Turkish tactician Engin Farat has been named as the new head coach of the Kenyan national team Harambee Stars.
Engin arrives at the helm of the team following the departure of Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee last week on mutual consent with the Turkish set to oversee Stars in the remaining FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
According to the Federation boss Nick Mwendwa, they were looking for someone who would help them in the qualifiers.
“We were looking for someone who could help us for a short time and he (Engin) looks prepared for it. We dint want someone for three or four years but one who could help us through the qualifiers,” Mwendwa said in the presser.
On his part, the new coach said he had watched is team play in their last two games and was impressed with what he had seen.
“Im happy to be here and help the team. Kenya is a good footballing nation and I think if we can add quality in the team we can do well. We have some injured players but I have talked with the federation boss on the players we can add and I am hopeful we will do better in the coming games,” Engin said.
Engin first task will be against Mali on October 10, 2021 in Morocco before matches against Rwanda and Mali a month later.
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