Sweet tune to Gor as ‘Blackberry’ rings new deal


(FILE)George Odhiambo of Gor Mahia FC in action against AFC Leopards SC during their ...
(FILE)George Odhiambo of Gor Mahia FC in action against AFC Leopards SC during their Mashemeji derby KenyanPremier league match at the Safaricom stadium Kasarani on March 06, 2016. AFC Leopards SC won 1-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

Gor Mahia winger George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo has given the record 16-time champions a major boost ahead of the new busy season after inking a two-year deal.

The new deal with keep ‘Blackberry’ at the club until June 2019.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, club’s assistant secretary Ronald Ngala said that the versatile attacker had shown the strong intent of remaining at the club.

“It’s true that Odhiambo has signed a two-year contract. Last year he shared his desire of remaining in the team…This year we are playing in the Caf- Champions League and Blackberry will boost us in the competition.”

Odhiambo was one of the success stories of the season ended after his impressive performances culminated in him being picked as the Midfielder of the Year by the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK).

He is one of Gor’s longest-serving servants – in two different spells – the first of which saw him win the Most Valuable Player award in 2010.

George Odhiambo (2nd R) of Gor Mahia FC celebrates with teammates, Khalid Aucho (2nd L) and Enock Agwanda (R) after scoring against City Stars FC during their Sportspesa Premier League match at the Nyayo National Stadium on March 12, 2016. The match ended 2-2. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha
(FILE)George Odhiambo (2nd R) of Gor Mahia FC celebrates with teammates, Khalid Aucho (2nd L) and Enock Agwanda (R) after scoring against City Stars FC during their Sportspesa Premier League match at the Nyayo National Stadium on March 12, 2016. The match ended 2-2. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

At the same time,  Ngala has slammed the recent Kenyan Premier League awards saying they were so biased as none of Gor Mahia player was honoured.

Gor were dominant through the season, with their players being feted at the SJAK awards gala but were shockingly overlooked at the KPL event, and the club official is not taking it lightly.

“The KPL awards have lost meaning. I wonder why Madoya (Michael) was given four accolades. Zoo Kericho at some point was struggling with relegation and now their player Madoya has won more than three awards. This is not fair at all,” Ngala charged.

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