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Gor Mahia seek to extend Nuttal’s contract

Gor Mahia officials are expected to formally commence contract extension talks with Frank Nuttal on Wednesday morning when the Scottish trainer arrives in the country from a six-week end of season break.

Nuttal is expected to head straight to to the round table negotiations that will be chaired by club chairman Ambrose Rachier.

“I want to stay at Gor Mahia and the club officials have repeatedly expressed their desire to retain my services. The feeling between the two parties is therefore something can be agreed upon,” Nuttal told Nairobi News on phone from his base in London on Tuesday.

Gor Mahia representatives could however be forced to seal the deal at the earliest opportunity to enable the Scottish trainer, who has since endeared himself to the club fans, begin preparing the side for a grueling league season that is set to commence next month.

 14TH LEAGUE TITLE

Nuttal succeeded fellow countryman Bobby Williamson last September to guide K’Ogalo to a record 14th league title.

The coach has also created a strong rapport with members of the playing unit and technical bench who have all requested him to prolong his stint at the club.

“He has improved my confidence and all round play and that of the entire team. It will be a big plus if he stays,” Gor Mahia forward George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo said.

Should he extend the deal, Nuttal faces a challenging task of rebuilding a squad that has lost a number of key senior players in the past month, including Dan Sserunkuma, Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito and David ‘Calabar’ Owino.