Kenya FA convenes meeting with clubs' coaches to discuss coming season

The meeting will be chaired by Harambee Stars stand in coach James Nandwa, who will ask the coaches handling top league sides to support him

In a bid to avoid a club versus country tussle, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has convened a meeting of all league coaches with the national team management to discuss the up-coming season on Friday.

The meeting will be chaired by Harambee Stars stand in coach James Nandwa who will ask the coaches handling Kenyan Premier League (KPL) sides to support him.

Stars have a tight schedule this year including taking part in the World Cup qualifiers which resume late next month.

In the past, there has been a row over the release of players with most KPL sides always unwilling to let go of their key players in the face of up-coming tough fixtures.

Another thorny issue that will be up for discussion is the new Caf licensing requirement for local coaches.

The new requirement threatens to lock out some coaches from handling KPL sides due to lack of the relevant qualifications.

Last year, Caf announced that all coaches handling clubs in Africa must have at least a level ‘C’ certificate in a move that is aimed at improving football standards in the continent.

So far only half of the coaches handling KPL sides have the necessary qualification. The federation has promised to facilitate certification courses to ensure as many coaches as possible comply.