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Is Harambee Stars coach Williamson set to be replaced by Amrouche?

By DAVID KWALIMWA February 16th, 2016 1 min read

Harambee Stars coach Bobby Williamson is set to be the biggest casualty of a reshuffle within the team by the new Football Kenya Federation administration.

As recently reported by Nairobi News, Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa and his team of newly elected officials remain keen to overhaul the national team’s technical bench and playing squad.

“We are keen on particularly a new team consisting up to  70 percent of young faces. Our performances in the coming few years will matter more than the results. This is the time to make the painful decisions and save our football,” Mr Mwendwa said during an interview on Citizen TV on Monday afternoon.

Williamson,  according to sources, could be relived of his duties as he “doesn’t fit well to the project”.

Harambee Stars former coach Adel Amrouche and ex-Mathare tactician Stanley Okumbi are mooted as Williamson’s replacements.

“Amrouche is one of the best coaches to have managed Harambee Stars. His record is only three losses in 26 games. He has the capability to transform our football,” a source close to the new establishment told Nairobi News.

The future of Williamson’s assistant Musa Otieno is also up for speculation.

Though successful as a player back in his native Scotland and coach during his five year stint in Uganda, Williamson initially got off to a good start at Gor Mahia by leading the team to its first league title in more than decade in 2012.

The Scot has however struggled with Stars, although the argument is that the conditions put across by the previous office were far less favourable.

A new look Harambee Stars set up, to be announced before the end of this week, to start preparations for the 2017 Africa Nations Cup qualifiers against Guinea Bissau next month.