Gor Mahia have parted ways with head coach Manuel Carlos Vaz Pinto just a day after their 2-1 loss against Tusker at the Ruaraka Grounds.

The Portuguese flew out of the country Friday night with reports indicating that he has urgent family matters to attend to.

“Coach Manuel Vaz Pinto has parted ways with the club on mutual consent,” a communique from Gor Mahia says.

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Vaz Pinto has parted ways with Gor Mahia on mutual consent, the club has said. PHOTO/COURTESY

Credible sources however say the tactician is set to join Portuguese Second tier side, CD Nacional.

Assistant coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo has been tasked with the remainder of the season with the club set to unveil a new coach before the new campaign.

Gor Mahia's Vaz Pinto leaves for Portugal, Omollo to take charge | Goal.com
Outgoing Gor Mahia head coach Manuel Carlos Vaz Pinto (L) with his assistant Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo who now takes charge of the team. PHOTO/COURTESY

Pinto leaves questioning the officiating in Kenyan football, poking holes in the decisions that awarded Tusker the two set pieces that led to their two goals.

 “I don’t remember in the second half one opportunity of Tusker. If it is my mistake, a sorry. I will confirm with the video but what I feel here, this is not fair. We don’t deserve this. But congratulations to Tusker they won but they don’t deserve the win. That is my opinion,” Pinto said after surrendering a 1-0 half time lead to lose 2-1.

The Portuguese replaced Brazilian Roberto Oliveira at K’Ogalo in January 2021 after the latter’s questionable qualifications and leaves having led the club to the FKF Betway Cup triumph and a return to the CAF Confederations Cup.

The Portuguese led Gor Mahia to the FKF Betway Cup triumph over AFC Leopards at the Nyayo National Stadium on July 4. PHOTO/SCEENGRAB

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