Gor Mahia head coach Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto has promised to make K’Ogalo great again.
This was after the 47 year old was given a mandate to roll his coaching duties immediately after signing a two (2) year contract with the most celebrated club in Kenya.
Pinto who has previously handled teams in Africa like Saint George SC of Ethiopia and Angolan club Clube Recreativo Desportivo do Libolo is upbeat to begin his duties to change overturn the perception in this season’s poor performance of the club.
The Portuguese Pintos says his main target is to help the club get to the group stages of the CAF confederation.
“I want to make history with this great club, we have a plan to make sure that we achieve a lot together. I believe we have what it takes to go far…” Carlos said during his unveiling on Sunday.
Pinto got a rude shock when he watched from the terrace as Kariobangi Sharks showed little respect to Gor mauling the latter 4-3 on Sunday in a league match and he clearly understands the weight of the task at hand.
On the continent he faces intense 180 minutes – home and away- against Napsa Stars of Zambia if he’s to realize the group stage ticket where some Sh33milion lies in wait for the aggregate winner of the two-leg clash.
The monies are meant to aid the teams in their preparations and logistics for the competition.
Gor will face Zambia side on February 14 at home with the rematch primed for Lusaka seven days later
“We have enough time to analyse our opponents and put the focus in building our team in order to be in the right state of mind and shape ahead of the clash next month.
“Our first target is to reach the Confederations Cup group stages and that will require hard work for the staff and players, it’s a two-leg and we must focus to get the best results for both legs,” said Pinto.