By MN Reporter
Three young footballers from Uriri constituency will join the Kenya Premier League champions Gor Mahia FC after area MP John Kobado organised a tournament.
The trio were picked by Gor team manager Jolawi Obondo after consultation with club’s deputy secretary general Ronald Ng’ala.
The trio are Steve Otieno (goalkeeper), Jacob Okinyi and Gordon Matoka.
The two officials encouraged Kobado to identify football players and forward names to them for value addition to replace the outgoing players in Gor for its stability.
“We will play Uriri Combined before January 2015 at Uriri secondary school and will pick more players depending on their performances,” Obondo said.
that day thanking Kobado for involving them in youth activities.
Ng’ala on his side said player’s welfare in Gor is stable even after losing Dan Sserukuma and Geoffrey Kizito immediately after winning this year’s league.
He said getting long-term sponsors has been a challenge to them thus shaking players especially the highly paid adding that they have identified better players who shall take positions of both Sserukuma and Kizito who ditched Gor for greener pastures.
Kobado said the aim of the tournament during festive season is to engage youths to avoid discrimination and idleness leading to criminal activities among others.
In Migori the club has players including George Blackberry Odhiambo, Duncan Makori, Vincent, Agwanda, Herbart Kopany, Mandela, Fredrick, Ojuki, Roy Okal among others.