Alumira new Harambee Starlets head coach

Alumira new Harambee Starlets head coach

Vihiga Queens FC coach Alex Alumira reacts during their Kenyan Women Premier League (KWPL) league match against Makolanders FC at Camp Toyoyo stadium Jericho in Nairobi on March 03, 2018. Vihiga won 5-2. Photo/Citizen Digital

Alumirah who left Vihiga Queens in August last year to join Tiger Queens in Tanzania was unveiled today afternoon at the Nyayo National Stadium replacing Charles Okere.


FKF Caretaker Committee has today hired former Vihiga Queens tactician Alex Alumirah as the new head coach of national women's football team Harambee Starlets.

Alumirah who left Vihiga Queens in August last year to join Tiger Queens in Tanzania was unveiled today afternoon at the Nyayo National Stadium replacing Charles Okere.

The unveiling comes after successful interviews that were held last week where five candidates battled for the job.

Alumirah beat outgoing Starlets head coach Charles Okere who was aiming to retain his job, South Sudan assistant coach Florence Adhiambo, Tusker assistant coach George Maina and former Starlets assistant coach Jacklin Email Juma.

Alumira has at the same time chosen Ann Aluoch, the head coach of Mathare United Women FC and Benter Achieng as his assistants.

The team goes into camp tomorrow for their crucial AWCON 2022 qualifier against Uganda in February.

In a statement after he was unveiled Alumirah said he will liaise with stakeholders to improve the sport.

‘’I have a responsibility to develop a philosophy for the women's national football team and I will liaise with coaches to ensure that there is an elaborate plan for women's football, a plan for posterity," said the soft-spoken tactician.

Alumira now says his first assignment is to make sure that he gets the Startles to AWCON.

‘’I look forward to guiding this team to the best of my ability, and with the full support of the FKF Caretaker Committee we shall guide this team to AWCON qualification,’’ Alumira said.

Justice (Rtd) Aaron Ringera, Chairman of the FKF Caretaker Committee said the recruitment process was transparent and competitive adding that the new tactician is up to the task.

FKF Caretaker committee said they will use the same procedures to hire coaches of national teams including Harambee Stars.

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