Otieno signs contract extension to hand Gor massive boost


Otieno signs contract extension to hand Gor massive boost
FILE: Gor Mahia's captain Philemon Otieno controls the ball during their Kenyan Premier League match against Nakumatt FC at the Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on August 04, 2018. The match ended 2-2. (PHOTO/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha)

In Summary

  • Otieno has been out of action after going under the knife in August last year following a knee injury he sustained while on national duty with Harambee Stars.

Gor Mahia have been handed a massive shot in the arm after right back Philemon Otieno penned a new deal with the club.

The new deal should see him don the green jersey upto January 2022.

Otieno has been out of action after going under the knife in August last year following a knee injury he sustained while on national duty with Harambee Stars.

At the same time, lanky forward Edwin Lavatsa has made a shock return to the club. His return marks a reunion with the club, seven years after  leaving the outfit.

Lavatsa is joined at the club by Ugandan striker Juma Balinya from Yanga SC of Tanzania, midfielder Nicholas Omondi from NSL side Kibera Black Stars, left back Michael Abudo (Posta Rangers), Ghanaian Jackson Owusu( Asante Kotoko , Ghana) and NSL top scorer Clinton Okoth from NSL side Migori Youth.

Also promoted to the team are Gor Mahia Youth FC products defender Alphonse Omija and midfielder Chris Alpha Onyango.

Players who’ve joined the club

Juma Balinya Young Africans SC, Tanzania)

Alphonce Omija (Gor Mahia Youth)

Alpha Chris Onyango (Gor Mahia Youth)

Clinton Okoth (Migori Youth FC, on loan)

Nicholas Omondi (Kibera Black Stars)

Michael Apudo (Posta Rangers)

Jackson Owusu (Asante Kotoko FC)

Edwin Lavatsa (Kakamega Homeboys FC)

Players who left the club

  1. Gnamien Yikpe
  2. Curtis Wekesa
  3. Francis Afriyie
  4. Maurice Ojwang
  5. Raphael Asudi
  6. Tobias Otieno
  7. Robert Okoth
  8. Dennis Oalo (loaned out to Nairobi Stima)

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