Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia have reinstated head coach Frank Nuttal apparently after pressure from the fans forced the club management’s hand.
The coach had in a statement on Thursday 4th February stated that the club was looking to slash his contract by half instead of the 10% increment stated in his contract, a matter that the club, in an earlier statement stated was inaccurate.
The club has however, through the Assistant Secretary General Ronald Ngala restated that the coach is free to join the team and has even provided the ticket for him to link up with the team in Mombasa ahead of the DStv Super Cup clash against Bandari FC on Saturday 6 February.
Ngala said the two parties only had a disagreement over the contract but not that he was sacked.
“The coach was never sacked; we only had a misunderstanding because there were some demands he made to his contracts that we felt was not morally right so we have decided to back down on the pay cut suggestion and he will also have to back off from the increment as we seek a middle ground.
“We will pursue the contract as it is at the moment. So for now he has a ticket to go to Mombasa for the game tomorrow and we hope he will be there,” Ngala said.
Nuttal joined Gor Mahia towards the end of the 2014 season and managed to guide the team to win the league. He then repeated the feat in 2015, albeit unbeaten and also guided the team to bag the Top 8 Cup, also unbeaten.