Briton Dylan Kerr’s association with Gor Mahia has taken an intimate twist after the tactician decided to ink K’Ogalo’s crest to his skin. Kerr says the tattoo will be a lasting reminder to the 2017 league title, which Gor bagged with four matches to spare last weekend.
Kerr has a Scottish club Rangers’ tattoo on his leg following a Scottish Cup triumph with the club in the mid 80s and the Gor crest will be his second and only the first he gets out of own volition.
“I have one tattoo which my friend decided to procure for me back in the 80s. I got too drunk and only realised a strange tattoo on my leg after sobering up. He could have printed something nasty but he didn’t and it has always reminded me of the cup we won even though it was not my idea,” Kerr told People Sport.
He added: “Now I have to get the Gor crest but I’m yet to decide which part of my body to put it on. I’m thinking of putting it on my other leg so that both legs have tattoos but this will be special because it’s a tattoo I have decided to have.
My affection for the club is growing and even if it comes to an end in future the reminder will always be with me.” Having enjoyed a rosy relationship with the club since arriving mid-season, Kerr has also vowed to stay at K’Ogalo next season despite receiving lucrative offers elsewhere. His intention is to steer the club through challenging continental assignments next year hoping to fight for silverware on that front.
“The team is not doing great financially but the commitment from officials and players and fans is amazing. I must admit that they have made me feel at home and very much loved. I want to stay and help them nurture the younger players and just have a good structure for growing the game,” said Kerr.
“We have qualified for CAF Champions League and I know the Gor family want success on the continental front as well. That alone coupled with the efforts everyone make for the club to succeed is admirable and will make me stay here so that we win together and achieve great things together,” he said.