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Harambee Stars coach Twahir Muhiddin says he has resigned from the position. Muhiddn said yesterday he has asked Football Kenya to allow him to step down and promote his assistant Zedekiah Otieno 'Zico'. "I offered to resign this week because I wanted to give FKL an opportunity to carry out a post-mortem of what happened in Guinea Bissau. We agreed that they would talk to everyone involved in the campaign including the players to find out what exactly went wrong," Muhiddin has come under intense pressure following the 1-0 defeat to Guinea Bissau in the 2012 African Nations Cup qualifying match. He said he was also at a loss over the defeat to Bissau, considering that the same team had played well against Tanzania and Ethiopia in build-up matches last month. FKL chairman Mohammed Hatiumy told FeverPitch they are talking to former coach Francis Kimanzi to take over from Muhiddin. The officials were holed up in a tense meeting yesterday afternoon to deliberate on who should take over from Muhiddin. The company’s executive was divided down the middle with some officials rooting for Gor coach Otieno while others disagreed. ‘Zico’ was to be assisted by Mathare United coach Salim Ali. Kimanzi, who is currently in Holland for a one-year coaching course, declined to come back home because of his visa status.Kimanzi has a single entry visa and feared he may not be allowed back soon if he accepted to coach Stars," said a top FKL official who was involved in trying to bring back the former coach, but asked not to be named. But Hatimy said they would appeal to the Dutch Embassy to accord Kimanzi a special dispensation. He hinted that Kimanzi may take over early next year once he is done with his studies. Kenya face Uganda Cranes on October 9 in their second qualifier match, which they must win, to remain in contention for a place in the Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2012.