Turkish Coach Linked With Harambee Stars Job
Turkish mentor Engin Firat has been linked with the Kenya national team coaching job, according to reports from the East African country.
The former Antalyaspor and Fenerbahce assistant coach is expected to replace Jacob “Ghost” Mulee who was shown the door on Wednesday after a series of poor results.
Several high-profile coaches have also been mentioned including Portuguese Luís Gonçalves, Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf and Frenchman Alain Giresse.
The 51-year-old has previously been in charge of Moldova and Iran national teams, and would likely be announced as the new coach of Harambee Stars in net few days.
The German-born football coach started his professional career as an assistant coach for German legend Horst Hrubesch, at Turkish side Samsunspor in 1997.
Football Kenya Federation initially wanted to lure Zedekiah “Zico” Otieno back to Kandanda House, but the KCB coach was not in favour of returning to the senior national team.
Should Firat accept the role, he will be their third head coach since 2018, with Sebastien Migne, Francis Kimanzi and Mulee all undertaking the role in that period.
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.