Kenya national team head coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee and his assistant Twahir Muhidin and goalkeeping coach Haggai Azande have stepped down.
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) announced today that Mulee and the football body had agreed to part ways by mutual consent.
The development comes after the Harambee Stars picked a goalless home draw against Uganda Cranes and a 1-1 away win away to Rwanda in Group E of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers a few days ago.
“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 by mutual consent, effective immediately,” said the communication released on Wednesday.
The FKF said assistant coaches Ken Odhiambo and William Muluya will remain in the team as the Federation works to reconstruct the technical bench ahead of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup qualifying back-to-back matches against table leaders Mali in October.
“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 endeavors,” added the communication.
FKF under President Nick Mwendwa have already made it clear that the serach for a new coach is already on.
Mulee succeeded Francis Kimanzi in October 2020. Kimanzi had also stepped down after over one year of being in charge.
Mulee who had signed a 3-year contract is famously remembered for being in charge of the national team when it finished third in Group B in the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations.
He then returned for two very brief spells in 2005 then again between 2007 and 2008. In 2010 he led them to three consecutive defeats in the CECAFA Cup before resigning from his post.