Tag: Timonah Wanyonyi

6 Jun 17

Former Gor Mahia ace Timonah Wanyonyi has nothing but good things to say about Gor Mahia. He says his career was on the ascendancy when he was at Gor Mahia but nosedived as soon as he left.

He takes pride in having helped the club lift the KPL trophy after an 18 year wait and he blames his parents for coercing him to leave Kogalo and join Ingwe.

The once promising midfielder formed a superb combination with Dan Sserukuma, Geoffrey Kizito, Shaban Kenga, Rama Salim and others during his heyday.

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1 Dec 15

Midfielder Timonah Wanyonyi who left Gor Mahia in mid 2014, has confirmed that he will leave AFC Leopards and will be seeking a new club with a possible return to Gor Mahia.

“My possible destination is either Gor Mahia or Tusker.”  he said to goal.com

He left Gor Mahia at the behest of his father, a staunch Ingwe fan.

“He (Wanyonyi) was under lot of pressure from his parents to join Leopards.  Although our rivals haven’t contacted us, I believe they have sealed a deal (with the player) because he is moving on a free transfer,” said Chris Omondi who was the Gor Mahia secretary general at the time.

But his stay at AFC Leopards has been fraught with problems. It started on the wrong foot when INgwe bounced a cheque that was meant for Timonah

“It is true that a cheque for Sh200, 000 given to me by AFC Leopards’ bounced and my father was nearly arrested after he presented it to the bank.” he said at the time.

Whereas he impressed at Gor Mahia, even earning a spot in the senior national team, he has struggled at Ingwe, getting little playing time.

But Wanyonyi was a youngster at the time and has likely matured and learned in the intervening two years.

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13 Jul 14

courtesy of goal.com

Former Gor Mahia midfielder Timonah Wanyonyi has asked to be released by AFC Leopards’ four days after it merged that the team had issued him with a cheque that bounced.

The player has not attended training for the last two weeks as he protested the move which nearly saw his father get arrested. Wanyonyi was not in the team when they played Bandari and was not in squad for Sunday’s league match against Mathare United at Nyayo Stadium.

Speaking exclusively to Goal on Sunday, Wanyonyi said he feels cheated by AFC Leopards’ officials and can no longer continue to play for the club.

“I was cheated by AFC Leopards’ officials. They gave me a cheque knowing very well they did not have money in the account. My father was nearly arrested apart from being penalized by the bank.

“It was a well calculated move since they knew I could not do anything after the window had closed. Now I am telling them that I would rather stay home than play for them.

“I want out and will wait for the new window to open. They have spoiled my chances of playing football this season and wish they could have left me where I was.”

He also denied an explanation by AFC Leopards’ Organising Secretary Timothy Lilumbi that he had been issued with a post-dated cheque. “The cheque they gave me was dated June 30 and that is when it was to be cashed and it is the date I banked it.”

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19 Jun 14

Timonah Wanyonyi who has been rumoured to be leaving Gor Mahia is now fotrmally out of the club and is set to join arch rivals AFC Leopards according to a report from goal.com

Wanyonyi is believed to have approached AFC Leopards’ to sign him on Wednesday. He took advantage of the few days remaining before his contract at Gor Mahia expires on June 22 to leave.

AFC Leopards Organising Secretary Timothy Lilumbi revealed to Goal the move but insisted that no official communication will be made until June 23.

“He (Wanyonyi) still has a few days before his contract at Gor Mahia expires and so we don’t want to say much but the fact is he approached us wanting to join our club and we cannot be blamed for that.” said Lilumbi to goal.com in a bid to deflect attention from the fact that they have been seeking Wanyonyis signature ever since he joined Gor Mahia in mid 2013.

Gor Mahia Secretary General Chris Omondi said the player had refused any contract extension talks and wished him the best. “We have been trying to have him extend his contract for the last several months but he has not been keen on it.

“Apparently, he was up to something and we can only wish him the best of luck. We have depth and his absence will not affect us.”

Wanyonyi scored against AFC Leopards’ two weeks ago when his club lost 3-1 to Gor Mahia.

Wanyonyi had tried to join AFC leopards when he left Aspire academy but AFC declined. It was not until he started shining at Gor Mahia that AFC started to pursue him.

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