By JOHN LAWRENCE
NAIROBI; KENYA: The sacking of Gor Mahia’s head coach Zdravko Logarusic has sparked a backlash from female fans.
Female fans expressed their anger on social media after the club announced it had fired the Croat tactician on allegations of absconding duty.
Two weeks ago, The Nairobian had exclusively reported that top models and dozens of female fans of the charismatic Gor Mahia Zdravko appeared to be vying for the man’s attention.
There were women who were so fixated with Zdarvko that they donned branded T-shirts, pants and brassieres bearing his name.
When he was fired this week, there were many posts on social media expressing anger at the action of Kenya’s most popular football club.
And some even created a Facebook page named, Thank You Zdravko Logarusic; We Will Really Miss You.
Anjella Nancie posting on Gor Mahia FC’s Facebook page said: “If Loga was fired because he was sleeping with their alleged girlfriends/whores then that’s a misplaced revenge. Shouldn’t you be dumping your girlfriend instead for not keeping those stuff for you and you alone?”
Mombasa-based Dee Marie Kay felt disappointed that she never got a chance to enjoy Loga’s charm.
“Yawa! Na ndio nilidhani atakuja Msa nipige nayeye picha kwa beach (I thought he would come to Mombasa so I take a photo with him on the beach).”
Although Zdravko had friends locally, not all men liked the Croat’s off the pitch conquests.
A Gor Mahia fan was quick to dismiss the women’s lamentations.
Prince Myke, a blogger, wrote: “To the ladies complaining about Loga’s exit, please accept and move on.”
Zdarvko does not speak English fluently, but is known for temper in the dug out. However, to women he seems to be so mesmerisingly charismatic and he has been linked to a number of them.
The Gor coach was perhaps the best paid locally. Sources within the club said in January he was given an 80 per cent pay rise, taking his monthly salary to Sh500,000. He also lived in a plush three-bedroom apartment in Kilimani.