Kenya FA President Nyamweya: We are in the process of naming Michel's successor

The federation supremo confirms that a new tactician will be unveiled before Harambee Stars take on Nigeria in a World Cup qualifying match in March

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss Sam Nyamweya has confirmed they are in the process of hiring a professional coach to take over national team Harambee Stars before the World Cup qualifier against Nigeria in March.

Nyamweya said the process of replacing former coach Henri Michel is almost complete and the new coach will be in place soon.

“We are currently talking to a few coaches whom we have earmarked to take over from Michel.The process is going on well and we will have a professional coach in place before the Nigeria fixture,” Nyamweya told

Nyamweya at the same time said James Nandwa will be retained as assistant coach even when the new head coach arrives.

“Our strategy is to have Nandwa understudy the new coach, to learn from him so that one day he can take over on a full time basis."

Nandwa will however, take charge of the team when they play Libya on February 6 in an international friendly scheduled to be played in Tunisia.

The federation has in the meantime confirmed that all foreign based players called up for the Libya match will be available as required. The team is already in camp preparing for the fixture.