Brazilian international Jose Marcelo Ferreira has been officially unveiled as the Gor Mahia coach as the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions move to stabilize the club following head coach Frank Nuttall’s departure.
The coach will be taking over on a one year renewable contract and he will be taking up a club that has so far struggled in the season, failing to win any of its eight matches.
The Gor Mahia chairman, while unveiling the former Brazilian international, stated that the club has confidence in him and with a great playing and coaching career, backed him to succeed at the club.
“We are hopeful that the new coaches will bring some change for the better.
“Ze Maria has 46 caps for Brazil; he won bronze with Brazil at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, Copa America in Bolivia and the Confederations Cup in 1997 and he has also had some good stints as coach so we are confident that he is the man for Gor Mahia,” chairman Ambrose Rachier said.
The coach said he wants to win the title with the club in his first season and revealed that he will be coming on board with a new philosophy.
“I am happy for this chance and glad to take up this job; it is my first time in Kenya and I can already see the passion here. I spoke to the team this morning and told them I will basically be bringing in my philosophy,” he said.