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Ottamax gets back Gor Mahia job after social media rant

Gor Mahia’s goalkeeping coach Matthew Ottamax has resumed duties with the first team, thanks in large part to a rant on social media about his predicament.

As revealed by Nairobi News earlier this week, Ottamax took to his official Facebook page on Sunday, to announce he had been relieved off his duties by the club coach Ze Maria.

The former Gor Mahia and Harambee Stars goalkeeper also bashed the Brazilian trainer in the same post, suggesting that Ze Maria, a former Inter Milan and Selecao defender, had failed to bring the best out of the team’s strikers.

A screenshot of one of his rants.
A screenshot of one of his rants.

Although Ze Maria would separately deny these claims during an appearance as guest on SuperSport’s weekly Playback Show, sources told Nairobi News that the two trainers had clashed on the eve of the GOtv Shield game against Nzoia Sugar in Western Kenya, a game the reigning Kenyan Premier League champions lost 1-0.


Later on and following a spate of protests from Ottamax’s online followers and Gor Mahia fans, club chairman Ambrose Rachier was quoted in sections of the media announcing that the goalkeeping coach had not been fired.

Soon after, the outspoken Ottamax returned to the very platform to announce he had his job back. He also offered the timely reminder that he had kissed and made up with his boss.

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This isn’t the first time Ottamax is using social media to his advantage. Last December, he blasted the then Football Kenya Federation office when in the same capacity, he was dropped from the Cecafa Senior Challenge bound team to Ethiopia and his seat offered to an interpreter.

A couple of hours later and following some furor on social media, Ottamax was handed his air ticket for the trip to the regional tourney.