi is taking charge of the Kenya national team. He was appointed head coach of Harambee Stars on 11 December 2008 after serving in the position as a caretaker since May 2008. He was then sacked after the 2008 CECAFA Cup in January 2009 due to disputes between him and Kenyan football administrators.

After a 1-year stint coaching club side Sofapaka, the 43-year-old was reappointed as head coach of the Kenyan national team in November 2011. In June 2012 he was sacked again as manager of Kenya alongside his entire coaching staff after Kenya failed to qualify for the 2013 African Nations Cup.

On 25 July 2019, Kimanzi resigned as Mathare United coach, paving way for him to concentrate on National Team duties.

His first assignment will be to guide Kenya past Egypt in the AFCON 2021 qualifiers. Harambee Stars will also face Comoros and Togo in the qualifiers.