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REVEALED: Why coach Ouma left Harambee Starlets

Former Harambee Starlets coach David Ouma. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU
Former Harambee Starlets coach David Ouma. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has confirmed that David Ouma will no longer be in charge of the national women team.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has confirmed that David Ouma will no longer be in charge of the national women team.

The national body’s media officer Barry Otieno has however denied reports that the Dutch trained coach has been fired.

“The correct position is that he has been redeployed to the technical department as an education officer. He will assist us in training coaches,” Otieno said.

Otieno also said that Ann Oluoch has been drafted to the team as caretaker coach.

“This is in line with Fifa’s policy of ensuring all women football matters are handled by women. FKF is keen to adopt this policy,” he said.

FIRST ASSIGNMENT

Oluoch’s first assignment will be Thursday’s friendly encounter against America’s Women Division One side FC Lynch Burg. She will be assisted by one of the team’s technical officials Micheal Amenga.

Amenga boasts a wealth of experience in coaching, and was until last year in charge of Karibangi Sharks.

Ouma’s will be remembered for leading the Starlets to their first ever Africa Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon last November, plus a second placed finish at the Cecafa Women Championship in Jinja last August.

At the AWCON in Cameroon, Kenya suffered three defeats, to Ghana, Mali and  Nigeria, but still gave a good account of themselves on their debut.

About the author

DAVID KWALIMWA

DAVID KWALIMWA

David Kwalimwa is a journalist with a great bias for sporting events and current affairs. He studied Information Technology at Kampala International University. He’s experience in journalism includes covering Kenya’s General Elections in 2013 and 2017, two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, the FIVB Grand Prix in Mexico and Croatia, and Women’s Volleyball World Cup.



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