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Entire Stars management board quits


NAIROBI, Kenya, November 3- The barely week-old Sam Nyamweya Football Kenya Association administration continues to cause ripples after the entire Harambee Stars Management Board (HSMB) stepped down on Thursday.

Nyamweya, who ascended to the top football management post during last Saturday’s unified elections declared the body tasked with raising funds and managing the national team set up by the Sports Ministry three years ago had opted to quit.

“The board felt that they should step aside to give the new football body the mandate to name a new board,” Nyamweya, who insisted the HSMB chairman, Evan Kidero, would be retained in his post said.

Since being voted in, Nyamweya has not wasted any time in naming Francis Kimanzi as the new Stars coach with the team breaking camp on Thursday as it prepares to face Seychelles in a 2014 World Cup pre-qualifier with the first leg scheduled for Saturday week.

The return will be played in Nairobi on November 15 with Kimanzi slotted to assume his role on Monday when the players converge.

Besides tinkering with the national team, Nyamweya has already declared the dissolution of parallel management bodies Kenya Football Federation he led before his election and Football Kenya Limited headed by defeated rival, Mohammed Hatimy.

The referees and coaches associations have been given a month to stage their elections, the Kenyan Premier League has been directed to follow its own rules on disciplinary issues, Omondi Aduda appointed the interim new CEO of the new governing body among a raft of edicts.

On Thursday, the new boss met Gor Mahia FC players and management team where he assured them of his backing as they prepare to represent the country at next year’s CAF Confederation Cup.