Kanyie exited from the women’s team camp after seven months of service to take up a new role as Football Kenya Federation instructor in the latest changes being effected by the federation.
Kanyi handed back the button to David Ouma, a man he replaced for the job. The new changes also affected Harambee Stars interim coach Stanley Okumbi, who was moved to handle Kenya U-20 team.
“With great support from the federation and goodwill from the government, Starlets can play at the World Cup,” Kanyi told the Nation Newspaper.
With just one lose from seven games, Kanyi said that he was ‘disappointed’ to leave the team at a time when Kenya is gunning for her second appearance at African Women’s Cup of Nations finals.
"I'm disappointed to be leaving this way but I am happy with my achievements.”
Kenya is set to take on Uganda in first leg of the qualifiers on April 4 at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
Richard Kanyi’s last assignment was a friendly against Zambia, where Starlets beat Shepolopolo 3-0.