Kerr now denies blocking Muguna and Musa

Coach Dylan Kerr has confirmed via his social media accounts that he did not say Muguna and Musa Mohamed would never play for Kogalo while he was coach.

Additional reporting from the Star
Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has quashed claims that his former players Musa Mohammed and Kenneth Muguna are unwelcome returnees to the club.

The duo left Gor early this year in search of greener pastures to Albanian side, FK Tirana but failed to adapt to the Albanian league where Musa was the first casualty returning home six months after the switch before Muguna followed the five months later.

The exit of Musa at Gor has since turned to be a blessing for Joash Onyango who broke into the first team as his replacement and has soared to win the heart of Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne, who prefers to pair him alongside Musa at the heart of the defence.

On the other hand, former Tusker midfielder Humphrey Mieno easily filled Muguna’s shoes, thanks to his vast experience.

After struggling in Albania and eventually being rendered club-less, the two were heavily linked with a return to Gor but Musa opted for the Zambian league where he penned a contract with Nkana Red Devils but Muguna still remains club-less .

Recently Musa had been reported as unhappy in the Zambian league and was linked with a return to Gor alongside Muguna amid reports that Kerr had turned them down citing depth in his team.

However, the Briton has denied slamming the door on his former players and insists that they were welcome to rejoin his camp. He heavily criticised the author of the article which reported that there was no room for the two Kenyan internationals for being unprofessional.

He said: “I have never said there was no room for Musa and Muguna in my team. I have read it online where they have quoted me, saying that the two are surplus to requirement should they return which is incorrect. It is wrong and it taints my reputation to misquote me and I think it was malicious for the writer to act in such a way. The two can rejoin us if they are available. They did a good job for the short time I worked with them and although I have replaced them, I still believe they have something to offer to the team.”

Kerr further said the article had ignited rivalry with Musa as he no longer answers his calls. He also took issue with Muguna’s agent for demanding high sign on fee.

“Musa has seen the article and its unfortunate he doesn’t pick my calls. I wanted to apologise to him but it’s sad I can’t reach him, thanks to the rivalry created by the author. I am also unhappy with Muguna’s agent for demanding high sign on fee yet he was aware the club is facing financial struggles.”


13 thoughts on “Kerr now denies blocking Muguna and Musa

  1. Eti Musa refused to pick Kerr’s calls! Who is Musa Mohammed compared to Kerr? It is like Toure refusing to pick Gurdiola’s calls. Kerr has apologised over the purported remarks and Musa ought to be civilised enough to forgive. Only fools don’t change their minds.

  2. The worst thing you can do in Kenya is to entertain Kenyan journalists. Ask one D.Oliech. They painted a picture that he is broke and dying. Your problem is that you have picked up the role of “spokesman”.
    Shut the door while you still have time… before they link you to Donald Trump.

  3. Maybe Kerr needs to talk less else he will always be misquoted. Mara it’s FKF’s Nick, mara Musa, mara Bonnie. The less he talks the more he will be mysterious. The office is also contradicting him at every opportunity.

    On the issue of finances the club is halting or is already grounded. At this point we are now waiting for Sakaja, Sonko or Moses Kuria to bail out the team. Once they do so the ‘owners’ of the team will come out to tell us how they don’t need ‘outside’ help to run ‘their’ team.

    Unless we professionalize the team and ‘sell’ part of it to an investor we will still continue walking around with a begging bowl. And that’s how we will never compete favourably in Africa.

    This membership thing can really help but do we just become members for the sake of it? What differentiates a member and a fan. Any benefits?

    Unless those questions are answered we are in dead end

  4. My Advice to Musa – Kerr is in charge and mandated by GOR THE FANS. Please pick his calls. If you miised the call, please call him back. GOR require civility.

    Musa and Kerr may come and Go. GORians (GOR THE FANS) also come and go but 1968 GOR is bigger than all of us.

  5. Gor Players are threatening not to honour Thika fixture on Sunday unless their August salaries are paid upfront and outstanding winning bonuses dating back 6 matches are cleared by tomorrow. They have also missed training the whole week. Sally Bolo are we that broke? Where is 3.8M derby collections….12M Walusimbi transfer fees…12.5M balance of Caf group stage monies…SportPesa Sponsorship balance of our annual package? What is wrong in GM EC that we always embarass ourselves this much. If ingwe is not begging thus far with only SportPesa package sufficing then what is happening at GM?

  6. And then they are telling us to use our hard earned money to register as members! If they can’t account for the club’s finances how foolish are we to give more money?

  7. Gor Mahia players maintain stand: No money and we will not face Thika United!
    Seth Willis
    Goal Kenya.

    K’Ogalo players have not been training for a week now ahead of their league match against relegation-threatened Thika United
    The match between Thika United and Gor Mahia might not go on as scheduled if the latter’s players make good their threat of not honoring the match.

    K’Ogalo players have not been training for a week now, demanding for their August salary that has been delayed. A senior player, who did not wish to be mentioned, has told Goal that he will not play against the milkmen as it stands.

    “If I am paid today (Friday), then I will be responsible for my input on Sunday, but going to play hungry is what I will not do. The office is aware salaries are paid at the end of every month, why does it take them long to do so? We understand there is money, it is just that the management is not willing to pay us.”

    When reached for comment, Gor Mahia team manager Jolawi Obondo revealed that the league match will go on as planned and that players will train as from Friday, but he refused to reveal whether they have been paid or not.

    “I can confirm the team will train on Friday from 4pm at Camp Toyoyo and on Saturday in Parklands. Every house has its problems and we are on course to solve ours, the issue of payment is in and I will not talk about it, but we will play against Thika United on Sunday.”

    Saturday fixtures: Chemelil Sugar vs Mathare United (Chemelil Sports Complex) Nakumatt FC vs Kariobangi Sharks (Camp Toyoyo) and AFC Leopards vs Posta Rangers (Machakos).

    Sunday fixtures: Thika United vs Gor Mahia (Thika), Kakamega Homeboyz vs Nzoia Sugar (Bukhungu), Vihiga United vs Sony Sugar (Mumias), Ulinzi Stars vs Wazito (Green Stadium), Bandari vs Zoo (Green Stadium).

    1. This guy called jolawi is an embarrassment to this great club and I believe that he is not there as a qualified team manager but a friend of the chairman. If at all he he is not there for the chairman, then let Ambrose Rachier announce a vacancy for the following positions,
      1 team manager
      2 goalkeeper trainer
      3 fitness coach and lastly 4 assistant coach who will be the 2nd assistant to the head coach. Some pple may say that even Zico is for the chairman but Zico is the only coach who is in the technical bench on merit as Kerr’s assistant. We’ve a problem in goalkeeping because of that goalkeeping coach whose reputation is tainted by bribery.

  8. no need for panic…I have been assured by the powers that be that payment to players will be made tomorrow morning and another 50% on monday so dont panic just yet!

  9. @Jasego and all fans/bloggers that means well for the club, we need to overhaul the entire Executive Committee of Gor Mahia with some fresh minds particularly with people that can do corporate fund raising for the team. I think Ambrose Rachier is now lethargic with zero ammunition to inspire the team.

    My thought can we get out from election during AGMs to a more structured approach of nomination and instead get board of directors with specific tasks of turning the club into a fully fledged professional corporate football team in the order of Juventus, Arsenal, Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid etc.

    We can float the shares of Gor Mahia privately to members than relying on some chairman or officials’ pocket. I know it is a difficult task but with right mind set, public relations and intensive marketing we can do it.

    We need just to have two level or structure of Gor Mahia under the following:-
    1. Board of Directors to be chaired by the non-executive Chairman. The board can comprise of seven directors. The objective of the board should be in articulation of strategies with strategic objectives that is to be implemented by the management team.

    The board should offer oversight roles in the execution of different strategic objectives.

    2. Management team or Excom
    Management team that should be headed by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and supported by:-
    a) Finance & Strategy Director,
    b) Marketing Director,
    c) Merchandising Director,
    d) Commercial Director (Legal, Contract, Membership and Recruitment Duties)
    e) Internal Auditor that reports directly to the board,

    Gor Mahia is a gold mine and has greater potentials even in terms of procuring merchandising and distributing them to all points of sale with target sales being given to the management team by the board of directors.


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