• Government appoints Board to manage Harambee stars
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Dec 21, 2010-

In a bid to save and revamp the national soccer team Harambee stars, The Kenyan Government on Monday named a seven-man team drawn from the private and the Government to run the team.

The team which will operate under the Harambee Stars Management Board is led by Mumias Sugar  CEO,Evans Kidero.

The other members of the team are Vision 2030 Boss Mugo Kibati,Multichoice General Manager Stephen Isaboke, KPL CEO Jack Oguda, Kenya Rugby Union Chairman Richard Omwela, Bidco CEO Vimal Shah and the Commisioner for Sports Gordon Oluoch.

The Board comes in place just days after President Mwai Kibaki instructed the Minister for Sports Paul Otuoma to spearhead efforts to revamp the National soccer team.

According to Otuoma the board’s main task is to raise funds for the team and also give it a fresh look as the team seeks to regain its footing in Africa soccer after a lull period,which has seen the team drop to 120th position in the World Football rankings.

Said Otuoma,“We want the them to provide leadership and will have a mandate to run the team for the next two years. The board has full government backing and we expect them to bring back the bragging rights Stars once enjoyed."

"We will do the best we can to bring back soccer where it was in the next two years",said Kidero.  

Harambee stars performance has been at an all time low after an embarrassing showing at the regional CECAFA tournament earlier in the month and are currently placed bottom of their group for the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier.

The Government has in the past constituted similar board to fundraise and oversee the preparations of the Stars. A similar board was last constituted in 2009 headed by Hussein Mohammed. 



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