Fans fume at Jacob Mulee over team selection

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Kenya football fans have expressed their disappointment with the national football team head coach Jacob “Ghost” Mulee’s team selection for the upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Uganda and Rwanda.

Irate fans questioned the criteria Mulee used to come up with a 36-man provisional squad expected to report to training come next week.

They questioned the whereabouts of captain Victor Wanyama of CF Montréal, USA, and defender Joash Onyango, one of the persistent players in the Kenyan squad. Onyango alias Berlin Wall plies his trade with Simba SC of Tanzania.

Others in the absent list are Brian Mandela (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Paul were (PAE Egaleo FC, Greece), Ayub Timbe (Unattached), Ismail Gonzalez (Unattached), CLiff Nyakeya (FC Masr, Egypt), and Patrick Matasi (unattached).

“Abnormal is normal in Kenya… Two goalkeepers from Kariobangi Sharks for the national team,” said Sir Gody E Wes.

Some fans did not have nice words for the coach, accused him of running Kenyan football like personal property.

Kenya will have a date with Uganda on September 3 before locking horns with Rwanda in Kigali two days later.

Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers

Ian Otieno (Zesco United, Zambia), James Saruni (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya), Joseph Okoth (KCB, Kenya), Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Brandon Obiero (Kariobangi Sharks)

Defenders

Joseph Okumu (KAA Gent, Belgium), Eric Ouma (AIK, Sweden), Eugene Asike (Tusker, Kenya), Nashon Alembi (KCB, Kenya), Harun Shakava (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Andrew Juma (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Siraj Mohammed (Bandari, Kenya), Clyde Senaji (AFC Leopards, ), Frank Odhiambo (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Bolton Omwenga (Nairobi City Stars, Kenya), Daniel Sakari (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Baraka Badi (KCB, Kenya)

Midfielders

Richard Odada (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia), Duke Abuya (Nkana, Zambia), Duncan Otieno (Lusaka Warriors, Zambia), Lawrence Juma (Sofapaka, Kenya), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Kevin Kimani (Wazito, Kenya), Patillah Omoto (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Enock Momanyi (FC Talanta, Kenya), Jackson Macharia (Tusker, Kenya), Eric Johanna (Jonkopings Sondra IF, Sweden) Boniface Muchiri (Tusker, Kenya), Abdalla Hassan (Bandari, Kenya)

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