Football: Williamson confirmed new Kenya coach

Bobby Williamson has been named as the new Kenya national football coach to take over from Adel Amrouche who was fired at the weekend along with his technical staff.

The 52-year-old Scot joins Harambee Stars from national league champions, Gor Mahia, where he has served as team coach since February 2013.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) chairman Sam Nyamweya said they have settled on Williamson due to his long experience in African football as coach of Uganda for five years between 2008 and 2013.

"We need a coach who understands our game and Williamson fits the bill. He handled Gor Mahia to win the national league title last season after 18 years," he said.

The Scot will be assisted by former internationals, Musa Otieno and Simeon Mulama as they try to reconstruct a new winning outfit after Kenya was eliminated from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tournament by Lesotho.

The South Africans held Kenya to a goalless draw on Sunday to advance on a 1-0 goal aggregate.

The 2015 African Cup of Nations finals will be held in Morocco in January and February.