Tag: Tom Odhiambo



23 Oct 14

Dan Sserunkuma has been the most consistent scorer in the Kenya premier league over the past in 2012, he almost nailed the scoring title but missed by finishing only one goal behind John Baraza. In 2013, he spent much of the first leg on the bench as coach Logarusic preferred Mungai Kiongera and Rama Salim upfront. But he came on strong in the second leg, scoring 8 goals. In 2011, he had six goals, which was four behind Hugo Nzangu who was the leading scorer.

Gor Mahia rarely produces the league’s leading scorer. In fact one might have to go back to the 1990s or even the 1980s to find the last time a Gor Mahia players was the top scorer. In the intervening period, other players like George Odhiambo, Emmanuel Wakata, Steve Okumu and Tom Odhiambo have been among the leading goal scorers.

This season however, Sserunkuma has topped the scoring charts for most of the season and seems destined to capture the scoring crown. With three matches left, Sserunkuma is in the drivers seat with 15 goals. Stepehen Waruru of Ulinzi is breathing down his neck with 11 goals.

But he is nonplussed and insists that winning the league is far more important.

“It is great to be the leading scorer but for me the most important thing is helping Gor Mahia win the title. Two years ago, I scored many goals but it did not give us the title,” he told the Standard.
And he is under no illusions but how difficult the match against Sofapaka will be.
“Sofapaka are a good side who are also keen on winning the KPL title. We expect a tough match against them on Sunday and for this reason, we must all be at our best. It will not be an easy match and we need to maintain our focus all through.

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14 Jan 14

Story by Muroro Pacho
Milimani-Strathmore

In its 46 year history, Gor Mahia has seen its fair share of deadly strikers. It is difficult to come up with a precise list of who the best strikers ever to don the Kogalo jersey. But below is a sample.

William Ouma “Chege”

Maurice Ochieng “Sonyi”

Nahashon Oluoch “Lule”

 

Sammy Onyango “Jogoo”

 Hezborn Omollo

Peter Dawo

The Early 1990s: Tom Odhiambo and Jared Achieng

The Two Steves : Odiaga and Okumu

Steve Okumu in his heyday

 George Odhiambo “Blackberry”

Dan Sserunkuma

 Teamwork and Partnerships

The key to success for any strike force over the years has been team-work and the ability of the strikers to gain an understanding with each other. The most successful strike partnerships have been those where the players are cohesive and are willing to work hard for other team-mates. One hopes that the squad of 2014 will follow in this vein.

 


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