Coach Zico leaves for KCB

Gor Mahia’s assistant coach Zedekiah Otieno Zico has tendered his resignation to the club. He is set to join KCB FC as head coach.

Chairman Rachier confirmed Zico’s exit

“We have accepted Zico’s resignation and thank him for his dedicated service. We wish him well in his future endeavours,” said Rachier to Nairobi news.

Zico has been an integral part in Gor Mahia’s success under Frank Nuttall, Ze Maria, Dylan Kerr and Hassan Oktay.

As a player, He played for Gor Mahia starting in late 1989 and stayed on for almost a decade. He was head coach in 2010 and 2011. In 2010 he took Gor Mahia to the brink of winning the title. They were still in contention on the last day but needed Ulinzi to lose their last game. In the end, they finished second to Ulinzi.

During this period, he also had a brief stint as Harambee Stars coach. It was his team that ruined Uganda’s Cranes chanced of qualifying for AFCON 2012 when the game ended 0-0 in Kamapala, effectively ending Bobby Williamsons’s stint as Cranes coach. He then left for SoNy Sugar before returning again in 2015 as an assistant coach. Zico also ran for political office during the 2013 elections. He tried to be an MCA.

We thank Zico for his dedicated service and wish him the best at KCB.


10 thoughts on “Coach Zico leaves for KCB

  1. Is this the latest news or the same old news that we all know and have read from other sources? If it’s the same old news it’s quite unfortunate that it is hitting our blog now!!

  2. Whatever his negative side, he has put in some dedicated service to Kogalo and I personally do congratulate him for all that and wish him well, he has been at his Alma mater team for so long. Jakoyo, will you move with Zico? Heheheeee…

  3. Zico being in the midst of Gors’ bouncing back, glory and rejuvination in recent times is not in doubt. Zico played pivotal roles as a player and later as coach. And that he has served the club with love, dedication distinction is evident. Maybe he was the gem, maybe he was the unsung Gors’ hero. Maybe he always went an extra mile for the success of club. Of his career as a player and coach he stands tall amongst his peers. Having worked alongside Ker,Ze maria and Oktay must have came in handy for his tactical and proffessional experience. We hope that zico will continue playing the noble role in helping to identify, build, inspire and develope the massive football tallent in the youngstars and youths of this country. We thank u Zico and may God bless u for the Gors’ hero and legend u are.

  4. @oswozo, just heard on capital sportsnews that zico has indeed been confirmed as headcoach at kcb. All the best to him!!

    1. Zico was given a chance to coach Gor Mahia head coach but failed terribly and spoilt many careers with mabeste syndrome. I am very appalled why bloggers are praising him. Let him go but he has a zero chance of becoming Gor Mahia head coach again after failing.

  5. @ogolo..that is the least of his concerns right now. Perhaps for him to get there he needs to cut his teeth away from Gor!!all the best to him.

  6. I won’t like to suppress a rising star. Zico go out there and prove what you are. Like a real Luo man magoyo ligala or Madhi dwar I wish u success. Let your star shine bro. You left amicably. We will need you on future wuodwa
    Aoch wat ilore mos. Tandaza kabumbu Wuod Gem.


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