Jamal’s beef with senior Harambee Stars players
Kenyan international football player Jamal Mohammed has blasted some senior players in the country, whom he claims “have done nothing” to develop the enormous talents available.
The dazzling midfielder who honed his skills at Mathare United ranted on social media, in a post that was widely circulated and commented on.
Jamal who is currently based in the gulf however did not however name the “senior players”.
In the message that could also hint at disharmony between players within the national team camp, the controversial midfielder claims to be airing his views in “good faith”.
“Allow me to air some issues here in good faith,” his post read before continuing “We (Kenyan players) have some players who are managed by agents with connections all over Europe. But they (these players) have never taken time to help most of our players who fail trials in Europe because they have no connections. To get a good contract in Europe requires good connections as much as talent.”
The former Mathare United midfielder went on to name some of the local based players he believe could earn contracts in Europe through the “connections”.
“Please try help out the likes of Humphrey Mieno, Francis Kahata, Micheal Olunga, Cersidy Lumumba (Carrick) and Anthony Mbugua (Baggio)who can make it in Europe. Don’t be like some players I don’t want to name the players who have played professionally for several years but have never helped any single player. They only want to earn all the praise.”
Victor Wanyama, Macdonald Mariga, Dennis Oliech, Ayub Timbe, Arnold Origi, Patrick Osiako and Peter “Pinches” Opiyo are some of the Harambee Stars players who have previously/currently based in Europe whom Jamal might have been referring to.
Interestingly, Jamal, who had a stint in Romania a few years ago, is not known to have helped any player go to Europe or Asia through his “connections”.