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Kenya coach Amrouche reveals to Goal that the ex-AFC Leopards’ coach has been shown the door from technical bench for allegedly absconding duty

By Otieno Otieno

Former AFC Leopards’ coach James Nandwa has been dropped as an assistant coach of national team Harambee Stars.

Kenya coach Adel Amrouche has exclusively revealed to Goal the new development claiming his former assistant had absconded duty.

Amrouche said this as the team began preparations for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiying match against Comoros on May 18 in Nairobi.

“I have not seen him in a long time and he has not even come to the camp. We have made the decision to move on without him,” said Amrouche.

The coach said he has enough people to help him with the job and will therefore, not name a replacement for Nandwa.

However, contacted Nandwa said his earlier position at AFC Leopards’ kept him very busy leaving him with little time for anything else.

“I had a busy schedule at AFC Leopards’ and did not have time for anything else. I have no problem if that is the decision the coach has made. I will seek him out so that we can discuss the matter and see the way forward.”

Nandwa has had a long relationship with Harambee Stars where he was stand-in coach in 2012 when the team reached the final of regional Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup tournament held in Uganda.