Domenech, Pfister shortlisted for Harambee Stars job

Aug 09, 2012

Former French national team head coach Raymond Domenech and German Otto Pfister are among top foreign coaches that Football Kenya Federation,FKF has shortlisted for the vacant Harambee Stars job.

Domenech is the immediate former coach of the French national team and was incharge of the Les Bleus at the 2006 and 2010 World Cup. Other notable names in the 10-man list include Frenchmen Henri Michel and Claude Leroy.

Michel is a one-time French national team coach while the much travelled Leroy has made a name for himself coaching several African national teams and clubs around the globe.

Leroy is best remembered for leading the Cameroonian national team to the Africa Cup of Nations title in 1988 and the 1998 World Cup in his native France.

He has also coached the national teams of Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana. Michel, who was incharge of Equatorial Guinea at the Africa Cup of Nations early this year, has also coached Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia, Ivory Coast and top South African side Mamelodi Sundowns and Raja Casablanca of Morocco.

Pfister, who had previously coached the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, is the most experienced coach of the potential candidates.

Aged 74, Pfister has coached a dozen clubs and national teams including Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Ghana.

The Cologne-born has also had stints in Middle East with Saudi Arabian national team.

Others in the list are two Belgians Luc Eyamel and Adel Amrouche and three Serbs Ratomir Djukovic, Miodrag Djukovic and Kikovic Milenko.

The news came just a day after Kenya dropped one place in the Fifa rankings. Kenya slipped from position 125 to 126 in the latest global ranking posted on Fifa website on Wednesday.

 

Nesta Kizito

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