BY STEVE AYOO
Gor Mahia assistant coach Zedekiah Otieno has left the club amidst reports that he is excepted to be appointed as the new head coach at KCB FC.
‘Zico’, as he is popularly known in the football circles, has been serving as the assistant coach of the record Kenyan Premier League champions since February 2017, playing a key role in helping the club win three league titles in a row.
Club president Ambrose Rachier, who himself announced he’ll step aside from the role at the end of the year, confirmed Zico’s departure.
“We have accepted Zico’s resignation and thank him for his dedicated service. We wish him well in his future endeavors”, Rachier told gormahiafc.
“It has been a pleasure working with Zico, and on behalf of the team, we would like to wish him the very best in all his future endeavors”, he added.
The former Gor Mahia title-winning captain intimated that he needed a new challenge somewhere else, having over the years served as an assistant to the likes of Jose Ze Maria, Dylan Kerr and ultimately Hassan Oktay.
The 50-year-old, who has served as a head coach at Sony Sugar, Posta Rangers, Gor and even the Kenya national team, is tipped to join KCB who have parted ways with Frank Ouna who led the club to a 10th-place finish in their topflight return.
Zico will work alongside fellow ex Gor Mahia player and at some point coach, Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo.