Titus Mulama confident Mathare United will rise from ashes

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NSL Titus Mulama confident Mathare United will rise from ashes

Festus Chuma 20:19 - 21.09.2023

Titus Mulama's inspiring message fuels hope as Mathare United aims to recover from relegation and reclaim their Premier League spot next season.

Former Kenya international Titus Mulama is unwavering in his belief that his beloved former team, Mathare United, will stage a triumphant return to the Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL). 

The football legend's optimism comes as a glimmer of hope for Mathare United, who faced relegation to the National Super League (NSL) after an uninterrupted 25-year spell in the top-flight.

The Slum Boys are currently gearing up for their second match in the  NSL with their upcoming clash against Vihiga United, scheduled for Saturday at Police Sacco Stadium. 

Mulama's unwavering support for his former team was evident in a heartfelt post on Mathare United's official Facebook page.

 Responding to a concerned fan's inquiry about the team's potential further descent down the football hierarchy, Mulama offered words of encouragement.

 "Don't be afraid, just ordinary waves for now, but we will stand again,” he wrote.

For Mathare United, there are cherished memories of golden days gone by. The year 1998 witnessed their triumphant lifting of the Moi Golden Cup, while a decade later, in 2008, they were crowned FKF Premier League champions. 

The club has also been a breeding ground for football talent, nurturing some of Kenya's most distinguished players. Legends such as Simon Mulama, Titus Mulama himself, Arnold Origi, and Dennis Oliech all cut their teeth at Mathare United. 

The list goes on, with esteemed coaches like David Ouma, Francis Kimanzi, William Muluya, Ezekiel Akwana, Stanley Okumbi, Salim Ali, and Anthony Kimani all tracing their roots back to this venerable institution.

Titus Mulama's own journey through the world of football began at Mathare United in 1997. 

Over the course of his illustrious career, he ventured far and wide, even gracing the pitches of Sweden.

 However, his unwavering loyalty to Mathare United saw him return to the Kenyan Premier League in 2009 after a spell abroad. 

Mulama's football odyssey also included stints at APR FC in Rwanda, St Eloi Lupopo in DR Congo, CS Herediano in Costa Rica, and Vasteras SK in Sweden.

Mulama's impact extended beyond club football, as he donned the Harambee Stars jersey with pride, making 71 appearances and scoring eight goals for the Kenyan national team.