21 Jun 17

Gor Mahia have received applications from a number of coaches including coaches who have been in Kenya. The tactician who has seemingly taken the lead in the race to replace Ze Maria appears to be Frenchman Didier Gomes Da Rosa. According to goal.com, the club has offered him a monthly salary of Ksh 500,000.

“It is true that Gor Mahia have reached out to Da Rosa. It was through a phone call done by club chairman and they both discussed a number of things. All I can reveal is the salary they offered to pay him and nothing more. I am not sure whether the coach is ready to take the offer.” said the source to goal.com

According to the source, the coach has plenty of experience working all over Africa.

“Da Rosa is a good coach and it is not a problem for him to work in Kenya since he has already worked in Rwanda with Rayon Sports…in Cameroon with Cotton Sports and Algeria for Constantine where he was fired and since that he is in the second division league in Algeria.” he said.

He was in charge of Rayon Sport when they last won the Rwanda league in 2013.  He resigned in 2014. He then joined Coton Sport of Cameroon. There again he won two league titles 2014 and 2015). He also won the Cameroon cup and steered Coton Sport to the semi-finals of the CAF Confederations cup. He then left for CS Constantine of Algeria. There again he was in the thick of things sending his team into the second round of the CAF Confederations cup. His contract with CS Constantine was recently terminated by mutual agreement.

Argentinian Rodolfo Zapata is another coach who is considered to be in the running for the position. He is currently with Gaborone United of Botswana and has been in the midst of negotiating a new contract. Zapata is known for developing young players.

Other coaches who have shown interest according to the Nation are former AFC coach Luc Eyamel, former Kogalo coach Zdravko Logarusic and former Zambia coach George Lwandamina.

Eyamel has extensive experience all over Africa where he has coached several top teams. In 2010 he coached AS Vita club (popularly known as Mokonzi Ya Terrain) to the Congo DR league title. He also coached in Rwanda, Sudan, Kenya, Algeria and most recently with Polokwane City in South Africa.

George Lwandamina won the league and cup double with Zesco United in 2014 and was twice voted Zambia coach of the year.


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38 Comments.

  • Michael Odhiambo Ogolo says:

    Lwandamina fits the bill

    • Oduor12 says:

      I agree coz Lwandamina can also tap into the rich talent base in Zambia & even TZ. 500k salary may be an issue though, its more than he was getting at Zesco but way below his pay at Yanga. Next is Da Rosa but why is he in Algeria “nationwide” league, can he communicate in the “Queen’s language”. Sadly, the rush to get a head coach even by the EC does not augur well for Zico. Why is he being tagged along if there’s no iota of confidence in his abilities. Lastly to Ngesto & Kazzarah, if Mugabe cannot ensure (and has never managed), with or without sponsorship, that agreed players/TB salaries & allowances are paid on time then how does he expect GMFC to win titles. Will he & bloated EC take to the pitch & play? Maybe that’s why he expanded EC to 11 positions/persons. He must put in structures that ensure that the agreed players welfare is adhered to. Lest you forgot severally it has been reported that “MUGABE RUSHED TO THE STADIUM TO PAY PLAYERS ON A GO SLOW” PROOF THAT AR IS THE PROBLEM IN GMFC.

  • Wuod Suba says:

    My bett is George Lwandamina…

  • Wuod Suba says:

    My bett is George Lwandamina…if not so then Loga…

  • Barefoot Bandit says:

    Either the Frenchman because of his track record or the Argentine owing to his youth development credential.

  • Jakoyo says:

    Zico till December! That’s my sure bet…..

  • Jasego says:

    Da Rosa it is, we are considering Experience and a proven track record of winning domestic league titles and advancing in the CAF Competitions. Lwandamina also is not bad but let the Frenchman steady this ship and take us to continentals next year. Unless contractual negotiations fall through he will be in charge very soon maybe even in the Everton game. Zico will assist him as should be

  • odhis says:

    The French man is a good deal because of his track record and our target is to reach caf group stage

  • musymo says:

    The Frenchman may be the best candidate at least on paper. Lwandamina may be a good bet but with George Bwana’s ties to his former Zesco and Gor Mahia he may end up being another foreign ‘jadala” ( Excuse my usage of the word as I don’t subscribe to it but it helps drive my point home in this instance). Zico has already polarised the Gor Mahia nation to an extent that no good is going to come with him at the helm even if it ordinarily would have. And why are we signing another central defender with Joash signed in January and not having played much? Plus Calabar Junior!!! Is he one of those cases who is going to warm the bench then get released in December a la Gradus, Okinda, Murai et al?

    • Oduor12 says:

      I politely beg to differ, Lwandamina coached Zesco to CAF Champions league final (more recently than even Rosa), he was even the interim coach of the Chipolopolos and he signed our very best,yes even though through Bwana, “King David” and Akumu “Ber”. The man oozes pedigree not the kind of person to be influenced/ control by Bwana or maybe even EC. To Loga, a coach i admire apart from his empty boasts and chiding of our beloved GMFC when he took over efusi, I remind of the “Chinese proverb-“MAN WHO SCRATCH ASSH**LE SHOULD NOT BITE FINGERNAILS”. Secondly he and Eymael are addicted journeymen.

  • This should really be between Da Rosa and Lwandamina

  • Barefoot Bandit says:

    Maqbul has never featured yet…..Hehehe. Why didn’t we sign this defender 6 months ago, when he was still unattached? Ah! Of course money has to change hands and when it does some is blown by strong winds directly into the pockets of those doing the transaction. Somebody just sign for us at least one striker even if he is a school boy wonder kid.

    • Jasego says:

      Yes that is the Norm in GM, we just have to sign and i tell you investigate and tell me if that is not a ”Kawna Wuoda” type of signing. He was the number 3 choice centre back at Nzoia after two regulars and they have no problem releasing him to us since he is not that crucial to them,what does that tell you. In our preferred 3-5-2 system what are the chances he will dislodge the established back three with Joash already there for cover and Calabar who doesn’t even feature. Add Maqbul and Simiyu to the unused defenders list then our striking deficiencies still intact and you have yourself a perfect ”upside down” worldview in GM

  • Jasego says:

    Meanwhile Yanga has been unable to agree on demands for renewing Haruna Niyozima’s contract for another two years. Simba SC is willing to break the bank and acquire the highly rated attacking midfielder anytime now. Now for all those who follow regional soccer this is the dynamo unmatched for that matter who has been the cog of Yanga’s midfield and success in the past 6 seasons. The guy is just a complete footballer, good dribbler, hard precise shooter and perfect distributor of the ball hence his nickname Fabregas. You will Never hear GM bid or show interest in such high profile signings anytime soon even from my experience of trying to bring them here time immemorial, but third rate defenders from Nzoia Sugar and the likes of out of sorts Migi are very welcome and high-profile additions to Mayienga

    • ODUOR12 says:

      Osiepna, Gor Mahia and Mugabe have “HUGE DEBTS” please understand. Jakom made this very clear to members when seeking re-election.

    • Jamriambo. says:

      Wuod Kanyada, i may tell you this in some crude terms but i hope the message gets there. Since i have followed for some time , i am convinced you have the club’s interest at heart. Why don’t you use some unorthodox style to achieve our goal and be at the technical bench? Even if it means bribing or securing a commission to the powers that be, I’d be glad to have you there. We can only make a change from inside not screaming from out. Who knew that Nyangi would become the “takataka” she is today up there? We need people with acumen, with club at heart like you. Let us starategize on this.

      • Jasego says:

        Osiepa, i have heard you loud and clear but i don’t know if coping with the matter of debacle after in GM is something i can take on a daily basis. I was once very close to the powers that be in the EC and would advise and literally be involved in all decisions undertaken by the club and that is the Era of the 3 Peat success. At some point before and during the club elections i fell out with a couple of stringers big time and decided to leave them to work as they best believe. What a circus it has become since then, i occasionally call the chair and ask him lightly ”Ooh How The Mighty Have Fallen”…At times he listens and cedes to my advise at times i hit a brick wall depending on who is privy to my conversations with him

  • Jakoyo says:

    OFFICIAL – This are the players on KOgallo radar for the next 1 week … Simon Mbugua (Posta Rangers) Pascal Ogweno (Kariobangi Sharks) Bolton Omwenga (Kariobangi Sharks) Amos Asembeka (Sony Sugar) Morven Otinya (Palos) and Cavin Odongo (Kariobangi Sharks)

    • Jasego says:

      Morven Otinya already signed for Sofapaka and was actually very bullish ahead of our game on Sunday saying all sorts of hullabaloo abt proving himself as top flight material…

  • A person says:

    Sasa maneno ya Dagi Rosa, pat pat ,lwanda minwa, Longarusi na mengineo, tunawachia experts. Over to you Jasego and others. Sisi Ni experts kwa noise making. But as long as Mugabe’s is hell bent on mismanaging the club, even if Antonio Conte became the coach, nothing would change.

  • Evans Ouma says:

    da rosa is the best option

  • Baba Travis says:

    Will “Jodala” mania let any of those coaches work?A few games into their contract and the “luo” in us will demand the presence of Pamzo and Jerry on Gor TB.Truth be said my Luo friends:The person you see in the mirror every morning before you leave the house is your worst enemy.We have pressed the self destruct button and we are going downhill.Before casting aspersions at Ze Maria,the playing unit,TB and EC let all do honest self assessment. We shall discover that it all started with us.For stability I submit that Zeddy be given a two year contract and be given enough cash and freedom to manage the team.Should he fail then we may have a legitimate reason to hire a non Jodala. Jodala,as I have read on numerous posts here,are very successful coaches.Let us give Zeddy the benefit of the doubt.Let’s be patient with him as a Jodala. This will pacify some egos here and hence a win win situation.

  • musymo says:

    Sportpesa to withdraw all sporting sponsorships starting January 1, 2018. The EC should begin engaging alternatives since sufficient notice has been given.

    • Jasego says:

      Musymo is that decision effective only in Kenya due to the recent tax proposal or across all the nations including Tanzania (Yanga and Simba) and UK where Everton and Hull City are beneficiaries too?

      • Dan Original says:

        Only in Kenya. This is also an option for the other companies (including other betting companies) to come fill the void. I feel there is an issue of blackmail from Sportpesa.

      • musymo says:

        Jasego, when this issue came up with the 50% tax proposal and Sportpesa gave the same threat, I asked myself the same question. Why go and sponsor so many teams outside Kenya but withdraw sponsorship for local teams yet most of those who bet and earn them money are in Kenya? Unless they have a large customer base in Tanzania and England, then this is very hypocritical on Sportpesa’s part

    • Jasego says:

      Man this will take us far back in terms of stability and progress. But SportPesa has not been very forthright with its Kenyan partners in terms of goodwill,why rush to sponsor Everton and Hull City with sums so huge that make the combined sponsorship package in Kenya look like peanuts while we are their Main Source of Revenue Stream in terms of Income?Add Tz to the lucky mix and scrap Kenyan sponsorships then i believe even the recent reduction from the 50% proposed tax to 35% in of no consequence and that good faith is irrelevant, walipe Ushuru 50% na kama hawataki waende UK na TZ we try Betway…Betin and others who despite the same law applying will continue sponsoring their respective teams

      • jamriAmbo says:

        Jasego, sportspesa is a Kenyan registered company. All others are it’s subsidiaries and will be taxed evenly by the government. Just like Uchumi in UG, Tax, Rwanda.Or KCB in all other countries. All their profits and dues head back to Nairobi after meeting the hosting countries tax regulations. So for sportspesa to suspend its operations in Kenya and continue sponsorship in other nations in itself is suspect, evil and unpatriotic. Is like saying KCB stops financing its teams in Kenya, but goes ahead and sponsors teams in other countries. Is like saying Barclays stops financing premier league but continues financing KPL

        • Jasego says:

          Owadwa i dare ask, with the impending SportPesa conmanship and lack of good faith sponsorship pullout, are there no legal ramifications that we can pursue to get lumpsome payments from them. Didn’t they hold our throats on stranglehold saying we have to behave in a certain way at all times and even accept injustice like point deductions without protest and we abided in order to keep getting money?How is it then that they can pullout so easily i mean didn’t reputable lawyers like our own Almighty Mzee, Muthomi of FkF, Richard Omwela for Kenya Rugby Union etc contemplate such eventualities and put in safeguards on the contract agains’t such or excitement of ”Pesa Odonjo” it is our time to Eat took center stage throwing all Due Diligence to the wind?

          • Jamriambo. says:

            ” We ate with them, we cannot accuse them. We atea piece of the cake( commission). We are equally guilty and the skeletons in the cupboard will spring out’.

  • Wuod Ambok says:

    Gor Mahia are signing too many players. These are poor signings. I mean we have too many players already and we are still adding more. Why buy a defender and we already have Bernard younger brother to Calabar. Its not funny anymore. Why do we sign a rookie winger from Nzoia and we already have a wide array of wingers in Gor. Others haven’t even played much. Maloba, Softie, Walusimbi, berry, wafula, Nondi e.t.c. Where will all these players play. We need to sell the likes of Simiyu, Maqbul, Jeconiah Uyoga who didn’t even play in the sportpesa super cup let alone the league. Let’s be logical here atleast.

    • Jasego says:

      Wuod Ambok those are very high profile ”Kawna Wuoda” signings of EC Officials relatives who come to GM which is Dhiang Maduong to NYiedhe for milk by getting salaries while not standing a chance in hell to ever be fielded and later released accordingly after gaining requisite weight doing nothing

  • Oduor12 says:

    GOMA LOTTO should take advantage of the void/niche created if SP decide to pull out of the market altogether. The extra revenue earned can more than adequately sponsor GMFC. Only problem is EC’s insatiable greed. Can Mugabe just this once put in place structures at GMFC & GOMA LOTTO to reap maximum benefits should such an eventuality come to pass.

  • A person says:

    I have always had my reservations about this Spotchietha sponsorship. They have expanded their profit margins hence they are now “carrying their buttocks” around. The probem is that Mugabe cannot think beyond his nose to stabilize the club.

  • Jasego says:

    Comrades i pose the Question, with the impending SportPesa lack of good faith and sponsorship pullout, are there no legal ramifications that we can pursue to get lumpsome payments from them. Didn’t they hold our throats on stranglehold saying we have to behave in a certain way at all times and even accept injustice like point deductions without protest and we abided in order to keep getting money?How is it then that they can pullout so easily i mean didn’t reputable lawyers like our own Almighty Mzee, Muthomi of FkF, Richard Omwela for Kenya Rugby Union etc contemplate such eventualities and put in safeguards on the contract agains’t such or excitement of ”Pesa Odonjo” it is our time to Eat took center stage throwing all Due Diligence to the wind?

    • Jamriambo. says:

      We ate with them, we cannot accuse them. We atea piece of the cake( commission). We are equally guilty and the skeletons in the cupboard will spring out’. You forget that deals were made privately? and some people ate?