Gor Mahia coach Ze Maria has resigned at the half way stage of the season," Goal can exclusively reveal.
The Brazilian has been at the helm of the fifteen times league champions for one and a half years after taking over from Frank Nuttall. According to K'Ogalo chairman Ambrose Rachier, the tactician never cited any 'serious' reason for his exit. "Yes, Ze Maria has handed in his resignation letter, but he did not give any solid reason for his exit.
"We will meet and decide the way forward later on, but as it stands, 'Zico' (Zedekiah Otieno) will be in charge of the team until we make a decision on the same."
On his part, CEO Omondi Aduda was equally shocked that Ze Maria had resigned. "We have never had problems with the coach. We gave him time off to visit his native home after the league took a recess and he returned back few days ago.
"It is very unfortunate that even in his resignation letter received by our legal officer, he never cited any reason as to why he was leaving the club."
Ze Maria led Gor Mahia to a second place finish last season, and helped the side reach the final of KPL Top 8 where they were defeated 1-0 by Muhoroni Youth. He started the season on a high note winning KPL Super Cup and has left the club on top of the table with 27 points.