Gor Mahia beat Sofapaka 3-1 to finish third in the 2016 December edition of the KPL U-20 tournament.


Gor had been denied a final berth by eventual winners Mathare United who beat them by the same scoreline in the semi-finals. The youthful Gor side, coached by Maurice Onyango, was captained by Amos Nondi, who at that time had tested first-team football with the senior side.


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Nondi was to move to Georgia the next year where he was signed by Kolkheti Poti but just took a year in the team before moving to Dila Gori where he stays to date. He has been a mainstay player for the team raking over 100 games for the club where his efforts were rewarded by a national team call-up the last time Harambee Stars convened for a clash.


Nondi who captained the side is currently in Georgia with Dila Gori FC (Image| Courtesy)

Apart from Nondi, another successful story was defensive midfielder Teddy Osok who currently plays for Tusker FC. While still in the books of Gor Mahia Youth team, he had been loaned out to Sofapaka and Wazito FC to gain the much-needed experience and when he thought his opportunities of representing the Gor Mahia senior team were small, he moved to Zambia with Kitwe United before returning to the country with Tusker.


Other players who made the ranks at the team include midfielder Chris Alfa and Caleb Omondi who are currently important players on the club’s senior team.


After shining with Kakamega High School, Kevington Machika was to move to Kariobangi Sharks in his first season in the Kenyan top flight before falling back to Kisumu Allstars to regain his confidence before landing at FC Talanta where he currently plies his trade.


Kevington Machika (center) in the colours of FC Talanta this season.

Others who chose other paths include the talented Achieng Kevin better known as Lule by his peers who are said to have ventured into business, Otieno Stephen who ventured into coaching and is part of the Youth team technical bench and Davies Odongo who is a coach at Pro Soccer academy.


So where are the players?
Davies Odongo (Coach, Pro Soccer Academy), Amos Nondi (Dila Gori, Georgia), Teddy Osok (Tusker FC), Kevin Owino (Ligi Ndogo*), Hillary Ojwang’ (Migori Youth), Caleb Omondi (Gor Mahia), Quintine Indeche (Ulinzi Stars), Chris Alfa (Gor Mahia), Stephen Otieno (Gor Youth TB), Reagan Odede (Kariobangi Sharks) and Kevington Machika (FC Talanta)


Musa Ismail, Edwin Musyoki, Ziko Kombo, Jacob Adera, Ibrahim Amuhanda, Eugene Otieno, Elvis Ochieng, Kevin Otieno, Washington Ooko, Nashon Thiong’o, Don Richard, and Oscar Omondi.


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