Kerr empowered to choose Gor transfer targets

Gor Mahia FC head coach Dylan Kerr shakes hand with his Mathare United FC counterpart ...
Gor Mahia FC head coach Dylan Kerr shakes hand with his Mathare United FC counterpart Francis Kimanzi during their SportPesa Premier League match at the Thika sub-county municipal stadium in Thika on October 14, 2017. Photo/Stafford ondego/

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title-winning coach Dylan Kerr has been given the liberty to choose the next crop of stars he wants at Gor Mahia FC, club CEO Lordvick Aduda has said.

Gor executive held a meeting on Wednesday where part of the discussion included allowing the Englishman to give direction concerning their transfer business over the close season.

Kerr is intent on bolstering his squad as he prepares for next year’s continental challenge having earned qualification for the CAF Champions League by virtue of winning the 2017 KPL title.

Aduda reiterated that Gor will respect the wishes of the former Simba SC boss with their role reduced to simple managerial execution.

“We can’t influence his decisions because now he is the owner of the team. As the management once the coach as identified the areas that need to be improved then it’s our responsibility to approach them and start negotiations,” Aduda told Citizen Digital.

Under Kerr, Gor reclaimed the KPL crown from Tusker FC as they sealed a fourth league title in five years; their 16th overall.

The K’Ogalo finished a dominant season with 74 points, 19 clear of their closest challenger and wrapping the title with five matches to spare.

Aduda said the board has yet to decide whether to give monetary rewards to Gor players as part of their bonus scheme.

“It has been a routine in appreciating   the players even giving them bonuses in every match they have won. However once we receive our money of being crowned the champions we shall have arrangements on how to appreciate each player,” he said.

Gor contributed seven players to the Harambee Stars squad that will represent the national team during the forthcoming Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup. The figure accounts for highest of any club as Gor dominated the 25-man list.

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