Gor Mahia FC Appoints Portuguese Vaz Pinto as New Head Coach

FKF Premier League side Gor Mahia has appointed Portuguese tactician Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto as the new head coach.

The 46-year-old will replace Brazilian coach Roberto Oliveira, who was sacked last month for lack of coaching papers required to oversee Caf matches.

“We are pleased to announce our new head coach, Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto, from Portugal,” Gor Mahia tweeted.

Speaking to Nation Sport on Saturday, 9th January, Gor Mahia’s Secretary-General Sam Ochola said that Vaz Pinto is a qualified coach with all the credentials.

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“He is a good coach. After my handshake with the chairman (Ambrose Rachier) our focus now is to take the club forward and change the fortunes both on the pitch and management,” Ochola said.

Vaz Pinto holds Uefa Pro and Caf A coaching badges.

He has previously coached St George of Ethiopia and Angolan club Clube Recreativo Desportivo do Libolo. He also had a short stint at FC Famalicao Under-23 team in Portugal from September 2019 to June 2020.

In the absence of Brazilian coach Roberto Oliviera, K’Ogallo hired Posta Rangers’ Sammy “Pamzo” as the stand-in coach for the team against APR of Rwanda in a Caf Champions League preliminary tie.

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Pamzo managed to see the team past African Champions League preliminaries, before being knocked out by Algerian side CR Belouizdad.

K’Ogalo were on Friday, 8th January, paired against Napsa Stars of Zambia in the Confederation Cup playoffs. The first leg will be played in Nairobi on 14th February and the second leg on 21st February in Zambia.

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