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Why Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr could miss the start of next season

11:24 AM EDT 9/5/18
Dylan Kerr of Gor Mahia v Yanga of Tanzania.
The Briton has now won two titles with K'Ogalo since joining from Simba SC of Tanzania and posted a good run in Caf competition

Gor Mahia could start their title defence minus coach Dylan Kerr, Goal can reveal.

The Briton tactician has revealed to Goal; that he has an appointment with a neurosurgeon based in England on October 19 and this will decide his future for the coming few months.

Kerr has explained that the neurosurgeon is proposing he undergoes surgery to repair his back, a problem he has struggled with for the last few years, and that could mean he will need to rest for at least three months.

“I have an appointment on October 19 with a spinal neurosurgeon for an update on if I need to go for surgery or not. I cannot run or play football because the nerves are compressed. Both the legs and the signal from the brain isn’t getting through because nerves are compressed.

“Last year when I went home, I saw a specialist, who recommended surgery, but I asked how long will I be out, he said, three months minimum, but I refused the surgery because of my job.

"He asked me if I was in pain, I said no I cannot run properly or kick a ball the way I did when I was a player but he advised we monitor the situation.

“My appointment was set for June and August but I have not had a chance and my next consultation in now set for October 19, where I will sit and discuss the next step and only and it is a big only, if he says 150% that I need surgery, I will have to take his advice.”

Kerr has won two titles with Gor Mahia since joining from Simba SC of Tanzania and posted a good run in Caf Confederation Cup this campaign.