Thursday Oct 22, 2020. 14:00
Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee has signed a three-year contract with the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to take the helm of the East African country’s senior national team.
Mulee will be taking charge of the Harambee Stars for a fifth time and replaces Francis Kimanzi, who cut ties with the FKF by mutual agreement, alongside assistant Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno and goalkeeper trainer Lawrence Webo.
“I thank the federation for having faith in me to steer the team to seal a place in the next forthcoming AFCON [Africa Cup of Nations] and World Cup. I have been monitoring the performance of the team for a while and I am pleased with the quality which we have,” Mulee said, as quoted by The Star.
“I watched them play Zambia and I was convinced we have a massive chance to beat Comoros next month.”
Mulee’s first assignment will be back-to-back 2022 AFCON qualifiers against Comoros in November.
The Harambee Stars are placed second on the Group G log of the qualifiers, after 1-1 draws against both Egypt and Togo. Comoros top the group with four points, while the Pharaohs also have two points and the Sparrow Hawks have one.