- Kenya Football Coaches Association (Kefoca) has been more involved of late and now wants a special committee to be established to be charged with the vetting and hiring of Harambee Stars coach and his technical bench.
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) over time has been charged with this responsibility of the appointment of Harambee Stars coach.
Such responsibility has to change going forward according to Kefoca chairman Ricky Solomon. However, he suggests vetting of Harambee Stars coach, either foreign or local, should be done by a panel of experts.
“We are advocating for having a five-man committee that brings the chairman of the federation, Kefoca, Kenya Premier League, Federation’s Technical Committee and Principal Secretary from the Ministry of Sports to vet coaches before they are hired,” Solomon said.
He also said that the government must be fully involved in the process as it is a major stakeholder in football to help avoid the late hour rushing to the government for finances and take responsibility for the decision.
“We cannot be rushing to the government when we have hit a rock for financial support. The government is a major stakeholder in football and it should be involved in the vetting and hiring processes of Harambee Stars technical bench. FKF has been having problems with previous coaches since the hiring process has been a one-man show.
He further said that coaching involves a lot of communication, planning, and networking as well as developing knowledge in several areas, saying all these need a committee of experts to come up with the best coach.
“Kefoca county officials should also vet coaches of county teams,” Solomon stated.
This has come after Kenya has been hit hard by the FIFA on Amrouche’s case as they were expected to pay 109 million for wrongly dismissing the former stars coach. In the wake of today, claims from another former Star coach Sebastian Migne. Migne has threatened to drag Kenya to FIFA over a pay dispute.