Media personality and sports enthusiast Ghost Mulee has been let off as the head coach to the national football team Harambee Stars.
In a statement by the Football Kenya Federation circulating on social media, Ghost’s exit from head coach position was a mutually conscientious decision.
“Football Kenya Federation and Harambee Stars head coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee, his assistant [Twahir] Muhiddin, and the goalkeeping coach, [Haggai] Azande have reached a decision to part ways on mutual consent, effective immediately,” FKF CEO Barry Otieno said in a statement.
“Assistant coaches Ken Odhiambo and William Muluya will remain in the team as the federation works out to restructure the Harambee Stars technical bench ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifier against Mali scheduled for October 6, 2021, and October 12, 2021 home and away respectively.
FKF is immensely grateful to coach Mulee and his departing members of the staff for their dedicated service and workmanship. This federation wishes them all the best in their future endeavours. The search for a new national team head coach is already underway and an announcement will soon be made in that regard. There will be no further comment from FKF until a new appointment is made,” read the statement.
Addressing his exit from the national team, Ghost Mulee told his listeners on Radio Jambo that he didn’t see it fit to continue occupying the big position due to all the personal issues that he was going through.
“I have been going through a tough time. I was in India for two months with my brother who is ailing. After returning from India, a lot of things changed personally. I had plans for the team but I thought I would be doing the country a disservice if I remained to be the head coach yet I have personal issues affecting me.” he said.
He said that the decision was made after the World Cup qualifying games.
“After the draw against Rwanda and Uganda, I sat down with the FKF and we all saw it fit that I hand over to someone else,” he stated.