Gor Mahia coach Manuel Vaz Pinto has resigned from his job, barely a week after leading the club to their first Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Cup title in nine years.
According to the FKF Premier League side, Vaz Pinto has parted ways with the club on mutual consent. “We appreciate your work and wish you all the best Pinto,” K’Ogalo announced on Twitter Saturday morning, July 10.
The Portuguese took over the reigns at Gor in January 2021, replacing Brazilian Roberto Oliveira, whose qualifications were not within the CAF requirement.
Pinto’s assistant, Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo will now take over the task of leading the club on an interim basis.
Omollo’s first assignment will be against Nairobi City Stars on Saturday, July 17.
Omollo was in charge of Gor during their CAF Champions League preliminary matches as Oliveira was barred from leading the team
Gor Mahia acknowledges that Pinto’s reign was marred with financial difficulties, “making it hard to manage the team as needed.”