Scottish coach Bobby Williamson has told Kenya to copy Uganda if they want to go far.
Williamson coached both Uganda Cranes (2008-2013) and Kenya Harambee Stars (2014-2016) but enjoyed much success with the former.
He replaced Laszlo Czaba and almost took Uganda to AFCON but the side lost on penalty shootouts to Zambia in a qualifying playoff spot.
“We had a good team [in Uganda] which was talented and determined as well. We introduced youngsters as well, it was a good mixture of youth and experience,” Williamson is quoted by Goal.
“Zambia beat us in penalties when I felt extra time should have been played.”
He was later sacked in April 2013 by FUFA. Leaving after winning four CECAFA titles.
He never enjoyed success during his stay with Kenya Harambee Stars before his two-year stint was brought to an end.
Williamson advised Kenya to “hold on to their coaches longer.”
“I never had a chance to work with Stars long enough and I cannot compare them to Cranes. Uganda steals [Kenya] an edge because they hold on to their coaches longer and the consistency is paying dividends.
“If Kenya can work on their consistency with coaches and go for the best players, they can go far.”
As a player, Williamson played for Clydebank, Rangers, West Brom, Rotherham and Kilmarnock.