Gor hasn’t picked its head coach yet : Rachier
Gor Mahia has dismissed reports that the club has settled on Cyprus born Hassan Oktay as their coach on a three-month probation period.
According to club boss Ambrose Rachier, Oktay has no experience in African football and is just on a mission to see whether he can fit the bill, adding that Oktay will be flying back to Cyprus on December 10 and will only return if they agree terms .
Meanwhile Rachier has hinted that they still have two more coaches to interview including Italian Stephano Makoppi, 56, who has had a long stint with Moroccos’ Raja Casablanca and former Ghana’s Ahsante Kotoko tactician Stephen Pollack from Finland saying they have not settled on any coach so far.
“We are also in talks with Italian Stephano Makoppi, 56, who is the former Raja Casablanca coach and also Stephen Pollack from Finland,”added Rachier.
This then means Zedekiah ‘’Zico’’ Otieno will continue handling Gor Mahia until the club’s leadership settles on Dylan Kerr’s replacement.
Meanwhile, the first contingent of 15 Gor Mahia players and officials arrived in Blantyre, Malawi this morning for the return leg of the Caf Club Championship tie against Malawi’s Nyasa Big Bullets set for tomorrow.
Gor’s chair Ambrose Rachier said they could not secure seats for the entire team on the Ethiopian Airline flight and the remaining batch of 10 will fly out tomorrow morning.
Gor Mahia head into this match with a single goal advantage courtesy of a 1-0 win in the first leg last Wednesday at the Kasarani Stadium.
Meanwhile, dependable midfielder Francis Kahata has been excluded from the trip to Malawi as he tries to resolve his future with a transfer to an Algerian club, Constantine FC on the cards.
“The Constantine bosses have promised to write to us formally in four days time to request for the release of Kahata. We cannot hold him back if we agree on terms with the Algerian club,’’ Rachier told Citizen Digital.
Rachier added that they will not field Kahata in any of their Caf matches noting the move is for his own good as it may end up derailing his chances of featuring for his would-be- employers in continental assignments.