Gor Mahia appoint Williamson as coach

Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has revealed to Goal that the former Uganda coach has signed a two year contract and will be unveiled next Tuesday
By Otieno Otieno

Gor Mahia have appointed former Uganda Cranes tactician Bobby Williamson on a two year contract.

Club chairman Ambrose Rachiel on Friday exclusively revealed to Goal that the Scot has signed a two year renewable deal and will arrive in Kenya on Tuesday for unveiling.

Williamson will replace Croat Zdravko Logarusic, who was sacked by the club’s top management for allegedly absconding duty.

“We have appointed Williamson as the next Gor Mahia coach on a two year contract. Bobby has a good experience working in Africa having handled Uganda Cranes for then last five years.

“We expect the coach to arrive in Nairobi on Tuesday and thereafter, we will unveil him to the media before he (Williamson) will be allowed to meet with the squad,” said Rachier.

Rachier added, "The management has been working round the clock since the post was declared vacant and we are proud to finally have a replacement in Bobby."

Williamson was in Nairobi on Thursday and held talks with Gor Mahia hierarchy. The coach returned to Kampala immediately after the talks.

He later told Goal in an exclusive interview that it would be a pleasure working with Gor immediately after his meeting with the officials.

"It is true I met Gor Mahia officials in Nairobi and we discussed my intended move to the club. It would be a pleasure to work with the club which is one of the biggest in Kenya.

“Gor Mahia is a top club with a massive following and any coach would be interested to be part of that family. I have been following keenly the club’s activities while in Uganda and I know they won a double and were on the verge of winning the league last season."

Williamson lost Uganda job in April after handling the Cranes for close to five years winning four Cecafa Cup titles and twice missed taking the country to the finals of Africa Nations Cup by a whisker in (2012 and 2013).