Ex-Cranes coach Bobby joins Kenya’s Gor Mahia
Robert ‘Bobby’ Williamson
The former Uganda Cranes tactician who was sacked two months ago after spending four years in-charge signed a deal with the Kenyan side on Friday.Williamson has reportedly been handed a one year contract and is expected to start work on July 10.
The Scot takes over from Zdravko Logarusic who was sacked during the mid-season break when he failed to return to Kenya.
“We are glad as a club to reveal that we have successfully engaged the services of Bobby Williamson as head Coach,” Secretary General George Bwana told MTNFootball.com.
The club said the competition was between five coaches who included Serbians, a German and a French man. “Williamson had all that we needed in a good coach and he has been in Africa with a national side,” added Bwana.
The 51 year old Glasgow born manager played as a striker for five different teams in Europe before calling it a day in 1995 after a five year stay at Scottish side Kilmanmock FC.
Last week the Gor Mahia FC side had also approached former Uganda assistant coach Sam Ssimbwa, but the later turned down the Kenyan side after he revealed he had already signed with Rwanda’s Police FC.
Williamson who had been paid off over US$50,000 by the Ugandan FA for terminating his contract will have a huge task to try and wrestle the Kenyan league trophy form Tusker FC. Three Ugandan players Daniel Sserunkuma, Ivan Anguyo and Isreal Emuge feature for Gor Mahia FC.