19 Dec 14

Gor Mahia striker George Odhiambo “Blackberry” has said that his former club, Randers FC has offered him an opportunity to return to Denmark.

“Randers have approached me and asked if I could go back but I am yet to make a decision. Gor have also offered me a new contract but I need to sit and think about my move other than making a rushed decision. I am currently on holiday and preferably, I will make a decision in January,” he told Capital FM.

During his first stint at Randers, Blackberry impressed fans but at the time the club was in turmoil and in relegation danger. Today many Randers fans think he was not given a chance. Blackberry for his part blames his agent.

“The problems that were there especially in Randers were brought up by an agent. He was not a good agent. He had problems with the club and hence I could not play often. However, I have changed him and I am now looking forward to better times,” he alleged.

He was sidelined from Randers upon which he had tryouts in Finland before joining Azam of Tanzania followed by City Stars of Nairobi and Shirak FC of Armenia. He returned to Gor Mahia in January of 2014. It took a long time for him to return to his form. The arrival of coach Frank Nuttall breathed a new life into Blackberry as he slowly started to regain his form.

“I worked extra hard in training because I wanted to get back to my best and slowly, it was paying off. At this time also while in holiday, I am training on my own because I want to be paces ahead when the New Year starts,” he said.

“I want to get back to my 2010 form and even better. My target is to get call ups to the national team and not only be in the squad, but a regular starter as well. It is a long journey but I want to work hard to achieve my targets,” added the winger.

Another stint at Gor Mahia is precisly the tonic that Blackberry needs to regain his form. Now that coach Nuttall has helped Blackberry regain his confidence and found a suitable position for him as winger, Blackberry has an opportunity to work his way back to fame and acclaim.

Chris Omondi returns

Meanwhile Gor Mahia secretary general Chris Omondi has apparently returned to the club. He confirmed this with a cryptic post on social media.

back to the trenches it is……the fallacy that “we can make changes from within” need to be transcended…..a complete uprooting of the system is what is needed

Earlier there were reports that Gor Mahia elders were meeting with Omondi to convince him to return. With Omondi now back at helm one can only hope that the divisions within the EC will be healed and they will begin to get the train back on the tracks.


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6 Comments.

  • jimmy amimo says:

    blackberry, gain form, score goals then talk of randers again. and for now, you are still way below your best. well come back CG .be a rebel with a mission. don’t be intimidated. make sure you make life difficult for the analogue EC. you are the voice of a reason. blessed

  • Dan Original says:

    As @Limmy has indicated SG don’t be intimidated. Even if it’s the Chair making your life difficult SHOUT and the the club fans will help you sort out the issues. We need to ‘sort out’ and ‘chase from town’ the analogue EC who still want the club to operate the way we did in 1987

  • Dan Original says:

    Kenya Premier League champions Gor Mahia FC have been nominated for the male Sports Team of the Year in the 2014 Sports Personality of the Year (SOYA) Awards scheduled for 15th January 2015.

    The event in its 11th Edition aims at awarding sports personalities and teams for their exemplary performances every year.

    Gor Mahia will battle for the top Team of the Year accolade against fellow KPL side and GOtv Shield champions Sofapaka FC, KCB Rugby Club, Kenya 15’s Rugby Team and Kanbis Cricket Club.

    K’Ogallo have previously been nominated in the same category and have emerged 1st runners-up on three occasions (2010, 2012 and 2013) and ranked 3rd once 2009.

    In 2009, George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo was voted the Most Promising Player after an outstanding season performance at Gor Mahia. Then in 2010, club Head Coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno was crowned Coach of the Year.

    The 2014 SOYA Awards voting is in progress and fans can vote for free by dialing *279# from Safaricom mobile line.

    Let’s vote for the team. We have the tyranny of numbers

  • Joe Riaga says:

    Secretary General Omondi has some good ideas but also some misguided ones. Let the EC discuss these issues openly. I like Omondi’s idea of streamlining gate collections. But his penchant for dismissing fan’s concerns is exactly why the club is failing.

  • Mla Ndege says:

    He came to Gor to gain his fitness back and now he want to go back to the same team that drowned his greatness, what a wimp.

  • Walter Alando Bwoga says:

    @ 3 Dan Original thanks for the info.

    Blackberry may need one or two full seasons before trying out his luck in Europe. As he has mentioned, he can work harder to be recalled to National team and do his best to be noticed based on his performance.

    As for Chris Omondi coming back it does not make any difference. We need a sponsor and that is all. Patron has to be looked for and I’m not sure whether we are doing so or we are waiting for a sponsor to come knocking…