Kenya head coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee is already brimming with confidence that Harambee Stars will prevail in the 2012 AFCON qualifiers just two days after he was appointed to take over from Twahir Muhiddin, who resigned last week.
Mulee, who returns to the team after taking the Stars to the 2004 AFCON finals is confident Kenya will beat Uganda next month on their way to clinching a ticket to Gabon and Equatorial Guinea in two years time.
“We can beat Uganda. Uganda may have had an edge over us in the recent years but they are yet to play a full Kenyan squad that has Dennis Oliech and MacDonald Mariga,” Mulee told the Daily Nation.
“What Uganda can boost of is stability in their team. They have had the same coach in the last four years; I will be the eighth Kenya’s coach in the last four years.”
Mulee, who took Kenya to the 2004 Nations Cup finals, also managed the team in 2005 and 2007 on a temporary basis.
“I’m not new to this job. It’s a great honour to serve my country, but we have to put some things in order,” he said.
“We have to work out a contract. I am going to take this week to discuss that.”
Mulee says Kenya need tranquility as they prepare in the forthcoming qualification matches.
“We must put behind us what has happened and look ahead. Uganda is beatable both here and in Kampala. Angola is also beatable. As for Guinea Bissau, we have to avenge. All is not lost; we have equal chances as the rest to qualify.”