Kenya’s national team head coach Jacob Ghost Mulee and his entire technical team have parted ways with Harambee Stars on mutual consent after being in charge for eleven months.
Mulee was named as the team’s head coach for the twelfth time on October 20, 2020, replacing his predecessor Francis Kimanzi.
Football Kenya Federation FKF said in a statement on Wednesday that Mulee, his Assistant Twahir Muhidin, and Goalkeeping Coach Haggai Azande agreed to part ways with immediate effect.
The federation said that assistant coaches Ken Odhiambo, and William Muluya will remain in the team as it works to reconstruct Harambee Stars technical bench.
This comes as the team continues with its preparations for the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers, and is scheduled to play against Mali on October 6, 2021, a match that will be played at Kasarani International Stadium.
“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,” FKF secretary-general Barry Otieno said.
He added that the search for a news national team’s head coach is already underway and an announcement will be made very soon.
His departure comes weeks after naming his 36-man provisional squad ahead of the next 2022 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers against Uganda and Rwanda in Nairobi and Kigali respectively.
Eric Johanna of Swedish side Jönköpings Södra makes a grand return to the squad after a long absence. Other foreign-based players who made the cut include skipper Michael Olunga (Al Duhail, Qatar), Joseph Okumu (Gent, Belgium), and Eric ‘Marcelo’ Ouma (AIK, Sweden).
Also summoned for duty is the Zambia-based trio of Ian Otieno, Duke Abuya, and Duncan Otieno.