The Kenyan national team’s technical bench for the friendly match against Jamaica on Saturday 25 August in Connecticut will be headed by former Kenyan international midfielder and Rangers FC coach James Nandwa, futaa.com has learnt.
According to a reliable source who spoke to futaa.com on condition of anonymity, the former Tusker FC and Karuturi Sport coach who has lately been leading the national U23 side has been charged with the role of preparing the side in a holding capacity as the federation scouts for a full time coach.
The source also confirmed to futaa.com that Ulinzi Stars team manager Mr. Joe Birgen will take up the role of team manager in the team, a post that has been vacant since Edward Oduor resigned in December 2011.
Nandwa last led the national side in the friendly match against Botswana on Thursday 12 July which Kenya won 3 – 1.
Both Nandwa and Birgen were, however, not reachable for comment on the same.
The national team coach’s position fell vacant after Francis Kimanzi was redeployed as the federation’s technical director following a string of poor results that saw the national team dumped out of contention for the 2013 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) competition.