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Gor Mahia, Vaz Pinto Part Ways After Six Months

Portuguese gaffer Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto has left his role as coach of Kenyan giants Gor Mahia, the club has confirmed.

Pinto leaves after six months since he penned a two-year deal with the K’Ogalo in January.

He departs two days after Gor Mahia lost 2-1 to leaders Tusker in the Kenyan Premier League.

Tito Okello put Gor Mahia in the lead but Boniface Muchiri and Eugene Asike struck to complete a comeback for Tusker at Ruaraka grounds on Thursday.

The Portuguese leaves Gor Mahia in fourth place with 39 points, below Tusker (50), KCB (46) and AFC Leopards (43).

Reports in Kenya have it that Pinto will be returning to Portugal to take on CD Nacional.

He has previously handled Saint George (Ethiopia) and Recreativo Libolo (Angola) among other clubs.

His assistant Sammy Omolo is expected to step in on an interim basis until the end of the season.

Pinto, 46, replaced Roberto Oliviera who parted ways with the club after he was banned from sitting on the bench during CAF games.

Then, Gor temporarily hired Posta Rangers coach Omollo to steer the club ahead of their CAF Champions League games.

Pinto was in charge when the side lost a two-legged CAF Confederation Cup fixture against Napsa Stars of Zambia.

Despite a rough start, he was crowned the best coach in the month of May.


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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