Sunday Jul 11, 2021. 09:00
Manuel Vaz Pinto, the coach of reigning FKF Premier League champions Gor Mahia, has resigned his post and left the club by mutual consent.
The Portuguese has been in charge of Kenyan giants Gor Mahia for the past six months, with his last game in charge coming this past Thursday when they lost 2-1 to Tusker in a league clash.
“I am very sad because this is our life, and one person inside the pitch decides to do things his way and not the correct way, and this is not fair, congratulations to Tusker, they win but they don’t deserve the victory, this is my opinion and if it is my mistake then let it be, but I will check the videos again,” said Pinto after that match, as quoted by Goal.
Saturday then brought confirmation from K’Ogalo that the manager had left the club.
“Coach Manuel Vaz Pinto has parted ways with the club on mutual consent. We appreciate your work and wish you all the best Pinto,” Gor Mahia posted on their Twitter page.
No further reasons were given for his departure, with Pinto having recently guided the team to the Betway Cup with a victory over rivals AFC Leopards in the final, thus securing a berth in the next CAF Confederation Cup.
Gor Mahia find themselves placed fourth on the FKF Premier League standings after 23 rounds of the 2020-21 season, 11 points off the pace set by leaders Tusker.