Jerim Onyango is certainly Gor Mahia’s man of the moment. With a series of spectacular saves, he has ensured the club secured six points in the last 2 games.
|Date of Birth:||November 11, 1984|
|Previous Club||Kenya Revenue Authority|
|Years Active||2008 – Present|
He is Nicknamed “Jerry Jagoal”, which is dholuo parlance for “goalkeeper. Jerry “Jagoal” has been Gor Mahia’s first choice goalkeeper since he joined the club. In 2013 he was voted the team captain by fellow players. An excellent shot stopper, Jerry has been called up to the national team several times.
He was born in Ugunja in Siaya county. He attended Kibera primary, Kamkunji secondary school and Rambula Mixed secondary school. It was at Kamkunji that his career started to take shape.
Soon after leaving school, he joined KRA before joining Gor Mahia 2 years later. 2011 was his best year having conceded only 15 goals throughout the season which saw him ranked as statistically the best goalkeeper in Kenya.
In 2012 he was named the runners up best keeper in the 2012 season during last year’s KPL awards
In 2013, he is yet again having stellar year, almost single handedly winning matches for the team. Should he continue at this rate he is sure to be named KPL goalkeeper of the year in 2013.
If Jerim leads Gor Mahia to the all important league title and stars for the national team, he could become recognized as one of the club’s legendary goalkeepers like James Sianga, Dan Odhiambo, David Ochieng and Tirus Omondi.
Onyango cites Kenya International goalkeeper Arnold Origi and Dutch goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Saar as his role models.