Odhiambo ready for new and bigger challenges at Gor Mahia

It is now official, coach Patrick Odhiambo has left Sony Sugar for Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia after none and a half seasons with the Awendo based side, and he says he is ready for what is ahead of him.

Odhiambo, who led Sony Sugar to a fifth place finish in the 2018/19 KPL season as head coach, is set to take over as the new assistant coach at Gor Mahia following the resignation of Zedekiah Zico Otieno earlier in June.

Sony family

The coach leaves on a high and in his parting short to the Millers, admitted he enjoyed his time at the Awendo based side as he thanked the club for the role played in his growth.

“I am moving to Gor Mahia, that’s true and as I leave I just want to say thanks to the Sony Sugar family for everything. As a coach and a person I have grown with them and even as I leave, I remain a member of the family,” he told Soka.

Local, regional and continental

At Gor Mahia, Odhiambo will have local, regional and continental assignments to plan for a big difference to his time at Awendo, when he only had league assignments to prepare for.

He says he is ready for the new order and seeks to grow even more at his new role.

“We all face different challenges at some point in life. It is through these challenges that we grow so I am ready for this new one and I believe whenever I give my contribution, I will learn and I will be better,” he added.

Odhiambo has previously handled Kisumu Day High School, Muhoroni Youth, Agrochemicals FC and Western Stima. At Gor Mahia he will work with league winning coach Hassan Oktay.