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Gor Mahia players, owner, stadium, trophies, world rankings
Gor Mahia FC, commonly known as K'Ogallo, is Kenya's most famous football team and one of the most successful in the country. Gor Mahia players have gained a large fanbase across the country despite all odds. Their accomplishments exemplify what a national champion should be, as they have won the Kenya Premier League title an unprecedented 18 times. Compared to their in-laws and biggest rivals, AFC Leopards, the club has five more trophies.
Since 1968, the football team has competed in the country's Premier League and other competitions and has had significant success. Find more fun facts about the club in this article.
Gor Mahia FC's profile summary
- Full name: Gor Mahia Football Club
- Nickname: K'Ogalo
- Founded: 1968
- Colours: Green and White
- Federation: CAF
- Head coach: Paul Nkata
- Captain: Philemon Otieno
- Top scorer: Sammy Onyango (89 goals)
- Stadium: City Stadium, Nairobi
- Instagram: @official_gmfc
- Twitter: @OfficialGMFC
- Networth: $572,000
Gor Mahia FC history
When was Gor Mahia formed? After merging two teams, Luo Stars FC and Luo Union FC, the team was formally created on February 17, 1968. On the other hand, the club's origins may date to the early nineteenth century.
So what exactly does Gor Mahia imply? Gor Mahia, a renowned medicine man from Kanyamwa, Homa Bay county, inspired the team's name. Gor was rumoured to have magical abilities that aided in his recovery. Hence, K'Ogallo is the club's nickname, a medicine man's name component. Gor Wuod Ogada Nyakwar Ogalo was his full name.
Several notable members of the Luo community gathered in the country's capital to officially launch their exceptional team. Who is Gor Mahia's owner? The state owns the club.
Gor Mahia FC management
Mahia's management consists of five officials, with the chairman at the helm.
- Ambrose Rachier - Chairman
- Francis Wasuna - Vice Chairman
- Sam Ochola - Secretary-General
- Dolfina Odhiambo - Treasurer
- Cephas Okuku - Co-Opted EC Member
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Who is Gor Mahia FC's captain?
After the move of their former captain to Tanzania Mainland League side Azam FC, the club appointed a new captain.
"Philemon Otieno is to be our new captain moving forward Sammy Onyango will assist him," Gor Mahia confirmed the changes through their official social media platforms.
- Full name: Philemon Omondi Otieno
- Date of birth: October 18, 1992
- Age: 29 (as of February 2022)
- Place of birth: Kenya
- Height in inches: 6'1"
- Height in centimetres: 185
- Position(s): Attacking Midfielder
- Current team: Gor Mahia FC
Who is Gor Mahia FC's coach?
Spier was confirmed the new boss on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, with Michael Nam joining him as his assistant.
"As a club, we have settled on German Andreas Speir as our new head coach. He will be assisted by Michael Nam in the new technical bench," Gor announced in a statement. "The two will be tasked with reviving the club's title challenge after the dismissal performance of the previous technical bench led by Mark Harrison and Sammy Omollo," the statement added.
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- Full name: Andreas Spier
- Date of birth: December 22, 1962
- Age: 59 (as of 2022)
- Place of birth: Bukarest, Romania
- Height in inches: 6'3"
- Height in centimetres: 187
Gor Mahia squad
This is the current Gor Mahia Squad, including new signings of 2020/21:
- David Mapigano
- Boniface Oluoch
- Levis Opiyo
- Mathews Otieno
- Michael Apudo
- Andrew Juma
- Charles Momanyi
- Geoffrey Ochieng
- Joachim Ochieng
- Frank Odhiambo
- Pascal Ogweno
- Kennedy Owino
- Kelvin Wesonga
- Lawrence Juma
- Bertrand Konfor
- John Macharia
- Andrew Malisero
- Clifton Miheso
- Kenneth Muguna
- Nicholas Ochieng
- Sydney Ochieng
- Bernard Ondiek
- Philemon Otieno
- Ernest Wendo
- Juma Balinja
- Nicholas Kipkirui
- Benson Ochieng
- Toto Okello
- Samuel Onyango
- Jules Ulimwengu
Gor Mahia FC legends
The club has produced legends who contributed positively to major tournaments. Some of the legends are Peter Dawo "Omuga", Charles Otieno "Engine", Austine Oduor "Makamu", among others. The legends are famous in the country because of their skills and positive impact on the country at their time.
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Gor Mahia FC Stadium
Gor Mahia FC achievements
They have won the KPL 19 times and the FKF President's Cup 11 times. They are the only team from Kenya and the CECAFA region to win an African continental title. They won the African Cup Winners Cup in 1987 after reaching the previous year.
Gor Mahia's net worth and players' salaries
In Kenya, Gor Mahia is estimated to be valued at $572,000 million. The club is Kenya's wealthiest football team. Thanks to the ever-present Green Army, the team earns almost $30 million in gate fees during matches. Apart from the gate fees, the club also receives money from their T-shirt sponsor, Tuzo. The current average players' salaries range between $700 to $900.
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Gor Mahia FC trophies
Here are the club trophies since their inception.
- African Cup Winners: 1 in 1987
- CECAFA Clubs Cup: 3 in 1980, 1981, 1985
- Kenyan Premier League: 19 - 1968, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2018–19, 2019–20
- Kenya Challenge Cup/Moi Golden Cup/Transparency Cup/President's Cup/KFF Cup/FKL Cup/FKF Cup: 9 - 1981, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2021
- Kenyan Super Cup: 5 - 2009, 2013 (pre-season), 2015, 2017, 2019
- KPL Top 8 Cup: 2 - 2012, 2015
Gor Mahia FC world ranking
In the 2019 ranking, Gor moved from position 24 to 19 in the latest CAF ranking and 884 globally. They were the only team ranked then. They are currently not ranked.
Social media presence
The 17-time Kenyan champions are among the most popular African sides on social media with 40.4k followers on Instagram, 164.6k followers on Twitter and 901.4k followers on Facebook as of February 2022. These accounts are linked to the club's official website, gormahiafc.co.ke and consistently update followers on the current affairs of the team.
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Gor Mahia FC latest news today
On February 13th, after crowd unrest at half-time, the match between Kogallo and Vihiga Bullets in Kasarani was called off. George Blackberry Odhiambo had put the former Kenya Premier League winners ahead at halftime.
Kogallo has not had a perfect season, but they are still in contention for the title, having collected 30 points from 17 games. They are separated from third-placed KCB by goal difference. At the same time, Kakamega Homeboyz, who overcame Mathare United on Friday to build a six-point lead, are ahead of K'Ogalo with four points.
Gor Mahia players have won two games in a row (against Mathare United and Posta Rangers), drew two games (against Bidco United), and lost to the Mailmen. We will certainly be keeping our eyes on this rising team.
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