Harambee Stars' coach Mulee sacked
Harambee Stars head coach Jacob “Ghost” Mulee has been sacked barely eight months into the job.
He was sent packing alongside his assistant Twahir Muhidin and goalkeeping coach Haggai Azande.
Football Kenya Federation communicated the shock decision through a terse communique signed and released by chief executive Barry Otieno on Wednesday evening.“Football Kenya Federation and Harambee Stars Head Coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee, his assistant Twahir Muhidin and goalkeeping coach Haggai Azande have reached a decision to part ways on mutual consent, effective immediately," read the letter in part.
However, Sofapaka's Ken Odhiambo and Kariobangi Sharks' William Muluya were spared the axe.
“Assistant coaches Ken Odhiambo and William Muluya will remain in the team as the federation works to reconstruct the Harambee Stars' technical bench, ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers against Mali, scheduled for October 6 and October 12 home and away respectively,” it continued.
“FKF is immensely grateful to coach Mulee and his departing members of staff for their dedicated service and workmanship. The federation wishes them all the best in their future endeavours.”
FKF said the search for a new coach had already begun, adding an announcement will be made shortly in that regard.
“There will be no further comment from FKF until a new appointment is made,” it concluded.
The decision follows hot on the heels of Kenya's lackadaisical performance against Uganda and Rwanda in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers where they were held to a barren draw by Uganda in Nairobi before sharing spoils again against Rwanda in Kigali a couple of days later.