Stars were held to a barren draw by a well drilled Burundi side allowing the visitors to sail to the next phase on a 1-0 aggregate. Burundi had won the first leg in Bujumbura by a solitary goal.
“We wish to inform all fans that arising from the results of the match, the federation is studying the situation and will issue a comprehensive report on Wednesday (January 8) on the way forward for the team.”
“We appeal to all fans to remain calm as we address the situation.”
Meanwhile, former Harambee Stars coach Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee has urged Kenya FA not to disband the team.
“The lesson we learn from this (elimination) is the need to plan effectively. This team had barely featured in any competitive engagement (before facing Burundi).”
“I therefore, urge the federation to maintain this team while looking into the future. They (Kenyan FA) should arrange friendly matches for the side to help them gel.”
“Its worrying (failing to qualify) because the Chan qualifiers pits Kenya against rivals from the East African region. Also, this tournament is a preserve of players plying their trade in the local leagues.”
“It could only mean that this country is falling further behind the pecking order on the regional scene. I am tired of hearing every time that I was the last coach to take Kenya to the African Nations Cup.”