Football Kenya Federation (FKF) have appointed Gor Mahia FC coach and ex-Uganda Cranes trainer Bobby Williamson as new boss of the Harambee Stars.
Scottish Williamson takes over from Belgian Adel Amrouche who was sacked about three days ago after failing to lead Kenya into the final round of qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015.
Lesotho eliminated Kenya from the race to Morocco 1-0 over two legs.
Kenya’s most capped player with 105 games and Harambee Stars skipper for 13 years, Musa “Otero” Otieno has been named assistant. With another former Kenya international Simon Mulama appointed team manager.
“We reached the decision to appoint the trio because of their vast experience and knowledge of the game.
Williamson has many years of experience in-charge of Uganda while Musa Otieno and Simon Mulama served the country diligently over the years.
We will give them all the support as we look forward to forgetting the disappointment of not qualifying for the group stages for Afcon 2015,” FKF President Sam Nyamweya said.
Nyamweya said Williamson and his new technical staff’s first assignment would be to prepare the team for the annual Cecafa senior challenge cup to be hosted in Ethiopia from November.
Bobby Williamson won the Kenyan premier league with Gor Mahia in his maiden 2013 season and was also instrumental in ensuring Uganda won the regional Cecafa Senior challenge cup 4 times under his reign.