Tito Okello’s Gor Mahia FC Appoints Portuguese Tactician As Club’s New Head Coach
South Sudan national team player Tito Okello Odong trade club Gor Mahia FC have appointed a new head coach.
The K’Ogalo confirmed the appointment of Portugal tactician Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto and has penned a two-year deal with the club.
The 46-year old replaces Roberto Oliviera who parted ways with the club after he was banned from sitting on the bench during CAF games.
Oliviera who was lacking CAF ‘A’ coaching license or an equivalent of UEFA pro certificate which is a requirement for a coach to oversee a Continental game could not be on the dugout during the Gor Mahia FC CAFCL game against APR of Rwanda a few weeks ago, something which prompt the club to hired Posta Rangers coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo to steer the club ahead of their CAF Champions League games.
Gor Mahia FC eliminated APR of Rwanda in the first round of the CAFCL qualification round but were however humiliated by Algarian side CR Belouizdad 8-1 on aggregate.
Pinto’s assignment will be helping the club negotiate past NAPSA of Zambia in CAF Confederation Cup play-offs with the first leg to be played on 14 February in Nairobi, the gaffer has previously handled Saint George of Ethiopia and Recreativo Libolo of Angola among other clubs.
Coach Pinto has started in a positive note after the club recorded two successive wins at the ongoing 2020/2021 Kenya Premier League with the K’Ogalo registering a back to back wins against Mathare United FC (3-1), and Western Stima FC (3-1) away. The defending champions will face Vihinga United FC on Saturday 23rd January 2020.