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Jacob Mulee ends a third spell in charge of Kenya

Uganda take on Kenya at Cecafa Cup
Kenya lost all three of their matches at the Cecafa Cup

Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee has resigned as Kenya coach after his side lost 2-0 to Uganda in a Cecafa Cup match in Dar es Salaam.

It was the third loss in a row for the Harambee Stars who now go 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 said after the match.

This was Mulee's third spell in charge of his country's national team.

"I came here with the best players from the Kenyan League and if I cannot win a single match then the best option is to quit," he said.

Mulee, who took the team to the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia in his first stint in charge, had only been reappointed a couple of months ago and has failed to transform it into a winning outfit.

It has been a troubled tournament for Kenya.

The players boycotted training on Friday after saying they hadn't been paid by the country's football federation.

The Harambee Stars had the best chances of the match including a clear-cut chance by George Odhiambo midway through the second half which was parried by the Uganda goalkeeper Robert Odongkara.

Uganda got their best chance in the 83rd minute and Okwi Emmanuel made no mistake.

Seven minutes later, Kenya goalkeeper Bonface Oluoch fouled Robert Ssentogo and he was sent off leaving captain Andy Mwesigwa to slot home the resulting penalty past defender-turned-stand-in goalkeeper Ndeto Mulinge.

The Ivory Coast beat Sudan 3-0 in an earlier match to seal their place in the last eight.

Kone Zoumana was on target in the 36th minute before Kipre Tchetche came up with a double in the 59th and 77th minutes.

With these results, the quarter-finals pairings are complete with Zambia taking on Ethiopia early on Tuesday before Ivory Coast play Malawi.

Uganda take on Zanzibar on Wednesday before Tanzania face Rwanda.



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