Rachier: Gor Mahia shopping for Williamson replacement

K’Ogalo chairman reveals to Goal they have received applications from coaches eying to replace Bobby Williamson with Luc Eymael among those interested

Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has revealed they have embarked on looking for a new coach to help them finish the season following expected resignation of Bobby Williamson at the end of this month.

Rachier however, says the process will be hampered by financial challenges. “Now that Williamson will leave the club after regional Cecafa Kagame Cup championships in Rwanda, we have no choice but to start looking for his replacement.

“We have received a lot of interest from several coaches but we are afraid we may not get a top coach due to financial demands they may put on us,” Rachier told Goal on Thursday.

The club lost shirt sponsors Tuzo at the beginning of this season and have been operating without one since then. There are reports that the club may entice former coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno to come back. Former AFC Leopards’ coach Luc Eymael has also expressed interest in the job.

Meanwhile, Gor Mahia captain Jerim Onyango has admitted that they will miss out-going coach Bobby Williamson but insisted that his absence should not affect their title challenge.

“Since he joined the squad, he has been like a father figure to all of us and we will miss this.”

He added: “I strongly believe that Williamson will succeed with Harambee Stars just like he did at Gor Mahia. This is why Football Kenya Federation settled on him.

“I don’t think his going should affect our title challenge. We will maintain a positive attitude and keep doing what he taught us to do.”