Stanley Okumbi to be in charge of Cecafa

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Libya will join Zimbabwe as two guest nations while Eritrea will not be able to send a team after dissolving their national team

Harambee Stars coach Stanley Okumbi is expected to name Kenya’s squad in the coming days to begin preparation for 2017 Cecafa Championship.

Okumbi will still be in charge of Stars' technical bench despite growing calls from fans to have the embattled coach vacate his position due to recent poor performances.

FKF President Nick Mwendwa has backed the former Mathare United coach to win the regional trophy for Kenya. "Okumbi will be tasked with Cecafa assignment.

"We are not intending to make changes to the technical bench and we strongly believe that he will do well with his team."

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Okumbi, who enjoys strong backing from the federation, has been under intense pressure after Kenya lost to lowly ranked Thailand and Iraq in the last Fifa international week. 

Meanwhile, Cecafa fixtures will be released next week. The tournament is set to kick-off on November 25 in Kisumu, Bungoma and Nakuru Counties, with Nairobi and Machakos being put on standby.

Libya will join Zimbabwe as two guest nations while Eritrea will not be able to send a team after dissolving their national team.

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