Harambee Stars Coach Engin Firat to prioritize diaspora players in his squad

Engin Firat photo:courtesy

New Harambee Stars coach Engine Firat is set to work with the majority of foreign players in his strategy of taking the national football team to the right direction.

The Turkish tactician is reportedly holding the view that local players still have a long way to go in order to compete at the highest level.

Firat, who will officially take charge, next month, has already identified a few Kenyan players, who have not previously played for the national team, to be part of his squad for two friendly games scheduled for March 25 and 28 against Burundi.

Some of the players being linked with the new manager is the German-based star Linton Maina who plays for Bundesliga side FC Koln.

Kenya returned to international football after a one-year ban by FIFA following the interruption of FKF by the Government which is against FIFA’s demand.

Firat, 52, penned a three-year contract to replace Kenyan tactician Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee.