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Fans hit out at Stars’ handlers in the wake of Sierra Leone defeat

Kenyan football fans were, again, left cursing and apportioning blame around in the wake of  the latest competitive defeat involving their national football team.

Harambee Stars made a false start to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Saturday, posting a 2-1 loss to Sierra Leone in Freetown.

On social media, a section of supporters strongly questioned among other, the team’s technical bench’s decision to field rookie Masoud Juma in attack from the start.


Although a promising player, Masoud is inexperienced at this level, and as a matter of fact, has had a far less impact in the SportPesa Premier League this season compared to say, Stephen Waruru who was benched.

Also attracting scrutiny was the decision to deploy Musa Mohammed, a solid international central defender in his own right, at right full back.

This is not Mohammed’s best position and it showed as he was caught out twice, in the run up to the opening goal when the cross was successfully whipped in by the player he was supposed to be marking, plus when Brian Mandela had to “cover” for him only to mistime his tackle and get sent off.