Mulama walks away from Stars
Veteran Harambee Stars midfielder Titus Mulama has retired from international football following Kenya's elimination from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Mulama who has been ever present in the team for over a decade, made his debut for Stars in 2001 when he played in the regional Cecafa senior challenge cup in Rwanda.
The 32 year old has been an integral part of the national team and scored Kenya’s first goal at the 2004 Africa Cup Nations in Tunisia in the team’s 3-1 defeat to Mali.
"I want to thank everyone who stood by me in my great years of service for Harambee Stars.I have made the decision to retire from the national team which has provided me with a great platform to play very many international matches.”
"I have played at the highest level and now I feel it is time to pave way for the upcoming players and what I can basically do is to motivate them."
"I had made this decision long before our qualifiers as I want to concentrate on club duties while also helping nurture young players. I also want to thank the coaches who helped me reach this level and my fellow players but as we all know, there comes a time when one has to make another move in life and this is my time to do so," Mulama told SuperSport.com.
Mulama was unused substitute in Kenya's 1-0 loss to Togo. He has had a chequered career that has seen him play under several coaches in the Stars team that include the late Reinhardt Fabisch, Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee, Bernard Lama, Antoine Hey, Zedekiah ‘Zico’Otieno, Mohammed Kheri and Francis Kimanzi.
Currently playing for St. Eloi Lupopo in the DRC, Mulama has also played for Mathare United between 1997-2005, APR 2005-2006, Mathare 2006, CS Heredini 2006-2007, Vvasteras 2007-2008, Mathare 2009, KCB 2010 and Sofapaka 2011, before moving to Lupopo at the end of 2011.