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Allan Thigo: The High Priest of Gor Mahia FC

Story by Muroro Pacho

Thigo remained a stalwart of the national team until the early 1980s. He is seen here on a visit to Seychelles with Harambee Stars. Also in the picture are Aggrey Lukoye William Ouma “Chege”, Simon Gundi and a young Mahmoud Abbas

1974: Thigo stabilizes the ship after the mass exodus

Thigo introduces team-mate defender James Ogolla Kadir

1976: Thigo leads Gor Mahia to an unbeaten league title as player coach

1979: Thigo Leads Gor Mahia to the Africa cup final as player coach

1980 and onwards

Thigo’s last season 1982 with Otieno Solo, Sammy Ndonga and Andrew Obunga, greeting KFF chairman Clement Gachanja

Thigo waves to the crowd in 2015 at an event to commemorate winning the league title unbeaten in 1976

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