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17 Jan 17

The Kogalo foreign legion that was left behind finally joined the rest of the squad. The team held a training session on Monday from 8pm to 10 pm. The match against Al Hilal has been moved to Wednesday 18 January.

All images courtesy of Judith Nyangi

 

Kahata

Meddie Kagere

 

Sandro Fantoni

 

 

 

 

“Softie” Ndirangu

Judith Nyangi


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15 Jan 17

Images courtesy of Judith Nyangi

Collins Okoth Gattuso[/caption]

Francis Kahata

Musa Mohamed

Amos Nondi

Judith Nyangi

Kahata, Wendo, Odhoji

Timothy Otieno


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15 Jan 17


Jerim Onyango’s career at Gor Mahia appears to have come to and end. And it has been an illustrious career. Jerry “Jagoal” as he is popularly known, played for Gor Mahia for nine seasons (2008 to 2016).

He joined Gor Mahia from KRA in 2008 just when Gor Mahia started its recovery path from the doldrums. He immediately found his way into the starting line-up, taking the place of Jacktone Odhiambo who left to join Ulinzi.  Odhiambo had been a reliable custodian, but Jerim proved a better option. He had early success, helping Kogalo win the FKF cup in 2008
He would immediately establish himself as one of the top goalkeepers in the country. With Jerim between the posts, Gor Mahia improved from 8th place in 2008 to 5th place in 2009 before coming close to winning the league in 2010 and again in 2012. His first national team call up came in 2011. When the previous long serving captain Julius Owino left the club, Jerim was the natural choice to become captain due to his leadership abilities. Indeed he was voted captain by his team-mates for three years in a row.

When Kogalo finally won the league in 2013 after an 18 year hiatus, it was largely because they conceded only 15 goals, which was seven better than the next closest team. And Jerim was the focal point of Gor Mahia’s stingy defence with incredible save after incredible save. Indeed 2013 was his best year. It was the year he was voted KPL goalkeeper of the year and was the first choice goalkeeper for Harambee stars. So good was Jerim that he received overtures from arch rivals AFC Leopards who offered him a contract.

His only drawback among fans was his inability to save penalties. He would put those doubts to rest in dramatic fashion in January of 2014 in the opening round of the Africa champions league against US Bitam of Gabon. On that day Jerim saved two penalties in the run of play and two more penalties in the ensuing penalty shootout to steer Kogalo into the next round.

Jerim was the first choice goalkeeper throughout 2014. Though he lost his starting position in 2015, Jerim was still captain and the most dedicated player on the squad, encouraging players from the bench and in training while maintaining a positive attitude even when he was not getting playing time.

Having played for Gor Mahia for nine seasons, Jerim is probably the longest serving player the club has had in the new millenium. Players today rarely stay at the top for that long. The club record for most years is likely held by George Otieno “Solo” who stayed for 13 years. So Jerim is among the longest serving players. And he did so with distinction, dedication, discipline and excellence while providing good leadership.

He will now pursue a career in politics. In 2017, Jerim will run for Member of County Assembly(MCA) in his home area of Ugunja in Ugenya constituency. He has been doing the groundwork for the past several years by holding the Jerry Jagoal tournament every year. He deserves the support of Kenya football fans as a thank you for years of dedicated service. The sport of football will benefit from having people like Jerim in positions where the sport can benefit.

Jerim Onyango pictorial

As a student at Kamkunji secondary

 

Winning the KFF cup in his first season at the club

 

Swopping places with penalty specialist Ivo Mapunda

 

With governor Mutua, inspecting Machakos stadium before CECAFA 2013

 

 

After receiving KPL goalkeeper of the year 2013

 

One of the four penalties he saved against US Bitam

 

At the world cup in 2014 with Musa Mohamed and Kasaya

 

Arriving in Gabon 2014

A natural leader of men

 

Training in 2016

 

Mobbed by fans after retaining the league in 2014

 

Saying goodbye to coach Bobby Williamson in August 2014

 

Corallling an unruly fan at Awendo in 2014

 

With the Gor Mahia U19 team in 2015

 

At the funeral of Zablon Otieno “Pro”

With KPL trophy 2013

Training the youth

Jerry Jagoal tournament in Ugunja in 2016

 


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29 May 16

Former Gor Mahia midfield ace Zablon Otieno pro, later known as “Coaches” was laid to rest at his ancestral home in Alego. The prayer session at St. Stephens church on Jogoo road was very well attended as was the funeral. Gor Mahia fans raised Ksh 250,000 to defray funeral expenses.

 

Casket leaving his home in Kaloleni carried by among others Famous coach Ezekiel Akwana.

 

A service was held at St Stephens Jogoo road on Thursday evening. The church was completely full

 

In attendance at Alego was current Kogalo skipper Jerim Onyango, a former team-mate and friend of coaches.
Images courtesy of Owen Smart

 

In attendance in Alego was super fan Jaro Soja.
Images courtesy of Owen Smart

 

Members of the Gor Mahia Youth team that Pro coached were in attendance in Alego Ngiya.
Youth team images courtesy of Collo Kwala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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25 Feb 16

Gor Mahia Sacco office team, flag off the first Gor Mahia Sacco bus that will be operating the Nairobi-Muhoroni-Kisumu-Bondo-Usenge route.
Images courtesy of Jaro Soja


 







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8 Feb 16

Gor Mahia coach Frank Nuttall feels that the red card that was handed to Harun shakava doomed Gor Mahia’s chances in their Super Cup encounter against Bandari on Saturday.

“I’d like to commend my players for a good game. Before the red card, we had three good chances and had a good control of the game but after the sending off, the game changed. It was difficult playing against 11 men and away from home.” said Nuttall to supersport.com

However Nuttall defended Shakava, stating that the foul was not intentional.

“Shakava’s tackle wasn’t intentional and should have passed based on the height of the two players. Sserunkuma is very short while Shakava is tall and he is a high jumper. It was unfortunate he didn’t win the ball and maybe that’s why he was sent off,”  he continued.

Bandari coach Twahir Muhiddin concurred.

“It was a defining moment in the game because it gave us the advantage. All the same I want to thank my players because they maintained discipline throughout the match. Some of them were booked very early in the game but they were careful and avoided being sent off, Twahir told Futaa.com

Twahir also thinks that humidity was a factor in slowing down Gor Mahia espeically in the second half.

“They were playing at a very high tempo and I was sure that they could not maintain the same in the second half. Some key players like Karim (Nizigiyimana) had already burned out in the second half and we also benefitted from that”  he added.

Gor Mahia to be sanctioned for skipping medal ceremony

KPL CEO Jack Oguda is unhappy with the behaviour of Gor Mahia players  after they refused to pick up their runners up medals.

“Gor is a big club that is supposed to set a good example for other players. What happened on Saturday was uncalled for and unsportsmanlike. Last year, they gladly received the winners’ medals and trophies three times, and on all the occasions, the losers picked their second place awards. They should have done the same. KPL does not encourage such behaviour,” said Oguda to the Nation.

If there are disciplinary problems creeping into the playing unit then coach Nuttall will need to arrest the situation soon.

 


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14 Nov 15

Gor Mahia players prior to the final against Azam
Front Row: Dirkir Glay, Innocent Wafula, Godfrey Walusimbi, Meddie Kagere, Karim Nizigiyimana, Boniface Oluoch
Back Row: Musa Mohamed, Michael Olunga, Khalid Aucho, Harun Shakava, Abouba Sibomana

 

Prior to the final, Engineer in training Michael Olunga posed for a photo with Dr. William Obwaka who was the hero of the final in 1985. At the time, Obwaka was a Doctor in training

 

Former Gor Mahia midfielder Anthony Akumu was in action for Al Khartoum whom Gor Mahia beat 3-1 in the semis

Michael Olunga provided an assist as Godfrey Walusimbi scored twice to secure a 2-1 win over Malakia of South Sudan in the quarter-finals. Here he celebrates with Ronald Omino

 

George Odhiambo showed a glimpse of his 2010 form when he scored a spectacular goal against Djibouti Telecom as Gor Mahia won 3-1. Here Enock Agwanda congratulates him.

 

Collins Okoth, Meddie Kagere, Godfrey Walusimbi, Michael Olunga and Khalid Aucho celebrate a goal against KMKM

 

Defensive midfielder Khalid Aucho in action against KMKM of Zanzibar. Gor Mahia won 3-1 with goals from Olunga(2) and Meddie Kagere

 

Meddie Kagere celebrates with Aucho after scoring against KMKM

 

Harun Shakava played shutdown defence against KMKM of Zanzibar. Two days earlier, he scored the first goal against Yanga whom Gor Mahia beat 2-1

Innocent Wafula in action during the preliminary match against Al Khartoum that ended in a tie

 

Jaro Soja and other fans were in Dar es Salaam in full force. Joining them were Simba sports club fans who cheered wildly against Yanga

Gor Mahia players celebrate scoring against Yanga

 

Michael Olunga was too hot to handle for hosts Yanga whom Gor Mahia beat 2-1 with Olunga scoring the second goal

 

Karim Nzizgiyimana sent an inch perfect free-kick which was headed home by Harun Shakava for the first goal as Gor Mahia beat Yanga 2-1

 

Aside from scoring against Yanga, Harun Shakava was solid in defence along with Musa Mohamed

Gor Mahia’s win over Yanga left their fans depressed

 

This Yanga fan could not hold back tears after the loss

 

Gor Mahia players warm up before the Yanga match

 

Gor Mahia players line up before a preliminary match

 

Dirkir Glay and Jerim Onyango relaxing in camp in Dar es Salaam

Gor Mahia players and coach Frank Ouna relax in the pool in Dar es Salaam

Karim Nizigiyimana and Timothy Oluoch on the plane on the way to Dar-es-salaam


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1 Nov 15

Karim Nizigiyimana holding the Burundi flag. Image courtesy of Fred Odhiambo

 

 

Frank Nuttall holding aloft the trophy

 

Appealing to fans not to invade the pitch. Image courtesy of Evans Ngadji

 

In the end not all fans listened

 

Fans came in large numbers Image courtesy of Evans Were

 

Agwanda holding the trophy

TV anchors got into the Kogalo spirit on Sunday. Image courtesy of Ibrahim Ogada

 

Members of the 1976 invincibles team were honored before the match. From left Maurice Ouma Ole Tunda, James Ogolla Kadir, Maurice Ochieng, David Okello, Martin Ouma, Paul Owuora and Allan Thigo

 

 

Alternate picture of the 1976 invincible team courtesy of the Standard Back Standing: TM David Ouma , Joseph Otieno Buri, Peter Ouma Pele (10), Job Oyier, James Ogolla Kadir (4), Mike Ogolla “Machine”, Allan Thigo (13), Maurice Ouma Ole Tunda (8), Jackson Aluko Jack Jack, Orifa Jaoko “Bor Ber”, Andrew Obunga “Singh”, FRONT: Peter Omiya “John Duk”, Laban Otieno “Anyango Bilima”, Joe Okeyo “Kapila”, Festus Nyakota “Pungulu”, Francis Mudany “Power”, Charles Ondiek “Racham”.

 

 

Allan Thigo, the high priest of Gor Mahia football with a fan at the stadium. Image courtesy of Fred Japesa


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14 Aug 15

On Wednesday Gor Mahia were in imperious form and recorded a historic 6-1 victory over KCB in a Kenya Premier League match. It had been over 20 years since Gor Mahia scored 6 goals in a league match.

 

Michael Olunga celebrates after opening the score from a Walusimbi pass

Meddie Kagere is congratulated by team-mates after scoring the second goal with a superb volley

Meddie Kagere evades a tackle as Geofrey Walusimbi runs in support

Kagere, Olunga, Aucho and Walusimbi. This is true camaradery

Meddie Kagere gave the KCB defence nightmares throughout

Olunga, Aucho and Wafula celebrate after Aucho converted Olunga’s pass to score

Meddie Kagere celebrates with Innocent Wafula after scoring his second goal

Nizigiyimana, Wafula and Collins Okoth forming a defensive wall

On this day Michael Olunga scored one goal and recorded two assists


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10 Jan 15

Rejoining the club is Kisumu lad Ali Abondo “tear gas”

Dirkir Glay

 

Abondo, Khalid Aucho, Dirkir Glay

 

 

Taofiq Zakari

 

 

Ernest Wendo

 

Glay, Bernard Odhiambo & Taofiq

 

 


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