Gor Mahia open contract talks with Williamson

Gor Mahia secretary general Chris Omondi has indicated that the club has started talks aimed at extending the contract of coach Bobby Williamson. Apparently Williamson’s contract ends in December and the club is eager to extend Williamson’s contract. This according to the Daily Nation.

Omondi also confirmed that the club has not received any official approach from the national football team handlers over the tactician’s services.

“The only official approach for him (Williamson) was from (Tanzanian club) Simba SC which we rejected outright. So he is still with the team and in fact we are looking into bettering his contract because he has impressed us with the way he has handled our project,” Omondi said to the Nation.

There are a number of issues that are curious about this scenario. Firstly Williamson has yet to win any trophy from scratch be it the league or the CECAFA cup, the GoTv shield or the Top 8. So it is not clear why the rush to extend his contract. Williamson is indeed a good coach. He has managed to keep the club in contention despite the constant turnover of players. He also managed to maintain the league lead in 2013. He is also very popular with the players. But they should At least let him win a trophy first.

Williamson, appears to be developing cold feet about the stars job

Secondly, with the precarious financial situation at the club, it is not clear if Gor Mahia has the wherewithal for such an endeavour.

“As far as I am concerned, Adel (Amrouche) is still Harambee Stars coach and it is therefore wrong for me to comment about the possibility of assuming his role,” the former Uganda Cranes coach said.

 

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14 thoughts on “Gor Mahia open contract talks with Williamson

  1. I DONT LIKE THIS MOVE FROM THE EC AT ALL ALL , I PROTEST VEHEMENTLY !!!CONTRACT TALKS FOR WHAT AND THE PLAYERS HAVE NOT BEEN PAID FOR 3 MONTHS ??????

    WHERE IS THE PRIORITY OF THIS CLUB ??? YOU WILL OPEN CONTRACT TALKS WITH A COACH AND WHERE ARE THE PLAYERS HE WILL BE COACHING ??? WE RISK LOOSING ALL THIS PLAYERS COME DECEMBER !!!! WHAT NONSENSE..

    AM VOLUNTEERING ! CAN WE FANS RAISE KSHS 200,000 BEFORE THIS WEEKEND GAME AND GIVE TO PLAYERS AFTER THE GAME ?, LET EC FOCUS WITH THEIR COACH

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  2. Don’t like this move at all, at all, at all…..as a fan I protest vehemently.

    What is wrong with this once great club ? Players have not been paid allowances for the last 3 months and instead of channeling focus on players , we are busy preoccupied with a trophy less coach!!!

    Personally, am getting tired of this nonsense and I will NEVER make any meaningful direct financial support to the club….I will give my money directly to players and it starts with this weekend match! assuming players will not boycott due to unpaid allowances.

    Fans, lets do something for the fans this weekend……some money will go along way!

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  3. Jakoyo, lets come with at least 300/- and target 4000 people. Surely this office is the most useless one ever. Lets do something on sunday.

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  4. @Jakoyo, for some of us who are not around let us know how we can srnd our contributio.
    The EC say they are broke yet they have not managed the 350100 and Chase Bank membership well. The fans want to assist but they don’t see leafership.
    Thought we had a digital and energetic SG to assist our analogue EC but seems we were wrong

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  5. @Jakoyo and Ogango, even if you bring Wenger or SAF to GM, the results will be the same. Let us stop scratching the surface. We have an inept EC. Those teams you see winning trophies in Africa win not because they have a world class coach but it is because they have capable football administrators at the top with clear vision. Zambia won CAN recently because they had an unproven coach but a very able Kalusha Bwalya at the helm. Uganda Cranes perform well because they have focused football administrators. Tusker FC is a corporate club and are almost catching up with Gor and AFC because they are focused. Not because they hire the best coaches.

    I therefore pray for you and others to join me in petitioning the entire EC to quit and let us start cleaning the mess from the top. I still feel that no coach can succeed to turn around GM given current situation at the club. It is therefore wrong to keep blaming BW. In my view, he has done wonders with the current weakened squad. Gor went for CECAFA with virtually a new team with players who are unproven. Our EC was in a mission of driving down the wage bill and therefore shipped out our key performers. Have you been told how much money GM received as transfer fees for these players?

    I urge you to channel your efforts into areas that will help the club and for now I believe to salvage this club, we must emulate the AFC style of doing things which is that we fans stay put after the match and demand resignation of some of the officials!!

    For example, I am being asked to contribute money to save this club but the people managing this money cannot tell me how my money is used. What I hear is that players have not been paid. Honestly, there is no transparency in this club. What I see is a group of officials angling themselves to chop our money and later vie for a political position out of the fame gotten in Gor

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  6. It’s naive for the EC to start negotiating with the Coach when they even don’t know whether he will have players to coach in the first place. The EC at this stage would been busy trying to tie down the few dedicated players we have currently. They would have started with players first and then move to the technical bench given that it is no longer a rumour that our players are on strike, go slow or whatever you can call it.

    There is someone at Gor who is doing things with malice – maybe malice afterthought.

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  7. If I were as fortunate as Honourable RACHIER that is honoured to become the President of GOR MAHIA,this is what I must do 1…I must take at least 6 of Kogalo matches to regions I.e. 3 matches in kisumu and 3 matches in mombasa and 9 matches in Nairobi to revive nationwide fanbase. 2….I must involve the community in running the club and prevailing upon fans to register as members.I will come up with a special members category consisting of respected people all over the world that I must identify and profile and I approach face to face one on one to be a special member.I must target not less than 100 thousand.They will convenant to be giving the club ksh 100/- per month so as to fetch ksh10 million per month and ksh 120 million per year.These members must be acknowledged every anniversary celebration with their families by having a family get together in Nrbi,Mombasa and Kisumu city
    .I think it is doable.

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  8. Well said @Tom Ochieng. Nothing can be further from the truth.
    The latest news is that we have agreed to part ways with BW after the SONY match. All I can do is to wish him the best at HS. His character and demenour requires a less volatile environment like HS. Currently with no sponsor, quality players and a demanding fan base only a maverick like De Jong, Loga and Emayel can manage a team like Gor. The challenge is, can JBO manage in the absence of BW? Does he have the miem to manage the different egos in the dressing room. He has been there before and we all know the results.
    Personally the only local coach who managed Gor well in the last few years was Zeddy, personal issues aside.

    All the same Gor is an institution and we will outlive any idividual. Now is the time for us to put aside our differences and propel the team upwards. After Novemember we will have enough time to ask the questions.

    Just wondering if we get a new coach and win the league will we attribute it to BW or still to Loga or to the new coach?

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  9. Few months ago when Simba FC was looking for BW, were we not told that they have extended his contract to 3yrs?

    My be I was dreaming. EC HII YENU NI KALI…..aooooooool!!!

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  10. why is that when we r phased with challenges we reason well when we know our officials can do the same things that we r talking about . what i know vn if Bobby decides to go Gor will always exist in numbers and cannot xtinct

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  11. We do not want GOR MAHIA to merely exist,we want KOGALO to go back to the top in AFRICA…..existing is not our portion PROSPERITY is WHO we r.

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