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The 2013 Goal Kenya Player of the Year takes up the task from Moses ‘Dube’ Odhiambo and will deputize for goalkeeper Jerim Onyango in upcoming season
2013 Goal Kenya Player of the Year David ‘Calabar’ Owino has been appointed the deputy captain at Kenya Premier League champions Gor Mahia.
Owino, who beat a host of players among them Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama to the inaugural trophy, replaces Moses ‘Dube’ Odhiambo and will deputize for goalkeeper Jerim Onyango in coming season.
Odhiambo is among players to have been released by K’Ogalo and has since left for trials in South Africa with unknown club after penning a deal with Thika United.
“I want to thank Gor Mahia management more so the technical bench for giving me the opportunity to be deputy captain. I was not expecting to be bestowed with such a great honor but I now expect and promise to do my best,” Owino told Goal.
“We have a huge season coming up and our target is to do well in Caf Champions League and also make sure that we retain the premiership title. We have a good team now and with the arrival of new signings, we are ready to deliver positive results.”
Gor Mahia face Sofapaka in Kenya Charity Cup tournament on Sunday at Nyayo Stadium. The other match will pit GOtv Shield Cup champions AFC Leopards’ against Mathare United.
Jerim Confident of lifting Charity cup
K’Ogalo captain and goalkeeper reveals to Goal that they have what it takes to clinch Kenya Charity Cup trophy at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday
Gor Mahia captain Jerim Onyango believes the team has what it takes to win Sunday’s Kenya Power Charity Cup.
The team takes on defending champions in the opener and Onyango remains confident they will get past their opponents.
“Last year, we reached the final. This time around we are looking at lifting the trophy. The fact is we have a strong squad that is capable of winning the trophy,” Onyango told Goal.
Gor Mahia lost to Sofapaka on post-match penalties in the final of last year’s tournament which was also the inaugural edition.
Onyango says winning this year’s edition remains important to Gor Mahia as it will boost their performance in the first round of their continental assignment.
Apart from Gor Mahia and Sofapaka, other teams that will take part in the Charity Cup are AFC Leopards’ and Mathare United, who play in the other semi-final.