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It was time for Sebastien Migne to leave Harambee Stars - Boniface Ambani

09:45 WAT 13/08/2019
Sebastien Migne of Harambee Stars and Kenya.
The former Kenyan international believes the time was right for the French coach to part ways with the national team

Former Kenya international Boniface Ambani feels it was time for Sebastien Migne to part ways with the Football Kenya Federation (FKF).

The Frenchman was shown the exit door on Monday following recent failure to guide the national team past Tanzania in the African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifiers.

The Taifa Stars eventually won 4-1 on penalties after a 0-0 aggregate score from the two-legged fixture.

Ambani, though, believes Migne should have achieved more with the support he had been accorded by the stakeholders.

“He [Migne] had been given targets, if I am not wrong and with the kind of support from the federation and the government and he never achieved much, pressure was definite," he told Goal.

“I think the last nail was the loss against Tanzania in Chan qualifiers. He had to leave.

“All in all I wish him well in his endeavours. We have local coaches who can be entrusted with that job as long as the same support is given to them. I am sure they can perform. We have seen Senegal and Algeria perform with indigenous coaches.”

Some reports suggest the FKF is considering hiring Francis Kimanzi, who recently resigned his position as the head coach of Mathare United, while former coach Adel Amrouche has also shown interest to take up the job for a second stint.