Coach Oliveira disqualified by CAF

Gor Mahia could soon begin the hunt for a new coach after it emerged Friday that Brazilian Roberto Oliveira does not have the requisite documents to oversee club competitions organised by Confederation of African Football (Caf).
Oliveira, who took over from Steven Polack last month, is a holder of B License from the Brazilian federation whose equivalent is Caf C license.

Coaches overseeing Caf competitions must have Caf A license, Uefa Pro license or a Pro license from other confederations.
“We would like to communicate that as per the coaching license information received for your engaged clubs, the head coach of the below mentioned club do not meet the above requirement and will not be allowed to sit on the bench during the matches of the CAF interclub competition 2021,” read a letter from Caf addressed to Football Kenya Federation.

The 60-year-old will therefore not oversee Gor’s Caf Champions league preliminary tie against APR of Rwanda scheduled for November 28 with the return leg a week later in Nairobi.
“We are looking for a stand-in coach but a decision whether to look for a new coach or allow Oliveira to continue then assign a coach for our Caf games will be reached after a meeting of the secretariat. The issue at the moment is to look for a stand-in coach for next weekend’s game,” club CEO Raymond Oruo told Nation Sport.
Gor are expected to leave for Rwanda on November 25.

7 thoughts on “Coach Oliveira disqualified by CAF

  • Charles

    Nkt, experience counts for nothing in For Mahia.
    Rachier has been there for 12 years, Wasuna for 6 years and Jolawi for 6.
    A total combined 24 years experience, with a great chunk participating in CAF yet they don’t know the requirements for a coach for a CAF tournament.
    Bure Kabisa!

  • Shame on you Shemeji!… have a qualified
    Zico here in Kenya but prefer a Brazilian street coach!!!!! Another Jabrazil hahahabaha, shemeji, why are you always fascinated by Brazilians? Just because they can play and coach street football in Brazil does not mean they can play or coach in the premier league in Kenya or CAF tournament for that matter

    • Ngesto

      You had to comment, hahaha you ###### #####, go to the posho

  • Joe Riaga

    But this guy has been coaching in Africa for 6 years. In fact he coached against Gor Mahia in 2018. Why are CAF only starting kelele mingi now?

    • T Opiyo

      Requirements change.
      Just like Gor Mahia upgraded minimum qualification for an office holder to be a graduate so CAF can also upgrade the minimum requirements for a coach.

      It’s upto the club to be abreast with the current CAF statues.
      It seems the “graduates” we elected are no no better from the ones they labelled uneducated!

  • T Opiyo

    You would think, that’s very unfortunate but since it’s happened the assistant coach will set in.
    Sorry can’t happen because the Gor Mahia assistant coach isn’t qualified either.
    There are some serious cartels at this club. The most crucial department after the playing unit is full of quacks employed by officials.

    • Joseph

      That is a lack of oversite on the management, but the main issue is Gor Mahia refusing to surrender its economic rights to Nick Mwendwa`s FKF premier league. which club draws more fans home and away, if Gor wants to play friendlies will FKF demand part of the revenue collected. I strongly believe this is a way to arm-twist Gor Mahia to surrender its economic rights to FKF, you cant compare Gor to Teams like Sharks in terms of pulling crowds both home and away and you want us to get the same share so it makes sense to me why Nick Mwendwa didn`t want to extend the contract with KPL and coming to think of it there is a conflict of interest he owns a team in the league. The contract is worth 350 million each team gets 8 million which leaves 144 million.
      My question is should Gor hire a technical director ?.


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