Gor Mahia skipper hails coach and reiterates title ambition.
Gor Mahia’s march towards retaining their Kenyan Premier League title took a hit on Wednesday 17 September as they could only manage a barren draw with Ulinzi Stars at the Nairobi City Stadium, leaving newly appointed coach Francis Nuttal still searching for his first win after leading the team in four matches.
Despite dropping two points in the game, Jerim says their title quest is still intact and backed the coach, who took over from Bobby Williamson to deliver the trophy at K’Ogalo.
Bobby Williamson’s coaching CV in the region is unmatched after leading Uganda Cranes to five CECAFA Senior Challenge titles before crossing over to Kenya where he won the KPL title on his first season but Jerim says Nuttal has all it takes to seamlessly replace his predecessor.
“He is a great coach and we can only get better under him. Since he came, he has had a positive impact on both the club and team – he has brought in modern styles of coaching and is instilling a new playing philosophy.
“I believe he has what it takes in terms of technical know – how and experience to replace Bobby. A few things may change in their strategies but a lot of thing he does relate to how Bobby used to do and I believe we will get very far in terms of playing quality with him but only if he gets the support he needs from all quarters.
“The immediate task for him is to retain the KPL title and yet he came with nine matches left and as players we are ready to work with him to achieve that because we also have the hunger for success as everyone involved with Gor Mahia”, he said.
The draw saw Gor Mahia go back to the summit with 44 points from 23 matches.