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REVEALED: Over 30 foreign coaches apply to replace Dylan Kerr at Gor Mahia

08:03 SAST 2018/11/20
Peter De Jongh.
K'Ogalo CEO Omondi Aduda reveals to Goal that over 30 coaches have shown interest to handle the Kenyan league champions

Two former AFC Leopards coaches have applied to handle rivals Gor Mahia.

K’Ogalo are without a coach after Dylan Kerr resigned last week and has since been unveiled to lead South African club Black Leopards. Gor Mahia CEO Omondi Aduda has revealed to Goal that over 30 coaches have applied for the job.

Though Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno is currently handling the Kenyan champions on an acting capacity, Aduda says they will get a new foreign coach before the season kicks-off on December 8. Some of the coaches, who have sent their CV’s to Gor Mahia include Luc Eymael, who last handled Free State Stars in South Africa.

On Monday. Eymael exclusively revealed to Goal that he had been approached by club chairman Ambrose Rachier but nothing was finalized yet. “I spoke to the club chairman (Rachier) two times on November 15 but since then, there is no news. He told me that he will get back but I have not heard from him again. I will consider the Gor Mahia offer because they are a good club.”

Others in the list are former AFC Leopards coach Pieter De Jongh, Calum Shaun (England) and Olivier Karekezi formerly with Rayon Sports of Rwanda.

“The list is big, they are over 30 and we will have to let our technical committee to handle the matter. We will pass the names to the committee and then they will look at their CV’s before they give us the final three, whom we will then sit down as NEC to pick one but also under the committee's guidance.

“I am confident that we will have a new coach before the league kicks-off on December 8. We are not in a hurry because we want to get the best coach, who can carry on from where Dylan Kerr left and we must not rush but work closely with the committee to get the best coach for the club.”

Gor Mahia will face Malawi giants Nyasa Big Bullets in the first leg of the Caf Champions League on November 28 before the return leg on December 5.