Goalkeeper, Jerry “Jagoal” Onyango has been voted as team captain for the 2013 season. Jerim has been the captain since 2011 with former captain, left full back Julius Owino left the team after a long career with the club.
Ther election took place amongst the players. Other contestants were Moses Odhiambo, Anthony Akumu and Kevin Omondi. Of these, Onyango was the most logical choice. He has the best leadership abilities of the current group pf players and is one of the longest serving players.
Onyango had a good season in 2012 that saw him regain his place in the national team after a shaky 2011 season that saw many fans calling for his replacement.
He thanked his team-mates for the faith they bestowed on him. “Leadership is a great and challenging task but and I also thank them for the co-operation they have always accorded me. I am looking forward to the same once more and hopefully we will work together to overcome the challenges ahead. It makes me really happy and proud to be captain – it’s a real honour, said Onyango to supersport.com
Onyango has a long way to go however before he can scale the heights of other legendary and inspirational Gor Mahia skippers like Allan Thigo, Peter Otieno “Bassanga” and Austin Oduor, all of whom lifted multiple trophies. Fans will be hoping that Onyango will be the one to lead Kogalo back to the promised land after a 17 year hiatus.