NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Sebastian Migne, the new head coach of
Kenyan national football team Harambee Stars, met
coaches from the country’s top two tiers of football on
Tuesday as he settles to his task following his
appointment last week.
Frenchman, who had managed Congo Brazzaville and the
Democratic Republic of the Congo before taking the Kenya
assignment, said the meeting was his first step toward
laying the groundwork for his tenure.
coaches from the Premier League and the second division
National Super League in Nairobi.
to invite top coaches in SPL and NSL to create
connection between them and I. At the beginning, it’s
important because they know local players better than
me. I don’t want to waste time. It was so important to
meet them and it was my first mission here,” he
trying to compile some information to plan for the
future because at the end of the month we have a camp
and friendly games that we are trying to manage, so this
was important,” the Frenchman added after the
Migne is set
to unveil his first squad at the end of the month that
will take part in three friendlies yet to be confirmed
as he gears up to lead Kenya in their second Group F
2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against the
mighty Black Stars of Ghana in September.
their opening clash away to Sierra Leone in July last
year, Kenya are in desperate need of putting their first
points in the board to keep their dream of featuring at
a first AFCON since 2004 alive.
President Nick Mwendwa put Migne at the helm last week
on a three year contract that covers the 2019 and 2021
AFCON as well as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. He will
succeed Belgian Paul Put, who quit the post in February.