Six Gor Mahia players have been named to the squad Harambee stars squad that will start their 2013 CECAFA senior challenge cup campaign on wedesnday against Ethiopia. The six are goalkeeper Jerim Onyango, defenders, Musa Mohamed and David Owino, midfielder Anthony Akumu and strikers Paul Kiongera and Edwin Lavatsa. Kevin Omondi who played a key role in the 2012 CECAFA campaign and who played some stellar games for Kogalo towards the end of the 2013 season has been inexplicably left out.
The stars will be bidding to win the CECAFA cup for the first time since 2002 when a 17 year old Dennis Oliech turned into a one man wrecking machine, scoring in every game as Kenya lifted the trophy in Dar es Salaam. That victorious squad had no Gor Mahia players as Gor Mahia were going through the leanest period in their 45 year history.
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has released a list of Under-20 players to take part in the COSAFA Under 20 championships set for Maseru, Lesotho from December 3rd to 14th. In the squad are three Gor Mahia players: Anthony Gathu “Gaucho”, Angelo Okumu and Joseph Wanyonyi, the latter of whom had a superb second leg that saw him earn a position in the Kogalo starting line-up during the final lap of the 2013 league campaign.