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Engin Firat Named New Harambee Stars Coach

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) on Sunday announced Turkish Engin Firat as new Harambee Stars coach.

The 51-year-old former Turkish international becomes the 45th head coach of the senior men’s national team after replacing Jacob “Ghost” Mulee.

He will be will be assisted by Kennedy Odhiambo and William Muluya, with Jerim Onyango also being appointed as the Goalkeeping Coach.

Firat said he was excited to take charge of one of the biggest teams in the region and is happy to be in Africa.

“This is an interesting project and I am glad to be here. I am glad to see what the next two months hold and hopefully we succeed. Kenya is a good football nation and I am looking forward to work here,”he said.

Firat has coached 18 teams including clubs and national teams since 1997 when he started his professional coaching career as an assistant coach of German side Horst Hrubesch Samsunspor.

He  holds a UEFA Pro Coaching License and was most recently attached to the Moldova National team.

Kenya resume their World Cup qualifying campaign with a double-header against Mali in October.

The Harambee Stars sit in the second position in Group E with two points, having been held into draws  in their two games.

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