Okere names new Harambee Starlets coach

Renowned youth coach Charles Okere has been appointed the new coach of the Kenya women national team, Harambee Starlets.

He takes over from David Ouma who has parted ways with Football Kenya Federation (FKF) on mutual consent.

According to FKF Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Barry Otieno, Okere will be assisted by Godfrey Oduor and Mildred Cheche both who are part of BetKing Premier League (BKPL) side, KCB FC technical bench.

Stepping up

Until his appointment Okere was the assistant coach at BKPL side Tusker FC.

The surprise announcement comes days after Ouma had named a squad to take on Zambia in an international friendly match later this month.

This appointment ends a long sojourn between Ouma and the women national team, one that is characterised by joy and pain.

Ouma’s time

During Ouma’s time, Starlets qualified for the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Cameroon and also made it to the last stage of the Olympic Games qualifiers.

The team also won two Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) regional titles.