Ghost Mulee Clarifies Why he Left Harambee Stars Coaching Job

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    FKF President Nick Mwendwa and Harambee Stars coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee address the media in October 2020.
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  • The immediate former Harambee Stars coach, Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee, has cleared the air on his departure as the head coach, stating that he left due to personal reasons.

    While hosting a morning show on Radio Jambo on Thursday, September 16, Mulee stated that he decided to resign due to the state of his brother’s health.

    “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,” he stated.

    Mulee further stated that he was having a difficult time and he believed that he could not carry out his coaching duties effectively.

    “I had plans for the team. I think I would be doing the country injustice if I remained to be the head coach yet I have personal issues affecting me,” he added. 

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    Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee at an Indian hospital on April 23, 2021
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    During the show, Mulee, who doubles up as a radio journalist, also revealed that he desired to resign earlier but he could not do so because of the games Harambee Stars had to play.

    “We were just about to start the World Cup qualifying games and in that situation, it is very difficult for a coach to resign,” Mulee revealed.

    He went further to narrate how he sat down with the football governing body to find a solution after Kenya’s games against Rwanda and Uganda. 

    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.”

    On Wednesday, September 15, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) issued an official statement stating that the radio journalist had left the national team.

    “Football Kenya Federation and Harambee Stars Head coach ‘Ghost’ Mulee have reached a decision to part ways on mutual consent, effective immediately,” read the statement. 

    The radio journalist also refuted speculations on social media that he was sacked, stating that he has a good working relationship with the FKF president, Nick Mwendwa.

    Mulee is the co-host of the Patanisho show aired on Radio Jambo.