Williamson plays down expectations as he takes over Gor Mahia

By elvince joshua
Jul 09, 2013
  • Gor Mahia Chairman Ambrose Rachier right during the unveiling of coach Bobby Williamson.(Photo by Shutterspeed)

  • coach Bobby Williamson conducts a training session at the City Stadium on Tuesday.(Photo by Shutterspeed)

Bobby Williamson officially took charge of Gor Mahia Tuesday for the next one year after he was unveiled at packed press conference where theclub details of the performance based contract.

Williamson, former Uganda Cranes head coach immediately sought to play down the rising expectation that he could be the man to guide Gor to their first Kenyan Premier League (KPL)title since 1995.

"I'm not promising any trophy. My priority is to ensure that the club moves forward, I will try and give my best,” said the immaculately dressed coach in a black suit and a pink shirt.

"I will try and get the result needed to ensure that that the club is successful,” he added.

According the contract, Williamson has an option of extending his stay at the club for another year if his performance will impress his employers who described the terms of engagement as 'private and confidential'.

"It was a very easy decision to join Gor Mahia which in my opinion is the best club in East Africa. I did not move to another club in Uganda because we agreed terms with the chairman (Ambrose Rachier) and am convinced KPL is more advanced than the Ugandan league," revealed the Scott who then left to take charge of the team's training session at the City Stadium.

When asked whether he's ready to absorb the pressure from the ever demanding K'ogalo faithful, Willianson said:

“There is always pressure in football and it doesn't matter which club you are at.I know Gor have very passionate fans and also very vocal. Let everybody do his job. Fans are there to support the club and the technical bench is to guide the players," he maintained.

Williamson will be assisted by Bobby Ogolla. Rachier took the chance to clear the air surrounding the hasty departure of former head coach, Zdravko Logarusic saying that the club could not match the Croats growing demands .

"We gave him (Logarusic) two tickets when he left for his country. It is also true that his contract with us expired last May and we were negotiating a new one but we were surprised when he set new demands the moment he landed in his country, we could not meet the demands which also included another air ticket,"said Rachier.