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Why Frank Ouna resigned at Gor Mahia

Gor Mahia assistant coach Frank Ouna quit in protest over poor working conditions at the club, Nairobi News can exclusively reveal.

In what is fast turning out to be a season to forget at the Kenyan Premier League champions camp, Ouna communicated his resignation via text message sent to club officials moments after overseeing his team’s 2-2 draw against City Stars in a league match at the Nyayo Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

He has since switched off his phone.

“Yes, Ouna told me he wants to leave. We will discuss his situation during our executive meeting on Monday,” Gor Secretary General Ronald Ngala told Nairobi News.


Sources close to the team say Ouna, who is credited with scouting right back Karim Nizigiyimana, grew frustrated after working without a contract for close to two seasons.

The club also owes him salary arrears stretching to four months.

Others members of the bench, including team manager Jolawi Abondo fitness coach Tom Ogweno and goalkeeping coach Matthews Ottamax, are also said to be frustrated over delayed pay and working without contracts.

The same predicament befall another assistant coach Bobby Ogolla who quit the club last year and has since joined City Stars as head coach.


Ouna resigned exactly a week after coach Frank Nuttal left the club. He was said to be bothered with news that the incoming Brazilian coach Ze Maria would be coming in on Monday with his own assistant coach.

The youthful and respected coach is now set to join Harambee Stars as assistant coach on a full time basis.

Gor are yet to register a win in eight games this season.

The club has already been bundled out of the Caf Africa Champions League and lost the DSTV Super Cup to Bandari.