Following the recent revelation of the ten coaches shortlisted for the vacant Kenya national team coach’s job, Frenchman Henri Michel has emerged as the most likely to take up the role which was last occupied by former Sofapaka coach Francis Kimanzi.
According to a source close to the appointing authorities, the immediate former Equatorial Guinea coach has already been given the green light to take over the role with just an official confirmation from the federation pending.
According to the source, a Supersport football analyst who was in the country in July was instrumental in the selection of the Frenchman.
Futaa.com sought a reaction on the developing issue from the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) chairman of the technical committee Elly Mukolwe who said no such decision has been reached.
-We have not decided on it as yet; at the moment we are concerned more about the U20 match on Saturday then afterwards there will be an executive meeting to peruse through the shortlisted coaches’ profiles before we make an official announcement, he said.
Mukolwe, however, did not give the particular date of the executive meeting.
Apart from Equatorial Guniea, Michel has previously coached Cameroon in 1994, Morocco from 1995 – 2000 and in 2007, Tunisia 2001-2, and Cote D’Ivoire from 2004 – 2006.