Gor Mahia Unveil Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto as Head Coach

Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto
  • The Kenyan Premier League side have confirmed and unveiled Carlos Pinto as the new manage 
  • He takes over the side following the departure of Brazilian coach Roberto Oliveira last month 
  • The reigning champions take on Kariobangi Sharks on Sunday afternoon 

Gor Mahia have confirmed and unveiled Portuguese Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto as new Coach. 

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

Oliviera’s abrupt exit forced Gor Mahia to hire Posta Rangers coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo on a temporary basis and the former international had already taken charge the team in two Caf Champions League assignments, against APR of Rwanda and CR Belouizdad of Algeria.

With Gor Mahia dropping 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.

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.

Assistant coach Patrick Odhiambo will be in charge of the team when they resume league action against Kariobangi Sharks on Sunday where Vaz Pinto will be watching from the stands.

K’ogalo have already played two matches since the 2020-21 season kicked off – beating Ulinzi Stars 1-0 before losing 2-1 against Tusker.