Gor Mahia Keep Faith In Vaz Pinto Despite Results
Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto will continue guiding Kenyan Premier League giants Gor Mahia despite the team failing to get positive results in recent matches.
K’Ogalo have not enjoyed a good run since the Portuguese tactician joined the side in January, and they are now under pressure in the fight to retain their KPL title.
Since Vaz Pinto took over, Gor Mahia have managed five wins, two draws and five losses in a series of results that has irked the club’s top brass and fans.
In an address to the situation, one of the team’s technical committee member Omondi Aduda said they are satisfied with the work that Vaz Pinto has done‚ even though have been wanting.
“We have not fired the coach, those are just rumours, what I can tell you is that on Monday we held a meeting which lasted for five hours and discussed all the technical aspects and the problems they bench is facing,” Aduda said as quoted by Goal on Tuesday.
“We realised we still have 22 matches to play for before the season comes to an end, because Tusker who are topping the table have played 15 games and we have played three less, so for us we don’t see any reason for our fans to start panicking, it is not the time to start panicking.
“It is still too early to start talking about surrendering the title, you cannot give away the title in the first round, we have only played 13 matches, and to say we have lost the title is not true.
“We have resolved to support the coach, we will give him full support to help him do his work and we know soon the team will return to the top of the table, for now Vaz Pinto is going nowhere and we urge the fans to support the team.”
Vaz Pinto came in to replace fired Brazilian tactician Roberto Oliveira as part of the club’s strategy to retain their Kenyan Premier League title.
Currently the team is at position eight on the 18-team table and their KPL title is threatened by Tusker, KCB and AFC Leopards who occupy the three top places respectively.
Gor Mahia still has three matches on hand and it means should they win them, then they will finish the first-leg on fourth position.