Football Kenya Federation has sacked Harambee Stars head coach Sébastien Migné barely two months after the African Cup of Nations where Kenya managed just one win.
According to the statement released Monday evening, the French international will no longer be the national team’s coach and that the reorganization and appointment process for a new technical bench is already underway.
“Football Kenya Federation and Harambee Stars Head Coach Sébastien Migné have agreed to terminate the coach’s contract on mutual consent. Consequently, FKF and Migné have agreed on a settlement for the coach, over a period of time.
“The Federation wishes to thank Coach Migné for his exemplary work and high standard of professionalism during his tenure, which culminated in the country qualifying for the 2019 AFCON tournament for the first time in 15 years,” read the statement in part.
The national soccer team performed dismally at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt last month and the recent early exit from the African Nations Championships in the hands of neighbours Tanzan
The national team, under the stewardship of Migne, lost to the Desert Foxes of Algeria and Senegal but managed a win against Tanzania.
A few weeks later, Tanzania would get a chance to revenge as they bundled Kenya out of the African Nations Championships (CHAN).
Both legs of the tie ended in barren draws before Taifa Stars won on 4-1 penalties in Nairobi much to the humiliation of Kenyans.
Kenya’s exit from the tourney sparked emotions among Kenyans who wanted the tactician out.
In response to that, defiant Migne took to the press to thump his chest on how impossible it was for the federation to sack him given its struggle to pay his salary.
As he exits the scene, FKF’s immediate task will be finding a replacement for the French national and his coaching team.