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Gor Mahia have new fan in former Everton player – VIDEO

By DAVID KWALIMWA November 24th, 2017 2 min read

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.”


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.