Gor’s Kerr set for three month medical leave in the UK


Gor's Kerr set for three month medical leave in the UK
Gor Mahia FC coach Dylan Kerr congratulates Ephrem Gukian for scoring against Thika United FC during their Kenyan Premier League match at Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on April 22, 2018. Gor mahia FC won 5-2. Photo/Oliver Ananda/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • Gor Mahia are likely to start their campaign next term without their British coach Dylan Kerr who will be away in England on a three month medical leave.
  • According to Kerr, the surgery was initially penciled for June but he opted to wait for the League to end so as to have ample time to seek medical attention.
  • Rachier however added that he will be willing to allow the tactician to get medical attention if approached.

Gor Mahia are likely to start their campaign next term without their British coach Dylan Kerr who will be away in England on a three month medical leave.

Kerr is due to undergo a neurological surgery to remove a mass that has compressed two veins on the back side of his neck which makes blood flow a big problem.

Kerr says he finds it difficult to run as is required of an active coach during training, saying the MRI scans have confirmed his condition.

Kerr added that neurologist has recommended a three months rest after the surgery before getting back to active coaching role.

The soft spoken coach who led Gor Mahia to this year’s Caf- Confederations Cup group stage as well as guiding the glamour club to a 17th KPL title has however hinted that his love for K’Ogalo is unrelenting and is keen on extending his stay with the Kenyan champions, the motive to win more silverware.

‘’I can’t make my runs during training. Shouting alone is not enough and I need to demonstrate my instructions physically. But this low flow of blood strains my efforts to run up and down. I will be seeking leave from the club to undergo the operation in the UK,’’ Said Kerr.

Gor Mahia FC coach Dylan Kerr is escorted by stewards after their victory against AFC Leopards SC during their Hull City Challenge Mashemeji derby match at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on May 01, 2018. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

According to Kerr, the surgery was initially penciled for June but he opted to wait for the League to end so as to have ample time to seek medical attention.

‘”The MRI images taken earlier on confirmed this condition and my neurologist has highly recommended surgery to remove the mass. The doctor said I will need to rest for three months after the operation before resuming active duty,’’ added the soft-spoken Briton.

In a separate interview, club chairman Ambrose Rachier  told Citizen Digital that he is not aware of the medical leave but is aware the coach will be away to renew his coaching license after the trip to Goodison Park, where they’ll face Everton FC  in November.

Rachier however added that he will be willing to allow the tactician to get medical attention if approached.

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