Gor Mahia coach Williamson: It’s still a long journey

The Scottish tactician admits that Gor Mahia have got a long way to go before they start talking on whether they are front runners for the Kenya league title

Gor Mahia tactician Bobby Williamson believes that there is still a long way to go for his team before they can start talking on whether or not they are front runners for the Kenyan Premier League title.

After picking up a point against rivals AFC Leopards’ over the weekend, Gor Mahia opened up a eight point lead at the summit of the table with second placed team Ulinzi Stars sitting on 33 points.

“I think there is still a long way to go. We are not there and we cannot be comfortable despite the lead. We have nine rounds of matches to play and in football anything can happen. I don’t feel like we dropped points against Leopards but in the opposite we gained one,” Williamson told Goal.

“Going down 2-0 and rallying to draw 2-2 was incredible and I must give my boys a pat on the back. It was a great match, end to end action and I believe both sets of fans were happy. I loved the reaction from my charges because they never gave up hope and those are some of the things that define a champion."

Gor Mahia play away to Sony Sugar in Awendo this weekend a fixture the former Uganda Cranes coach believes could be a tricky affair.

“We need to be more solid in defense and have our concentration up throughout the match. Our attack also needs to be sharp because we keep losing so many chances. It is always tricky playing against teams fighting relegation but we will do our best.”

Meanwhile, the Scot has tipped newly appointed Sofapaka tactician Sam Timbe to succeed in his new role. Williamson, who worked with Timbe while handling Uganda Cranes, described Timbe as a great coach, who has what it takes to do well in all his responsibilities.

“He is certainly a great coach and will do well with Sofapaka. I wish him all the best.” Williamson however, added that he would love to be on the winning side when his side plays Sofapaka. “As much as he is my friend, it would be good to win against him because our eyes are on the title this season.”