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Englishman favourite for vacant Gor Mahia coaching job

Englishman Dylan Kerr has been tipped as the strongest candidate for the vacant coaching job at Kenyan Premier League giants Gor Mahia.

Nairobi News understands the former Simba SC (Tanzania) tactician leads a three-man shortlist that also includes Frenchman Didier Da Rosa and Argentine Rodolfo Zapata to take over the reigns at K’Ogalo.

Kerr is expected in Nairobi on Friday and if appointed as the coach he could be unveiled in time for Gor Mahia’s international friendly game against Everton FC in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on July 13.


Kerr is set to replace Brazilian Jose Ferreira aka Ze Maria who quit the club three weeks ago to take over the reigns at Albanian side FK Tirana.

In the meantime, former Kenya international Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno has been in charge at Gor Mahia, but remains winless in the league after two outings against Ulinzi Stars and Sofapaka.

Besides handling the Msimbazi street based side in Dar for six months without any success of note, Kerr has also been in charge at Vietnam side Hai Pong.

The 50 year old’s expansive playing career also saw him turn out for a record 18 clubs, include English second division club Leeds United, and Scottish top flight side Kilmarnock.