New tactician Roberto Goncalves Oliveira has proclaimed the new free football style last seen in early 2017 when his country-mate José Marcelo Ferreira commonly known as Zé Maria was at the helm of K’Othat technical bench.
In his interview with goal.com, the Brazilian’ plan is to introduce a free flowing attacking style similar to the one deployed by North African teams
“I like an attacking kind of football. Look at Raja Casablanca and Esperance they never play behind. Why? What is the secret in football?” the Brazilian quipped in a team talk during a training session.
“That is my style of football and I give support to everyone, to create, dribble, and express their talent. The talent is there that is why you signed for Gor Mahia, a big club.”
The coach, who has over 25 years of experience as a tactician, stated what he expects from his charges as they aim to defend the league title for a record fifth time.
“During the week I want to follow a specific training programme and if you need any help, I am here for you,” he insisted.
“Do not forget that on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, I work for you but on Saturday or Sunday, please work for the club.
“As a coach, I respect every single player because that is what I expect too from them. If I respect you, respect me.
“Why am I respecting you even before I came to see you, it is because I played football a long time ago. I understand your life, everything, what you need and what you want.”
Gor Mahia will open the new season against one of their big rivals, Tusker FC, on November 20.