Ezekiel Mutua Attracts Backlash after Trolling Harambee Stars

  • Kenya Film and Classification Board CEO, Ezekiel Mutua.
    Kenya Film and Classification Board CEO, Ezekiel Mutua.
  • Kenya film Classification Board CEO, Ezekiel Mutua, was on the receiving end after he made a comment trolling Kenya's football team Harambee Stars following a match with Egypt.

    In his commentary on the match that ended with a one-goal draw, Mutua questioned the decision of Kenyans to play football noting that the sports fraternity should stick to athletics.

    The tweet by Mutua which read "Mbona sisi hujilazimisha mpira? (Why do we even try to play football? Si we just stick to running."

    Kenya's Michael Olunga (left) and Egypt's Mohamed Salah (right)

    His comment ignited a number of reactions from Kenyans who lashed at him.

    Media personality, Caroll Radull replied to Mutua, “Clearly you did not watch the game, what an irresponsible statement from you my friend”

    Popular artist King Kaka retorted, "Clap for yourself”’.

    Kenyan artist Femi one also posted a video to state her dissatisfaction with the statement the CEO made.

    Ezekiel Mutua over time has been in a controversial spot over statements he makes and his vocal

    The Africa Cup of Nation qualifiers took place at the Kasarani stadium. After a spirited fight, the game ended with a score of 1-1.

    Kenya was knocked out of the qualifiers and will not participate in the upcoming Afcon tourney in 2022 after Egypt and Comoros qualified from Group G.

    Egyptian Mohammed Magdy was on target for the Pharaohs while Bandari FC player Abdallah Hassan equalised for Kenya. 

    Kenya has four points, with only one match to play while Egypt and Comoros top the group with nine points each. Kenya will play Togo in their last group games.  

    Harambee Stars players celebrate Daniel Sakari's birthday at their camp on Thursday, March 25, 2021