Gor Mahia have named Portuguese Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto as their new coach.

The Kenyan champions have been without a coach since the exit of Brazilian Roberto Oliveira to Brazil and K’Ogalo have now confirmed the arrival of the new tactician to guide them in domestic and continental assignments.

“We are pleased to announce our new head coach Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto from Portugal,” Gor Mahia confirmed on Sunday.

The new coach has promised to help the East African heavyweights have a good run in the CAF Confederation Cup after being handed the steering wheel.

“I have a lot of experience in Africa. I worked before in two countries, Angola and Ethiopia, played Confederation Cup and Champions League and now I come to Gor Mahia because they are a big club,” Pinto said during his unveiling.

“I am very proud to be the coach of Gor Mahia and of course I want to achieve big things and make history with the club. We start to work very hard to win games in the league and put Gor Mahia in the group stage of the Confederation Cup, that is my target here.”

Gor Mahia will play Napsa Stars in their final preliminary Confederation Cup game. The winner of the two-legged affair will qualify for the group stage of the competition.

“Yes, of course, the time is not on our side, we don’t have enough time to analyse our opponents so we want to put strong training sessions and give them [my players] a winning mentality, so I think together we can achieve group stage qualification,” Pinto continued.

“I am a young and ambitious coach and I want my team to be ambitious, we must be ready to achieve goals and we must achieve our targets. I am ambitious and I want my team to be ambitious, to fight in every game, win every game and win trophies as well.”