Breaking: Sebastien Migne’s contract as Harambee Stars coach terminated

Frenchman Sebastien Migne will no longer lead the Kenya national team, Harambee Stars technical bench. The coach’s short dalliance with the team has come to an end on Monday 12 August.

In a brief to the media, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) confirmed the two parties reached an agreement to mutually part ways, this coming just over a week after the coach failed to guide the team past Tanzania in the 2020 CHAN qualifiers.

Mutual consent

“Football Kenya Federation and Harambee Stars Head Coach Sébastien Migné have agreed to terminate the coach’s contract on mutual consent,” FKF said in a statement.

Right after the failure against Tanzania, a bold Migne faced journalists and assured of staying on in the job, in a bid to try and make right the failures seen in the 2019 AFCON finals as well as the CHAN qualifiers.

That will not come to pass, as FKF confirmed the search for his successor is well on.

Reorganization

“The reorganization and appointment process for a new technical bench is already underway and the team to steer the Harambee Stars forward will be announced shortly,” FKF added.

While declaring that he won’t resign after the recent failures by the national team, Migne seemed to cite the comfort in the federation’s obligation to honor his contract. He intimated that it would be very costly to fire him. FKF however indicates that an agreement has been reached to pay him over a period of time.

Settlement

“Consequently, FKF and Migné have agreed on a settlement for the coach, over a period of time,” the statement further notes.

As the Frenchman leaves, FKF reiterated that the ambition to have the national team qualify for the 2021 AFCON remains intact.