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Gor Mahia sack Harrison, appoint replacement


Paul Nkata

Tusker coach Paul Nkata poses with the SportPesa Premier League trophy on November 19, 2016 at Nyayo Stadium. 

What you need to know:

  • Nkata will be assisted by Youth team coach Jared Aketch who has been elevated to the assistant coach role with veteran custodian Boniface Oluoch being slotted in as the new goalkeeper trainer
  • Nkata, who won the KPL title with Tusker in 2016, had to leave Kenya in January 2019 after Kakamega Homeboyz owner Cleophas Shimanyula accused him of allegedly fixing matches

Ugandan coach Paul Nkata will take charge of Gor Mahia for the rest of the season after the sacking of British Coach Mark Harrison, his assistant Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo and goalkeeper trainer Jerry Onyango.

Gor Mahia Secretary General Sam Ochola Saturday confirmed that the Ugandan tactician, who has previously coached Tusker, Bandari and Kakamega Homeboyz, is the new coach.

His son Fred Nkata also plays for K’Ogalo.

“We have sent letters to the affected technical bench members who are coach Mark Harrison, his assistant Sammy Omollo and goalkeeper trainer Jerry Onyango. Our new coach Paul Nkata is jetting into the country in the afternoon and will be in charge of the team until the season ends,” said Ochola. 

“There are targets which the new coach and the team have been given and we are hopeful they will be met. On Harrison, we have parted ways mutually and followed all that is entailed in his contract so that we don’t attract a ban (from Fifa) as it has been before,” he added.

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Fred Nkata Harrison Jerry Onyango Nyayo Stadium. Paul Nkata

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