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Da Rosa, Zapata linked with Gor Mahia coaching role

Frenchman Didier Gomes Da Rosa, Argentine Rolo Zapata, former AFC Leopards coach Luc Eyamel and current Yanga trainer George Lwandamina have already being linked with the vacant coaching position at club Gor Mahia.

This comes barely a day after former Brazilian international Jose Ferreira quit the coaching role in a huff on Thursday.

Ferreira, aka Ze Maria, is said to have been lured away by a lucrative offer by an unnamed European club.


And although Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has announced the club has handed the coaching reins to former Kenya international Zedekiah “Zico” Otieno in the interim, close sources have informed Nairobi News that a new coach could be installed in time for the club’s highly billed friendly match against English Premier League club Everton in mid-July.

Da Rosa has managed top flight clubs in Algeria and Rwanda plus Cameroon side Coton Sport, which he led to the semi finals of the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup.

Besides Leopards, Eyamel has also handled top African sides such as Sudan’s El Merreikh, Rwanda’s Rayon Sport and Polokwane City in South Africa, although it is understood he favours short contracts.

Zapata has been reasonably successful at top Botswana club Gaborone United, whilst Lwandamina has won the Zambia and Tanzania league titles in the last three seasons.