- Jacob Ghost Mulee stepped down as Harambee Stars boss on Wednesday, September 15
- The tactician opened up on the reasons he decided to quit, citing personal issues as the key factor
- Mulee said a lot of things changed since he came back from India in May after helping his ailing brother
- His second term as Harambee Stars boss lasted slightly over 11 months
Radio host Jacob Ghost Mulee has opened up for the first time since leaving the Harambee Stars coaching job on Wednesday, September 15.
Mulee, while speaking on his show on Radio Jambo on Thursday, September 16, disclosed he had been going through a difficult period in the build-up to the termination of his contract.
The tactician left his role along with alongside his assistant Twahir Muhidin and goalkeeping coach Haggai Azande, with the Football Kenya Federation disclosing the two parties decided to part ways ‘amicably’.
According to Mulee, nothing was the same since he jetted back to the country a few months ago after attending to his brother, who was scheduled for surgery in India.
“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,” Mulee said during his morning show.
“I had plans for the team but I thought I would be doing the country a disservice if I remained to be the head coach yet I have personal issues affecting me,” he added.
The 53-year-old tactician, also hinted that he wanted to quit much sooner but with World Cup qualifiers in the midst, he decided to see out the games against Uganda and Rwanda before calling it quits.
The Harambee Stars have two points from their opening two games after collecting draws in both games.
"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," he went on.
In May 2021, Mulee had been in India for three weeks and it was recently revealed he went to donate a kidney to his brother.
Mulee's World Cup dream
Prior to his dismissal, the tactician was extremely optimistic about Kenya's prospects of making it to the World Cup.
In the build-up to the qualifiers, Mulee told GOAL:
"I have been with this team to Africa Cup of Nations before, and I also have that huge desire to reach Qatar, so I will do all I can to make sure, I succeed with this team and we play in Qatar.”