Mark Harrison: Former Gor Mahia Coach Takes Helm at União Desportiva Do Songo in Mozambique

Mark Harrison: Former Gor Mahia Coach Takes Helm at União Desportiva Do Songo in Mozambique

Robert Abong'o
updated at January 5, 2024 at 8:44 PM
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  • Mark Harrison is the new União Desportiva do Songo head coach
  • The former Gor Mahia boss left Malawi’s Mighty Mukuru Wanderers
  • He has coached in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malawi, and Botswana

Mark Harrison, former head coach of Gor Mahia, has assumed the coaching position at União Desportiva do Songo (UD Songo) in Mozambique, signalling a fresh chapter in his extensive coaching journey.

Harrison steps into the role less than two weeks after parting with Malawi Super League's Mighty Mukuru Wanderers.

A statement from UD Songo expressed the management's delight, announcing Harrison as the new head coach and highlighting his rich background in African football.

Former Gor Mahia head coach Mark Harrison. Photo:  Ziyaad Douglas.
Mark Harrison is the new União Desportiva do Songo head coach. Photo: Ziyaad Douglas.
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“The Management of Songo Sports Union comes to inform all sponsors, partners, supporters and the media about the signing of the head football team coach. Mark Simon Harrison is a former professional footballer, British and South African nationality, expert in African football with passages across South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malawi and Botswana,” read the statement on the club’s Facebook account.

His coaching journey in African football includes tenures with Golden Arrows and Black Leopards in the South Africa Premier Soccer League, Botswana with Township Rollers and Zimbabwe with CAPS United and Harare City.

His five-month stint with Gor Mahia, the Football Kenya Federation Premier League champions, was relatively short.

Harrison resigned from his role at Mighty Mukuru Wanderers immediately after the club ended the 2023 season without winning a trophy.

The resignation followed the team’s 4-2 loss defeat to their cross-town rival FCB Nyasa Big Bullets in the semi-final of the Castel Challenge Cup at Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday, December 24, 2023.

“Also, as we discussed, we will keep this confidential until after the Castel match semifinal and/or final takes place not to cause unnecessary disruption to the team and give ourselves the best opportunity to win the trophy. Thank you for understanding and accepting my resignation,” reads a letter from Harriosn as reported by Malawi24.

Gor Mahia leads as FKFPL resumes

Sports Brief will be on point when the Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) resumes on Saturday, January 6, 2024.

The league's hiatus ends, bringing excitement as teams gear up for action after a well-deserved two-week break.

The highlight game unfolds at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos, where defending champions Gor Mahia prepare to face a formidable challenge from Posta Rangers.

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