Kenya Premier League Champions, Gor Mahia FC have announced they have appointed Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto as their new coach on a two year deal.
The 46-year-old Portuguese tactician takes over from Roberto Oliviera, who left K’Ogalo after the Confederation of African Football (Caf) barred him from sitting on the technical bench during continental games due to discrepancies to his coaching qualification papers.
Oliviera’s premature exit forced Gor Mahia to hire Posta Rangers coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo on a temporary basis who was in charge of the team in two Caf Champions League assignments against APR of Rwanda and CR Belouizdad of Algeria.
Having dropped to the Confederation Cup after losing 8-1 on aggregate to CR Belouizdad and where they have been drawn to face Napsa Stars of Zambia in the play-offs, Vaz Pinto will now be tasked with the job of guiding the side in the competition and also help the team win the league title for the fifth season in a row.
The Portuguese joins the Kenyan side with a vast coaching experience having managed St. Georges of Ethiopia, C.R.D. Libolo and Caála both of Angola, Sertanense and also Famalicão U23 of Portugal.
Gor Mahia also announced they had appointed Musa Hamisi as the new fitness coach.