Blow For Gor Mahia as Another Key Player Decamps to The US

Gor Mahia midfielder Tobias Otieno has left the club for  American fourth division side, Union Omaha Soccer Club.

Otieno joined Gor Mahia at the start of the season from the now relegated Awendo based Sony Sugar FC. He impressed while with the Millers and was one of the club’s first signings. He seamlessly walked into Gor’s first XI.

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The defensive midfielder has been on fine form for the reigning league champions this campaign putting in a good shift for the Steven Pollack side despite the financial struggles the team has been facing.

He has now ended his stay with Gor Mahia by signing for the newly formed US side Union Omaha. The club recruited 13 players on Tuesday.

“Tobias Otieno joins us from Gor Mahia FC. He was one of the youngest starters in the Kenya Premier League in 2019 and is also a member of the U-23 national team,” the club announced.

Gor Mahia midfielder Tobias Otieno takes a shot during their Kenyan Premier League Super Cup match against Bandari at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on August 18, 2019. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

On his part, the workaholic midfielder said he is looking forward to linking up with his new teammates and thanked the club for signing him.

“I would love to thank Union Omaha fraternity for the big step they’ve made in my signing. Big thanks and can’t wait to join you guys for a great season,” he stated.

He becomes the third key player to quit Gor Mahia this window. The others are Ivorian striker Yikpe Gnamien and Ghanain Francis Afriyie.


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