New Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr arrives in Nairobi
New Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr has landed in Nairobi. The Englishman confirmed his arrival via a tweet with his image captured at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, captioned “Mambo Vipi” (How is everything) on Sunday morning.
Kerr has been appointed by the 15-time Kenyan champions as replacement for departed Brazilian coach Marcelo Ferreira aka Ze Maria.
Mambo Vipi pic.twitter.com/B3aX3AV9Sp
— Dylan Kerr (@legend3) July 9, 2017
The club also confirmed the coach was set to sign a two-year deal which would be renewed depending on his performance.
— GOR MAHIA (@GormahiaLive) July 9, 2017
Kerr whose managed top Tanzanian club Simba SC in the recent past, will make his first appearance at the dugout when Gor face English Premier League club Everton FC in an international friendly at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on July 13.
In an interview with the Daily Nation this past week, Kerr admitted his excitement upon landing the job having beaten 12 other applicants.
“I know Gor Mahia, I love their fans. They are the soul of the club. It will be an amazing job for me,” said Kerr.
Kerr’s football experience spans three decades. Before shifting into coach, he enjoyed a nomadic football career that had him turn for among others clubs, then English Premier League club Reading, and Scottish side Kilmarnock.
His short term duty is to assist the Kenyan giant club reclaim the SportPesa Premier League title from Tusker this season.