This week’s player of the moment is Kevin Omondi
He was in dazzling form as Gor Mahia overcame Chemelil Sugar on Saturday September 29. He routinely tormented Chemelil with his well timed and speedy runs. Coach Williamson also paid glowing tribute to midfielder Kevin Omondi for his creativity in the middle of the pack. “Omondi was outstanding and he gave us a lot of help in midfield. He is simply amazing,” said the Scottish tactician. His passes are great and his potential has never been in doubt. There is no limit to how far he can go if he keeps focus.”
|Date of Birth:||August 4, 1990|
|Previous Club||FISA Academy|
|Years Active||2010 – Present|
Kevin Omondi first came to prominence when he steered previosuly unfancied Langata secondary school to the national schools title along with Musa Mohamed and David Gateri in 2008. By the time he was in form 4, his talents were readily apparent and Gor Mahia pounced to sign him immediately.
A product of FISA academy, Omondi has speed, power, pace and vision. By age 19, Omondi’s top shelf performance saw him called up to the national team. In the first 2 years of his career, his performances were up and down. However when in form, Omondi is a terror.His runs are well timed and often ends up with him on the receiving end of defence splitting pass with the goal beckoning.
His speed and dexterity on the ball is reminiscent of the late John Okello “Zangi” who by co-incidence, was also called up the national team at age 19 and was a secondary school games legend.
So far the only issue holding “Ade” as he is popularly known is his lack of focus. As coach Williamson pointed out above, if he focuses, he could be a club legend and possibly a mainstay for the national team.