Remembering Zablon Otieno “Pro”

Former Gor Mahia midfield ace Zablon Otieno Osowo, popularly known as “Pro” is no more. He passed away on Friday Morning May 13. He had been undergoing treatment at Jamaa hospital in Buru Buru for Pneoumonia and a heart attack he had suffered hours earlier. Pro will be remembered firstly as one of the most dedicated players to play for Kogalo. He logged several years with the club. And this was during the club’s dark ages when it was constantly in the relegation zone and could barely make ends meet financially. And along with fellow Midfielder Dan Ogada, another very dedicated player, he is one of the most skillful players to play for the club in recent times. He mesmerized opponents and fans alike with deft touches and brilliant moves.

Zablon Otieno’s formative days in Kaloleni

Zablon Otieno Black Mamba, Re Union

Zablon Otieno joins the big leagues

Zablon Mentoring the young Blackberry

Zablon Otieno Coaching Career

Sporting Family

Nicodemus Arudhi, seen here on the right playing for Luo Union FC against Mwenge of Mombasa sometimes in the late to mid 1960s. Notice the resemblance to Pro and Ade

Rest In Peace

Zablon Otieno will be remembered as one of the most talented players ever to don the green Kogalo jersey. He will be remembered as an Eastlands legend. Surprisingly he was never called to the national team. He leaves behind a wife and three children. May be rest in peace.

11 thoughts on “Remembering Zablon Otieno “Pro”

  1. RIP IN PEACE WOUD K’GALO.

    WE SHOULD START A FUND HOWEVER HUMBLE FOR THESE HEROS.
    THE MENTION OF AKINA ORIEKO AND FINDI ALWAYS EVOKES STRONG (LOVELY AND SAD) MEMEORIES FOR ME.

    THESE GUYS GAVE/GIVE US SO MUCH JOY YET MOST PASS AWAY BECAUSE OF LACK OF BASIC MEDICAL CARE. AM NOT SAYING WE CAN TAKE CARE OF THEM 100% BUT LET’S TRY THE NASIO WAY.
    EROKAMANO “PRO”

    CURRENT TEAM WEAR A BLACK ARM BAND DURING SUNDAY’S GAME IN HONOUR OF OWN DEPARTED HERO/HEROES.

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