The former Harambee Stars coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee is said to have pocketed a cool Sh 38 Million following the sale of footballer Micheal Olunga to China.
According to media reports, Mulee’s owned Nairobi-based Liberty Sports Academy is one of Olunga’s former clubs compensated from the transfer, as part of Fifa rules on solidarity fees and compensation.
The former Gor Mahia striker recently transferred to Chinese top flight club Guanzhou Hengfeng Zhichen from Sweden’s Djurgardens IF, in a deal estimated to be worth half a billion shillings.
Mulee, who doubles up as a football pundit is said to have received the whooping amount as compensation for training and educating Olunga for up to six years earlier on in his career.
However, Ghost Mulee has rubbished the rumors as baseless rumors.
“I have neither received nor seen a cent of the said millions. Guys are quick to spread rumours without even taking the time to understand our expenses at Liberty Sports Academy, where Olunga’s talent was nurtured,” said Mulee, who is the Liberty Academy’s technical director.
“People are busy claiming I have received the money and all I can do is laugh it off. People should understand how these things work. It’s not as easy as it may seem,” Ghost added.
“Some have been flooding my phone with text messages asking ‘Ghost can I order a few rounds at my local on your bill?'”