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.