Former Uganda Cranes international Paul Nkata has been named as the new Gor Mahia FC head coach on interim basis, the club confirmed.
Nkata replaces the English man Mark Harrison who parted ways with the Kenyan Premier League defending champions just after only 6 months since his appointment due to unconvincing results
The Club statement read in brief:
“As a club, we have made a decision to part ways with coach Mark Harrison, Assistant coach Sammy Omollo and goalkeeper trainer Jerim Onyango. Paul Nkata will take charge on an interim basis with the youth team coach Jared as his assistant while we search for a permanent replacement. We thank the 3 for the services offered to the club.”Advertisement
Nkata is not new in Kenya having previously coached Nairobi city stars and Muhoroni youth before winning KPL tittle with Tusker FC in 2016
He later crossed to Bandari FC in 2017 and 2018 in Kakamega Homeboys where he was accused of match mixing before coming back in Uganda to take over Mbarara City in 2019.
Nkata has officially been jobless ever since being sacked by Mbarara just after two months in office. The gaffer also coached SC Villa and URA FC.
The Green Army are in fifth position on the log of 18 teams, with 27 points from 16 matches, only six points behind table leaders Kakamega Home boys