Kenya: Vaz Pinto Asks for Patience as Gor Look to Bounce Back


Nairobi — New Gor Mahia head coach Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto has asked for patience from the K’Ogalo faithful as he looks to put the side’s Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Betking Premier League campaign back on track.

The Portuguese tactician says he has not had enough time to work his magic with the squad in training, owing to the tight schedule between match days due to their involvement in continental football as well as their late start to the season.

Gor will face Zoo Kericho on Wednesday evening at the Kasarani Stadium, their third match in nine days.

“Three days is not enough to prepare the team. But we have done what is possible for the players to help them prepare for the game. The team is not in the best shape. I started work 15 days ago and we will be in my fourth game tomorrow. I believe we need more time to train,” the tactician said.

He added; “But it’s the schedule and we have to be ready for it. We need to get results to give confidence for the team and for the team to grow. After the Bandari game, I know we will have some more time so I can work better with the team,”

The tactician took charge of a coach-less Gor, with then coach Roberto Oliveira deemed unfit to sit in the dugout while the assistant Patrick Odhiambo left and later joined Kakamega Homeboyz.

He started his tenure with back to back wins, but last weekend’s loss at the hands of Vihiga United, Gor’s third this season, put some sort of pressure on him.

But despite the loss, Vaz Pinto was delighted with how they played and has asked the players to put in a similar performance against Zoo, but top it up with goals for maximum points at home.