Gor Mahia’s goalkeeping coach Mathew Owino Ottamax has resumed his position on the technical bench. According to the Nation, Ottamax posted about his return on his social media pages.
“The hunger and passion for winning and glory drive CHAMPIONS to the point of fist fights, verbal wars but not hatred! We are on a mission and our house is in order. Respect Zee Maria. Respect Gor Mahia,” said Ottamax.
Last Friday Ottamax had announced on the very same page that he had been fired by coach Ze Maria. But the Brazilian tactician denied firing Ottamax saying it was simply a disagreement. The Gor Mahia EC led by Chairman Ambrose Rachier also denied that Ottamax had been fired.
Ottamax now says that his outburst was due to intense pressure.
“Sometimes things happen because of pressure to win and regrettably it portrayed a bad picture to the public. However, I am happy it has been settled and we are now focused on helping the team. Everybody is contented with the decision made and as the season nears a close, we are ready to bounce back.
“We have the Kenyan Premier League and KPL Top 8 titles to fight for, and that is what we are aiming.” he said according to goal.com
Ottamax had a similar outburst when he was dropped from the Harambee stars technical bench.
And Ottamax is not the first Gor Mahia official to react this way. Chris Omondi who had just been elected to the position of secretary general had a similar outburst when he ranted against the rest of the Executive Committee and announced he was resigning. He is among those who have declared candidacy for the club Chairman position.
Ottamax will now need to mend fences with the coach for the sake of the club which has not registered a good result in eight games.