FKF boss Nick Mwendwa differs with Kenya coach Sebastine Migne

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FKF President answers coach Sebastien Migne just days after he threatened to rethink his future with the national team

Football Kenya Federation has reacted to an outburst by Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne over lack of professionalism in managing the team.

In his post-match interview, the French tactician threatened that he might consider his future, a move that indicates all is not well between Migne and the federation, barely five months into his three-year contract, after he took over the reign of the national team in May.

“I don’t want to say too much. I want to keep cool. Calm, but I need to think about the future. Thank you!” Migne said before storming out of the press conference.

Migne, who guided Stars to a historic win over Ghana, also raised issues with the team’s preparation ahead of the tie. “It was missing of respect in the team when I saw Cameroon training in this field (Kasarani) and we were at the (Kenyan School) Monetary Studies.

"It’s not possible to work like that if we want to achieve a high level. We are far-far, so far from the high level. We are on the way, but so far. Am not a liar and am not happy at all.”

But in what might now be interpreted as a sharp division in opinion between Migne and his boss, FKF President Nick Mwendwa defended Stars preparation adding that the federation has made great steps in managing the national team.

“When you look at the preparation of Harambee Stars a few years ago and today, there is a very big difference. Players are well kitted and allowances paid on time.

“What do you want us to do if a player doesn’t honour the national team call-up. I think Wanyama was injured and there was no point of rushing him (back to play).”

The differences in opinion might open a Pandora’s Box at the National team that has changed four coaches since Mwendwa came into office two years ago.

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