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'Ghost' falls on his sword

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania- Harambee Stars coach Jacob Mulee has resigned following his side’s dismal perfomance at the CECAFA Tusker Cup in Dar-es-Salaam.Speaking after Stars’ 2-0 loss to defending champions Uganda on Sunday, Mulee said that he will take full responsibility for the team’s poor showing at the regional tournament.

Mulee thanked Football Kenya Limited (FKL) for giving him another chance to handle the team and added that he was disappointed like  any other Kenyan  for the teams poor show in their Cecafa regional matches.

“I take responsibility  for the teams loss.I cant blame  anybody and that is why I feel I should step aside since I was unable to deliver and give Kenyans what they were expecting from the team,”said Mulee.

“For me  I thank FKL for showing faith with me by giving me the responsibility to handle the team.I do take responsibility for what has happened despite the many hiccups that surrounded our teams training including failure to pay the players allowances,” he added.
Flanked by his Uganda Cranes counterpart Bobby Williamson,Mulee said the was unable to explain what really went wrong since his charges displayed brilliant football by creating many chances which they failed to convert.
The former Tusker coach said it was a pity that he came along with the best scorer,best midfielder and defender in the just ended Kenya Premier League but were unable to perform well.

Kenya dominated the match and could have scored two or three goals in the first 60 minutes, but Uganda utilized their chances with opportunistic goals in the last nine minutes.

Emannuel Okwi opened the scores in the 81st minute when he picked a long cross from Dan Wagaluka and tapped it under a diving Kenyan custodian Bonface Oluoch.

Oluoch’s disgraceful tackle on Ugandan striker Robert Sentongo in added time gave Tanzanian referee Israel Mujuni had no other option but to send Oluoch off and award Uganda a penalty that Andrew Mwesigwa coolly converted, beating Mulinge Ndeto who had taken the gloves since Stars had used all their substitutes.

“We lacked concentration in the last 10 minutes and we were made to pay for that. There was also a moment of madness from the goalkeeper and I can’t explain what led to that. I have been with the team in different occasions but we have never performed this badly,” said Mulee.

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Mulee only made only two changes from the team that lost 2-1 to Ethiopia, opting to rest KPL player of the year George Odhiambo and starting with Fred Ajwang who had scored in Kenya’s previous matches.

He also started with Osborne Monday in midfield in place of skipper Stephen Ochola who suffered a thigh strain in Stars match against Ethiopia.

Stars had a number of chances with Omondi hitting the cross bar with a curling shot, second half substitute Odhiambo remained with Uganda’s custodian Robert Odongkara and the goalie denied him and Fred Ajwang also wasted an open chance.



  1. John Oluoch

    December 6, 2010 at 10:30 am

    It was long overdue for Mulee's resignation. He is not a coach, he is a commentator or a radio presenter. How can FKL pick a radio presenter as head coach of its National team? Bure kabisa

  2. ssali denis

    December 6, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I feel Uganda deserved victory by any standard! Whatever went around & about the Kenyan 'stars' rather villains was non of our business most vital now we have hit one prime regional enemy in his advancing cancer!! lol. Weldone the cranes, our humble predators!!

  3. Joyce Emanikor

    March 31, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    If the public had access to information on the exploration, revenues, investments and contracts, then the case of the case of the contentious sale of block 10BB by the ‘greedy Minister’ wouldn’t have arisen. However, it is not too late for the Turkana and Kenyans at large to fight this form of corruption.

  4. Malcolm

    March 31, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    What ever is done, it should be about men, women and children that have never benefited from the gushing government dollars and continue agitating for transparency and accountability for every contract and agreements conducted in regards to the oil exploration, time is running out for dictators in Africa following the collapse of Col Mummar Gadafi in Libya the writings are on the wall.

  5. Eremon

    April 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    such informative masterpieces are important for our legislators and community leaders to be aware of in light of the many corrupt deals that seem glaring today. if this the way to go Ikal, how best can our folks know such nitty gritties…..i wonder as yet if the immediate community even knows what there share will be, how it will be shared and when this is expected.

  6. Boiyot

    April 3, 2012 at 4:22 am

    Good document.
    One more thing I’d like to add is for the authorities to ensure that we’re processing the oil right here in Kenya. We shouldn’t export crude if it comes to it.
    That way we can jump-start our industries

  7. badbess

    April 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    oil need to be a blessing not a curse for our country

  8. badbess

    April 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    we can learn from big oil producing countries especially saudia ,abudhabi on how the country and citizens benefit from oil.

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