Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee has resigned as Kenya coach
Kenyan coach Jacob Mulee quit his job shortly after his side's 2-0 defeat to arch-rivals Uganda in the CECAFA Tusker Senior Challenge Cup on Sunday. Kenya's loss in the final group match at the National stadium, was the third in a row for the five-time champions, who left for home without a point.
"I take full responsibility for the poor showing here and believe I do not deserve to continue coaching this team," Mulee told a post match press conference late Sunday. "I came here with the best players from the Kenya. We have failed to win even a single match. The best option for me is to call it quits," added Mulee.
Uganda's Emmanuel Okwi scored the opener in the 84th minute, and the defending champions added their second seven minutes later, when Kenyan goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch fouled midfielder Robert Ssentongo.
Oluoch was off leaving Ugandan captain Andrew Mwesigwa to slot home the resultant penalty past a hapless defender Ndeto Mulinge, who was called in to stand as goalkeeper.
Uganda, looking to become only the second team to win the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup title three times, will now play Zanzibar in the quarter-final on Wednesday.