Gor Mahia hire new Irish Head Coach.


Gor Mahia have unveiled Irish coach Jonathan McKinstry as their new head coach replacing German tactician Andres Spiers who left the club last month.

Confirming the appointment of the former Uganda, Rwanda and Siera Leone national team coach, Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier said the club is happy to have the new coach.

“We are happy to have a new head coach in Jonathan McKinstry… this a well-travelled coach with experience in Uganda, Rwanda and Siera Leon. We have offered him a two-year deal and we wish him all the best while at our club Gor Mahia. 

“We welcome him with a lot of enthusiasm and hope he will help us and bring more success,” stated chairman Rachier.

McKinstry has worked in the East African region as he previously managed the national football teams of neighbors Uganda between 2019 and 2021 and Rwanda in 2015 where he guided the Amavubi to a famous win against Mozambique. 

The new tactician said he is pleased to be at Gor Mahia and targets to help the club to return to top of the table as a short term target as he works on long term plans.

“I am pleased to be here… Gor Mahia is one of the most storied clubs and my short term target target is to help the club go back to the top of the table. The last two years have been no doubt a disappointment for all the supporters and stakeholders and my number one priority is to improve the players we have, improve their performance on the field and I believe if we do that we will be back to the top,” noted coach McKinstry.  

Gor Mahia recently signed a Ksh.229.5 million three-year partnership deal with Betafriqe, a new gaming firm and club boss Rachier says the funds will help the club in meeting the operation costs of the team.

With the new season set to begin next month amid controversies on who will manage the league, McKinstry will have to work with the current Gor Mahia squad without any more new signing as the club is serving a FIFA ban on transfers.


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