Where are they Three Years on: The Muhoroni Youth team that won the KPL Top 8 Trophy
Where are they Three Years on: The Muhoroni Youth team that won the KPL Top 8 Trophy
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Where are they Three Years on: The Muhoroni Youth team that won the KPL Top 8 Trophy

On October 16, 2016 Muhoroni Youth shocked the Kenyan football fans by overcoming Gor Mahia in the Kenyan Premier League Top 8 title at the Nyayo National Stadium.

In what was considered as a walkover by some pundits, one Kennedy Rono was to come with what proved to be the decisive goal in the 66th minute with the disgruntled Gor Mahia fans forcing the game to end prematurely.

The tournament was to be scrapped with Muhoroni reserving the right to hold the trophy forever. But where are the players who did duty for the club three years ago today?

Goalkeeper-Farouk Shikhalo

One of the most successful members of the squad. Made his national team debut last Sunday in a game against Mozambique. Currently, with Tanzania giants Yanga SC, Shikhalo featured for Posta Rangers and Bandari FC after leaving Muhoroni.

Right Back-Yusuf Mohammed

The left-back was one of the most loyal servants of the club. He has not cemented a place at a team since those days having traveled to the National Super League (NSL) to help Wazito FC get promotion to the KPL. Featured for Sofapaka FC too before finding himself at Sony Sugar this season.

Left Back-Mike Simiyu

The little known Simiyu marshaled the left-back in what many described as a performance that earned him a place at Gor Mahia. He was to move to Gor before shifting to Mathare United. He’s current station is not known.

Center Back-Peter Okore

One of the oldest in the lot. Okore had been with Muhoroni since their promotion to the KPL in 2012. The troubles at the club saw him join KCB FC in the NSL. Just as Simiyu, his current station is a mystery.

Midfielder-Kelvin ‘Gaza’ Omondi

The diminutive midfielder known more for his fashion sense than smile had just joined Muhoroni that year from KCB FC. Singlehandedly marshaled a midfield that had Ernest Wendo, Francis Kahata, and a young Amos Nondi. After a stint with Mount Kenya United, he was to join Mathare United at the start of the 2019/20 season.

Midfielder-Francis Ochola (Captain)

After travels that saw him feature at Kakamega Homeboyz and a series of teams, the midfielder came back home this time representing Muhoroni neighbors Chemelil Sugar in the KPL.

Midfielder-Abdalla Hamisi

Another one who gave his all in the game. He tried his luck with Bandari FC after his Muhoroni days but now has a home in Botswana side Orapa FC.

Midfielder-Kennedy Rono

Known as Tash by his peers, the match-winner is just one of the money players in the lot that didn’t have things go on as planned. After sticking around with the team that had brought him so much joy, he was to leave for Kakamega Homeboyz in January. Currently in Nairobi.

Forward- Benjamin Mosha

After troubling opponents down the wings, he was to leave for Sony before settling at Bandari FC where he continues to help them in both the KPL and the CAF Confederations Cup

Forward- Samuel Ndungu

Currently representing Kakamega Homeboyz, Ndung’u was just one of the players that got their career light at Muhoroni. He had stints with AFC Leopards and Mathare United too.

Striker-Moses Arita

Has shifted a chunk of clubs since leaving Muhoroni Youth. He had stints with St. Joseph’s Youth and Shabana FC in the National Super League recently.

Subs: Igweta Timothy (Unknown), James Ogada (Western Stima), Paul Mboya (Sindo United), Victor Omune (Nairobi Stima), Daniel Otieno (Mathare United), Lwamba Bebeto (Bidco United), Calvince Omanga (Chiga-Kisumu)

Coach-Tom Juma

Current Team manager of AFC Leopards.

 

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