Spiers leaves Gor after four months
The turn-over of coaches at Kenya’s most popular clubs Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards is gradually increasing with their little stay suggesting more than meets the eye.
Gor is the latest to sever ties with a foreign tactician, this time Andreas Spiers after his contract lapsed at the end of June 2022. Spiers came on board at Gor at the start of February 2020 after the multiple champions cancelled the appointment of Ugandan strategist Paul Nkata who had been shortlisted to guide the team for six months before the end of the season.
“We can confirm that we have mutually parted ways with head coach Andreas Spiers. His contract ended and we are now in the market for a new coach. We wish him well,” K’Ogalo said on their Twitter account. Sirkal have since announced that they are looking for a new coach as they aim to reclaim the league title next season
KOgalo move comes months after they mutually parted ways with head coach Mark Harrison following a series of indifferent results.
The former Southampton goalkeeper replaced Portuguese Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto, who left the club in July 2021 after helping Gor win the FKF Shield Cup against AFC Leopards. Vaz Pinto’s last league game was a 2-1 defeat to Tusker.
Harrison was sacked alongside his deputy Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omolo who was later lured by newly-promoted Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League side Kenya Police.
Another top personnel who faced the purge then was the team’s former first choice glove man and goalkeeping trainer Jerim Onyango who was serving as goalkeeping trainer.
Before yesterday’s development, Spiers was thought to be the panacea of Gor’s dwindling fortunes including failure to reclaim the top tier league that had Tusker being crowned champions two-times on a trot.
“We are pleased to announce Andreas Spier from Germany as our new head coach,” wrote Gor then on their official social media pages moments after unveiling Spiers. “Welcome, Andreas.”