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Gor Mahia Set To Unveil Bobby Williamson

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The Scot who handled Uganda for five years confirmed to Goal he met Gor Mahia officials in Nairobi on Thursday to discuss a possible move to handle Kenya’s top club.

It is true I met Gor Mahia officials in Nairobi and we discussed my intended move to the club. It would be a pleasure to work with the club which is one of the biggest in Kenya.

“Gor Mahia is a top club with a massive following and any coach would be interested to be part of that family. I have been following keenly the club’s activities while in Uganda and I know they won a double and were on the verge of winning the league last season.

“I will definitely be looking forward to a new challenge working with a club and not a national team,” Williamson said in reference to his five year stint with Uganda Cranes.


K’Ogalo’ who had earlier on contacted former Sofapaka and Uganda assistant Sam Simbwa are desperately looking for a replacement for former coach Zradvko Logarusic, who was sacked for allegedly absconding duty.

Assistant coach John Bobby Ogolla is currently in charge of the team


A top Gor Mahia official also confirmed meeting with the Scot but insisted that there was no conclusion to the talks though a two year deal has been offered to the coach to consider.

“We had a closed door meeting with him for a better part of Thursday but did not conclude the talks since there are a few things to be sorted out. During the talks we offered him a two year contract for him to consider.

“We expect to conclude the talks by Saturday,” said the official who asked not to be named since the matter has not been concluded.

The Scottish coach who took over Uganda in August 2008 and despite winning the regional Cecafa Senior Challenge four times he failed to lead the Cranes to the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Uganda lost a penalty shoot-out to 2012 African champions Zambia last October to narrowly miss out on this year’s Nations Cup.

A year earlier they were held to a goalless draw by neighbours Kenya when a win would have seen them reach the 2012 edition in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon and was replaced by Serb Mulitin Sredojevic.


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