What's Hot

Gor Mahia have new fan in former Everton player – VIDEO

Former Everton midfielder Leon Osman (second left) enjoys lunch at Mama Oliech's restaurant in Nairobi with members of Gor Mahia's technical bench including coach Dylan Kerr (center) and his deputy Zedekiah 'Zico' Otieno (left). PHOTO | COURTESY
Former Everton midfielder Leon Osman (second left) enjoys lunch at Mama Oliech's restaurant in Nairobi with members of Gor Mahia's technical bench including coach Dylan Kerr (center) and his deputy Zedekiah 'Zico' Otieno (left). PHOTO | COURTESY
Gor Mahia has won over former Everton midfielder Leon Osman for an outstanding performance that so the club winning the SportPesa Premier League for a record 16th time.

Gor Mahia has won over former Everton midfielder Leon Osman for an outstanding performance that so the club winning the SportPesa Premier League for a record 16th time.

The ex-England international, who is in Nairobi for a series of charity activities courtesy of giant gaming firm SportPesa, has lauded the club’s achievement, while at the same time challenging the team to strive to match these performances on the continental stage.

The Englishman was also privileged to join the SportPesa Premier League champions for lunch at the famed Mama Oliech restaurant in Nairobi on Thursday.

“I am impressed by what you have been able to achieve as a team over time. Your record is impressive, but then, as a team and individually you ought to get to some sort of a program where you improve on a daily basis. If you win the league, then try and win on the continent,” said Osman.

“I also have to commend you because you played very well against Everton (in the friendly match last June). The whole team gave a good account of themselves. You all represented Africa very well.”

LEAGUE TITLE

K’Ogalo narrowly lost 2-1 to a Wayne Rooney Everton in that friendly match that was played in Dar es Salaam.

Gor Mahia easily reclaimed the SportPesa Premier League title from Tusker this season, and are set to represent the country in the African Champions League next year.

Earlier, Leon who won two caps for England during his player career, also hailed the desire shown by Kenyan footballers at the grassroots, and promised to mobilise playing kit for them in a bid to develop their talents.

The Englishman who doubles up as SportPesa ambassador spoke at Ziwani grounds in Nairobi after watching the annual Koth Biro tournament clash between Santos FC and Githurai All Stars.

 

 

 

About the author

DAVID KWALIMWA

DAVID KWALIMWA

David Kwalimwa is a journalist with a great bias for sporting events and current affairs. He studied Information Technology at Kampala International University. He’s experience in journalism includes covering Kenya’s General Elections in 2013 and 2017, two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, the FIVB Grand Prix in Mexico and Croatia, and Women’s Volleyball World Cup.



Watch

thumb image

KenyaBuzz

    Lit360