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Scot reveals to Goal that he will not overhaul current Harambee Stars’ squad but will mix both new and old to come up with right team for the country

Days after being named as Harambee Stars’ coach Bobby Williamson has ruled out a wholesale overhaul of the team.

The out-going Gor Mahia coach says he will mix both new and old players as he seeks to come up with a new outfit.

Speaking to Goal before he flew out with Gor Mahia to Rwanda for the regional Cecafa Kagame club championships, Williamson said: “Kenya has a lot of talent which we must look at. However, we are not going to make a one swoop replacement of the team.

“We have to mix both the old and young in coming up with right team that will take this country places.”

Williamson said he is excited by the challenge of taking up the new job though he admitted it will not be easy.

“I have always wanted to coach Kenya because they have a lot of talent which can be nurtured to greatness. I now have the opportunity to do this.

“Kenya has very good players, probably better than where I was and I believe we can do it. I have picked much experience from Uganda and I believe it will help me while working with Harambee Stars.

“I am looking forward to working with football authorities to end Kenyan’s wait for African Cup of Nations Cup final appearance. I know the players very well and Kenyan structures, so it will not be much of a struggle.

“Once we are done with contracts, I want to set up a good blueprint and hopefully, this will be start of good things to come.”

Williamson will work alongside former international defender Musa Otieno as his assistant while Simeon Mulama will be team manager. Kenya last featured at the African showpiece in 2004 when it was held in Tunis, Tunisia.