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Assistant coach James Nandwa conducted training session held at Kasarani on Tuesday afternoon, where Michel and his assistants failed to turn up

Harambee Stars head coach Henri Michel failed to appear during the team's training session on Tuesday afternoon, a move that will fuel speculation about the Frenchman's immediate future in Kenya.

As earlier reported by Goal.com, newly appointed assistant coach James Nandwa had beefed up the team set to do duty at the upcoming African Nations Championships (Chan) tournament by five players from the squad who did duty at the just concluded Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup competition.

The team is preparing to honor the first leg of the preliminary round qualifiers against Burundi in Bujumbura on Sunday. Some of the players Nandwa drafted into the team are custodian Duncan Ochieng, Abdalla Juma, David 'Cheche' Ochieng, Paul Were and Edwin Lavasta.

Nandwa supported by his assistant in Cecafa Kennedy Odhiambo conducted the training session held at Moi Kasarani, where both Michel and his two assistants failed to turn up.

Michel  - whose role is to prepare and lead the senior team in friendly and competitive engagements, had earlier stated that he wont be able to travel to Kampala for the regional Cup and instead, opined his willingness to prepare the team for the Chan qualifiers.

The former Tusker and Karuturi Sports coach however, decided to steer clear of any discussion involving the Frenchman's whereabouts.

"I can confirm to you that I am here as the assistant coach. We expect him (Henri Michel) to join us in camp later on (Tuesday) evening."

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