19 Jan 10

Plans are complete to have Gor Mahia play Uganda’s league Champions Revenue Authority at City stadium this Saturday 23rd as from 4pm. URA FC contingent of 23 will arrive in Nairobi on Thursday and have chosen Gor Mahia to gauge their charges before taking on Zanaco FC of Zambia in Orange CAF champions league in Kampala Uganda three weeks later. Gor Mahia will be at full strength after the arrival of their six players who were in Yemen over the weekend doing National duty. Coach Gideon Ochieng is elated with this kind of opposition citing opportunity of building his squad mentality before playing El-Meriekh FC next weekend. El-Meriekh arrived yesterday and are camping at Kasarani.
 
 
Report by Ronald. N. Ngala
office of the assistant secretary-general
Gor Mahia Football Club.

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19 Jan 10

Date of Birth: May 29, 1986
Previous Club Mathare United
Position: Midfielder/Winger
Years Active 2013 – Present

Innocent Mutiso had been playing for Mathare since his teen years. When he first joined Gor Mahia, coach Zdvarko Logarusic was far from impressed. It appeared that Mutiso would not last long at the club. But Mutiso worked his way back into Logarusic’s good graces by providing scintillating performances whenever he was given a chance. His breathtaking speed and enterprise on the wing has made him extremely useful especially as a second half substitute where he gives tiring defenders nightmares.

Mutiso’s career has however been marred by injuries both at Mathare United and now at Gor Mahia.


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12 Jan 10

Gor Mahia FC has lined up three explosive friendlies which will give the coach Gideon Ochieng an opportunity to settle on his starting eleven beginning this Saturday 16th when they take on newly promoted side Mahakama at City Stadium. This will be followed by an international friendly match against Uganda’s league champions URA FC (Uganda Revenue Authority) on Saturday 23rd at the same venue before taking on El-Mereikh on 30th January. Both URA FC and El-Meriekh will be preparing for their first encounters in Africa Champions league tournament in early February. Whereas the latter will be camping here for three weeks, the former will be in the country courtesy of Soccer International.
 
Report by Ronald N. Ngala
Asst. SG- Gor Mahia FC.

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6 Jan 10

Gor Mahia FC Chairman Ambrose Otieno Rachier has once again honoured his words when he said after his election to the office that he will always respect the club’s constitution which states that the club’s leadership mandate will be subjected to an annual renewal. This event was supposed to have taken place in July last year but members requested the current officials to continue with their work until the end of 2009 KPL season. The current office obliged and a promise was made that it would be done before the league kicks off hence the set date. Major on the card besides elections/confirmation  of new office bearers will be a chance to overhaul the current constitution to match the modern FIFA statutes which advocates for longer term for office bearers if meaningful objectives are to be met.
 
 
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Ronald N. Ngala
From the office of assistant Secretary-General for Secretary-General.

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1 Jan 10

Peter Opiyo in action against Tusker
News that Peter Opiyo could be playing in KPL next season in Gor Mahia jersey no. 12 was received with jubilation at the same time the much sort sensational former Lang’ata high school wonder boy Kevin Omondi signed a three years deal yesterday with K’ogalo. This is good news to K’ogalo fans owing to the fact that a little known Kenyan made  ‘Patrick Viera’ in  the name of Teddy Antony Okumu, fished from somewhere in Mathare slums, had accepted the same deal a day before. Teddy is a midfield maestro who is bound to win the hearts of all football fans next season. Duncan Otieno Makori, scoring machine with the best scoring prowess from Migori United is another catch by Gor Mahia camp. This is one player who has amazed everybody including himself with his ability to score goals. Out of the 19 goals in seven matches scored during the Nyanza tour Makori who always came in as a substitute had five to his credit. 
Report by Ronald N. Ngala.

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28 Dec 09

Gor Mahia completed their Nyanza tour in style by collecting ’17 points’ out of possible 21 after drubbing Mbita Combined 4-0 with goals scored by new signings Kevin Omondi (Lang’ata High School)(2), Duncan Makori (2). The tour which started on 17th Dec with a match against Ndhiwa Combined where Dan Makori scored the solitary goal which separated the two teams before moving to Homa Bay the following day. This match ended in 2-2 score line with Duncan Owiti scoring the first goal after just 40 seconds of play, Elisha Ochieno added the second one. Saturday 19th was the peak of tour when Gor Mahia locked horns with hard tackling Express FC of Uganda. It was not until late in the first half when Duncan Owiti raced on the touch line  before releasing a cross which George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo tapped home. Odhiambo later became a culprit of wasted chances including one occasion when he rounded every body including the goalkeeper before placing the ball wide. In fact scoring was even easier than tapping the ball out. He was so near the goal that nobody believed that the ball went wide. Kisumu East MP Olago Aluoch was heard shouting that the net must have been porous!.
After this gruelling match, the next stage was Siaya municipal stadium where the young charges ran riot by routing Siaya Combined 8-0 with goals from George Odhiambo (3), Dan Makori (2), John Kiplang’at (Karabok Secondary School)(2) and Brian Osumba (1). Odhiambo scored his hat trick in the first 30 minutes. The locals fans requested for his early replacement so that they could ‘enjoy the match’ because he was a neusance to the local defenders. This request was granted though the substitute Makori was even more dangerous than Odhiambo himself. In his introduction Makori scored a goal which can be equated to the goal scored by one (I can’t remember the name) of Algerian National team player when they eliminated Egypt in race to South Africa in Sudan. It was simply the goal of the whole trip.
Coach Gideon Ochieng
The team then got their match in the morning of 21st Dec when they met with skilfull and determined Gem Combined which stretched them to 0-0 score line. In the afternoon of the same day they dismissed Bondo United 3-0 with goals from Kevin Omondi, Dan Makori and John Kiplang’at. All the three goals were scored in the last ten minutes of play before crossing in ferry to Mbita point where the tour ended.
After Mbita match the team crossed ferry again back to Gem where the team was feted and players awarded with George Odhiambo emerging as the best player of the year and Julius Owino as his runners up. Francis Akang’o was voted the best defender of the year with Ibrahim Kitawi clinching the best midfielder of year slot. George Odhiambo again won top scorers award seconded by Duncan Owiti. Samson Ogutu who has been the team Physio since 1973 was honoured by the Chairman as the most long serving person in Gor Mahia family. New signing Kevin Omondi was voted as the most promising player while Dan Makori (5 goals) received ‘top scorer of the trip’ award with Kevin Omondi and George Odhiambo sharing the second spot with 4 goals a piece. The players are now on holiday untill second week of January when they will resume training in aticiaption of the next season and a possible friendly match organized by Soccer International against either a club from South Africa or Sports Club Villa in late January.
Report by Ronald N. Ngala
office of the assistant secretary – operations
Gor Mahia Football Club.

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3 Dec 09

Kogalo received a nomination in practically every category at the 2009 Footballer of the Year awards, a far cry from the past few years and  further evidence of the clubs resurgence

 

Fairplay Players of the Year

1 Titus Mulama Mathare United

2 Dennis Okoth City Stars

3 David Otieno SonySugar

4 Mark Sirengo Western Stima

5 James Situma Sofapaka

New Players of the Year

1 Patrick Kagogo Sofapaka

2 George Odhiambo Gor Mahia

3 Peter Opiyo Gor Mahia

4 *David Gateri City Stars

5 Andrew Tololwa Mathare United

Goalkeepers of the Year

1 Noah Ayuko Sher Karuturi

2 Wilson Obungu Sofapaka

3 Duncan Ochieng Mathare United

4 Jackton Odhiambo Ulinzi Stars

5 David Okello Thika United

Defenders of the Year

1 Francis Akango Gor Mahia

2 Jockins Atudo Tusker

3 Geoffrey Kokoyo Ulinzi Stars

4 Pascal Ochieng KCB

5 Edgar Odhiambo Mathare United

Midfielders of the Year

1 Humphrey Mieno KCB

2 Titus Mulama Mathare United

3 Chrispine Olando Thika United

4 Peter Opiyo Gor Mahia

5 James Situma Sofapaka

Best Players of the Year

1 John Baraza Sofapaka

2 Joseph Nyaga Mathare United

3 Edgar Ochieng Mathare United

4 Peter Opiyo Gor Mahia

5 James Situma Sofapaka

Coaches of the Year

1 Abdalla Juma Thika United

2 Francis Kimanzi Mathare United

3 Robert Matano Sofapaka

4 James Nandwa Tusker

5 Gideon Ochieng Gor Mahia


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23 Nov 09

Peter Opiyo displayed the poise and excellent vision of an experienced player when he featured for the national team in 2010 world cup qualifying campaign. Following his impressive performance, Opiyo was able to attend trials with German second tier side Fortuna Dusseldorf. It is worth noting that Gor Mahia beat Fortuna Dusseldorf 1-0 in a 1985 friendly match thanks to a goal by Abass Magongo. At the time Fortuna Dusseldorf was in the top league, the Bundesliga.

Peter Opiyo and Antoine Hey

Opiyo was introduced to Dusseldorf coach Norbert Meier by former national team coach Norbert Meier, who remarked “One could see at first attempt that the boy can play very good football ”

Antoine Hey told the German media : “Peter plays for me in the national team. He is a very good player, whose key strengths is on the defensive midfield “, said Hey , a former Düsseldorfer professional. „I would be pleased much, if he could find accomodation here.

Peter Opiyo said “My goal is it, here with Fortuna – where I am impressed so far. – I hope to help this club earn a promotion to the Bundesliga.

According to the Dusseldorf website, “ There are however two problems. „The player has still one and a half years contract in Kenya.

The second difficulty: On Opiyos favourite position in the defensive midfields Fortuna has actually no need. They are equipped with Claus Costa and Stefan winner there.

It is therefore an uphill task for Opiyo but if anyone can overcome it, it is him.

 


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23 Nov 09

Harambee stars may have failed miserably in their efforts to qualify for the cup of nations but Gor Mahia fans had something to be cheerful about. Captain Julius Owino and defensive midfielder Peter Opiyo played starring roles in the national team’s campaign.

Julius Owino in action against the Carthage Eagles

Owino was rock solid at full back and offered additional options in attack. One of his forays up front ended with him scoring against Mozambique.

Peter Opiyo won rave reviews for his superior work rate and excellent ball distribution and was able to parlay it into trials with Fortuna Dusseldorf of Germany.

In addition, George Odhiambo, Ibrahim Kitawi and Chris Wekesa have also been called up to the national team, giving Kogalo fans more to cheer.

Over the past 5 years, Gor Mahia players in the national team have been as rare as trees in a desert. This a far cry from the glory days of the 1970s and 1980s when Kogalo often provided almost half of the national team players. This was during the heyday of players like Sammy Owino “Kempes”, Bob Ogolla, Otieno Bassanga, Charles Otieno, Abass Magongo, John Okello “Zangi” among many others.


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9 Nov 09

Gor Mahia came from behind to beat KCB 2-1 at the Nairobi city stadium thanks to a brace from 19 year old Duncan Owiti.

 

 

KCB had taken the lead thanks to Under-17 captain Eugine Asike who opened the scores for the bankers in the 57th

minute, connecting Geoffrey Maina’s cross with a volley, but substitute Owiti beat an offside trap to level the scores with his second touch of the ball, looping the ball over an advancing custodian Daniel Oluoch.

Owiti was at it again in the added time as he tapped in a loose ball from a goalmouth melee to improve their campaign of finishing the league in third position.

K’Ogalo are now in 4th position, a dramatic improvement from the performance of the recent years.


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