Kenya’s failure to beat the Taifa Stars of Tanzania and in the process make it to the second round of the CHAN qualifiers continues to be a major talking point across various football circles in the country.
A Number of fans have called on head coach Sebastien Migne to resign after he failed to guide Kenya to the second round of the qualifiers.
Coach Migne has however maintained that he is here to stay and that all he has ever done is give Kenya his best.
Migne has blamed the departure of a number of key players for the team’s failed CHAN campaign.
Enroute to the Africa Cup of Nations, Migne named his preliminary CHAN squad that had key players like Francis Kahata, Allan Wanga, Cliff Nyakeya and Farouq Shikalo.
The players later made moves to clubs outside Kenya hence making them ineligible to take part in the CHAN qualifiers.
CHAN is a continental competition exclusively featuring players who are active in the national championships and qualified to play in the ongoing season.
“It is unfortunate that I haven’t managed to end Kenya’s absence at CHAN tournament. It was difficult also because after AFCON, a lot of local based players transferred to other leagues,” Migne told Soka.
“Two months ago we had players like Nyakeya, Farouk, Kahata and Wanga but just 15 days ago they were not with us and it was hard to imagine we can compete well but the boys gave their best and they will sure do well in the future,” he added.
Allan Wanga announced his retirement from International Football. This came just weeks after coach Migne dropped him from the travelling AFCON squad to Egypt.
Kahata and Shikalo made moves to Tanzania with the duo joining Simba SC and Yanga SC respectively.
Former Mathare United midfielder Cliff Nyakeya joined Eyptian top tier side FC Masr.
Coach Migne also missed the services of striker John Avire who was dropped following a never ending transfer saga. Avire later signed for Eyptian Premier League newcomers Tanta SC.
On Resigning, Coach Migne has revealed that Sacking him will be an expensive venture for FKF and as such it is not the way to go.
“About resigning, you will have to check with my president – I am under contract but it is already difficult to pay my salary and it will be difficult to pay the remainder of my full contract as well if I were to be sacked,” he said.