Thursday, 9 August 2012

Search for Kenya`s National Soccer team Coach goes Global

By Fred Maingi in Nairobi.

German born Oto Pfister is among 10 coaches who have been short
listed by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to be the head coach of
the Kenya National soccer team Harambee Stars
Ex-Coach Francis Kimanzi
Over 60 applicants applied for the vacant post according to FKF
head of technical Elly Mukolwe.

The shortlist includes; three Frenchmen, three Serbians, a German
, two Belgians and an Algerian.

 One of the ten will take over the vacant National team Coaching
role left vacant after immediate former Coach Francis Kimanzi was
moved to acting Technical Director capacity at the Federation.
Other applicants include, Miodrag Dujkovic, Kikovic Milenko and
Ratomir Djukovic (All Serbians), Tom Saintfiet, Luc Eymael,  (all
Belgians), Raymond Domenech, Henri Michel, Claude Leroy,  (all
French), Oto Pfister (Germany), Adel Amrouche (Algerian)
According to inside sources, three candidates will be short listed
for the final interview.

 German’s Oto Pfister, 74 appears the most experienced of the ten
having coached when he was 34 – in 1961.
Pfister’s long list of Coaching has seen him handle eight African
Nations. For 23 straight years, from 1972 he coached Rwanda
(1972-1976), Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) from 1976-78, Senegal
(1979 – 1982), Cote D’Ivoire (1982 – 85), Zaire (1985-89), then Ghana
(1989 – 1995).

He coached Togo in 2006 before landing in Cameroon for a stint from
2007-2009. His last assignment was in Trinidad and Tobago.

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