Gor Mahia head coach Ze Maria resigns

Jose Marcelo Ze Maria when his was presented with KPL coach of the month accolade earlier this season.He has since resigned from the position. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Gor Mahia head coach Jose Marcelo Zeria has resigned from his position.

The Brazilian born tactician tendered his resignation letter to the club’s chairman Ambrose Rachier on Wednesday without explaining what prompted his decision.

Rumor however has it that the former Inter Milan defender, was not pleased with among other issues player’s welfare and the loyalty of the club’s hierarchy.

Ze maria succeeded Scots Frank Nuttal in 2016 leading Gor Mahia to a second place finish in the top tier, plus reaching the finals of the KPL Top 8 where they lost to Western Stima.

His resignation comes barely a week after leading Gor Mahia to win the inaugural Sportpesa Super Cup where they spanked perennial rivals AFC Leopards 3-0 in the finals staged at Uhuru Stadium, Tanzania.

Club legend and former head coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno, who played a second fiddle to departing Ze Maria, has since been elevated to lead the club on interim basis until when a new head coach will be appointed.

His first assignment will be against Sofapaka as they aim to cement their lead in the league which enters match week 14 this weekend after taking a two week international break.