When I was faced with the challenge of managing Gor Mahia FC, a club of such magnitude and importance, I did not hesitate to come to Kenya.

Six months have passed, with hard work and uncertainty, due to the pandemic and all the difficulties brought along by such circumstances.

With the commitment of all players, we were driven to win with confidence and hard work despite all the concerns. All this resulted in the conquest of the FKF Betway Cup, and we wished we had won more times.

We made a great match in Zambia and we surely deserved more wins in the African competitions. Because we won the FKF Cup, we gained the right to be there again, next year.

Now, due to personal reasons, which President Ambrose Rachier respected for a long time, it is time to end my connection with Gor Mahia FC.

When I arrived, six months ago, the team was in a difficult situation. Presently, we are all aware that we have made a great job, consistent to the dimension of this enormous club. I will take with me your kindness and I promise to come back to Kenya, where I felt so welcome during all these months.

I would like to leave a final message to the Gor Mahia FC fans: keep supporting this club, so that they can go on winning titles and claim the greatest sport symbol of the country! From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

– Coach Manuel Vaz Pinto

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