Williamson welcomes Nuttal to Harambee Stars bench
Harambee Stars coach Bobby Williamson has welcomed the decision by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to expand the team’s technical bench.
This follows an announcement by FKF President Sam Nyamweya earlier in the week to include Gor Mahia coach Frank Nuttall as part of Stars’ backroom staff ahead a busy schedule for the national team over the next 18 months.
“We are finalising the details of his job description. He will be a great addition to our dugout considering his experience and recent performances,” Williamson told Nairobi News.
Nuttall moved to Gor Mahia in September last year on recommendation of his compatriot Williamson who was at the team leaving the club for his new posting as the national team coach.
Nuttall has since helped K’Ogalo to churn out impressive results, that include a league title last term. Gor Mahai are also unbeaten in six matches so far in the current Kenyan Premier League season.
Sources within the Federation indicate the coach will be joining Stars as a fitness trainer and also to ‘spy’ on Kenya’s opponents.
Former internationals Musa Otieno and Simeon Mulama and Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee are the other members of Williamson’s backroom staff.
The trio occupy the assistant coach, team manager and technical director roles respectively.
Kenya is preparing to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games qualifiers, 2016 Africa Nations Championships (Chan) qualifiers, 2017 Africa Nations Cup (Afcon) qualifiers and the annual Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup tournament in the coming months.