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K’Ogalo chairman Ambrose Rachier reveals to Goal that they have handed the Scottish tactician a new deal that has been back-dated to July, 2013

By Otieno Otieno

Kenya Premer League champions Gor Mahia have given coach Bobby Williamson a three year extension on his contract to beat off competitors, who were going for the Scott.

Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has exclusively revealed to Goal that the new deal has been back-dated to July, 2013.

“I can confirm that we have given Williamson a new improved three year deal to keep him at the club for a longer period and to keep away those who were interested in his services.”

Williamson was a target of Tanzanian giants Yanga, who last week claimed to have agreed terms with the coach paving the way for him to move. The Scott won the Kenya league title with Gor Mahia last season after an 18 year wait.

Last week, Tanzanian daily Mwanaspoti claimed that Yanga had reached a personal agreement with Williamson and all was remaining was the deal to be sealed. The daily reported that club chairman Yusuf Manji, who had arrived in Dar es Salaam after an overseas trip, was scheduled to okay the deal to sign Williamson.

“Yanga have agreed personal terms with Williamson which includes buying out his remaining six months at Gor Mahia. The deal was delayed due to the absence of Manji but once he agrees to it, it is done,” the paper was quoted saying.