Peter Opiyo displayed the poise and excellent vision of an experienced player when he featured for the national team in 2010 world cup qualifying campaign. Following his impressive performance, Opiyo was able to attend trials with German second tier side Fortuna Dusseldorf. It is worth noting that Gor Mahia beat Fortuna Dusseldorf 1-0 in a 1985 friendly match thanks to a goal by Abass Magongo. At the time Fortuna Dusseldorf was in the top league, the Bundesliga.
Opiyo was introduced to Dusseldorf coach Norbert Meier by former national team coach Norbert Meier, who remarked “One could see at first attempt that the boy can play very good football ”
Antoine Hey told the German media : “Peter plays for me in the national team. He is a very good player, whose key strengths is on the defensive midfield “, said Hey , a former Düsseldorfer professional. „I would be pleased much, if he could find accomodation here.
Peter Opiyo said “My goal is it, here with Fortuna – where I am impressed so far. – I hope to help this club earn a promotion to the Bundesliga.
According to the Dusseldorf website, “ There are however two problems. „The player has still one and a half years contract in Kenya.
The second difficulty: On Opiyos favourite position in the defensive midfields Fortuna has actually no need. They are equipped with Claus Costa and Stefan winner there.
It is therefore an uphill task for Opiyo but if anyone can overcome it, it is him.