Gor Mahia coach Jose Marcelo ‘Ze Maria’ Ferreira was voted Kenya Premier League’s coach of the Month for October. He was selected ahead of Tusker’s Paul Nkata and Sofapaka’s John Baraza.
Gor Mahia had a good run in the month of October, reviving their KPL title aspirations by beating Mathare United and arch rivals AFC Leopards 2-0.
This was after a run of poor results that saw Gor Mahia record numerous draws with teams like Sofapaka that put paid to their league title hopes.
Ze Maria had been under harsh criticism from many quarters who wanted him out at the end of the year with many clamouring that if a new Chairman is elected, his first task should be to bring back coach Frank Nuttall. But the late run may has assuaged many fans. Indeed he may have won the league had it not been for 3 points being deducted for hooliganism. As a result, Ze Maria will likely be back in 2017.