League champions Gor Mahia have confirmed the appointment of Jared Odongo as the club’s new Youth Team head coach.

Odongo previously coached the junior side before moving to South B Sportif FC. He returned to head the technical bench again and has now been tasked with nurturing the next crop of talents at Gor.

He has met all the set CAF requirements for the position.

“It’s an honour to be back at Gor Mahia…. This is a big club that runs in our system because even my brother Richard Odit played for the team in 1999…. I have been here and I am really happy to be back.

New Gor Mahia Youth Team Coach//Photo by Gormahiafc.com

“I have a plan in place for the Youth Team but the core aim is to develop the young players so that they can prosper in their football career. Top of our target is good performance as well,” he told Gor’s official website.

Odongo takes over from Tom Ogweno who has been guiding the team in the last few years.

Gor’s Vice Chairman Francis Wasuna stated that they settled for Odongo because of his credentials.

“CAF has requirements and as a club, we had to comply by getting a coach with the needed qualifications… Jared Odongo has the qualifications and he was our best pick for that position,” said Wasuna.

Gor has been on a reshuffling spree in a bid to professionalize various departments within the club.

Ex Goalkeeper and club legend Jerim Onyango who was the Youth Team Manager was moved to the club’s goalkeeping department of Youth Team and the senior team to work with the coaches already in place.

In his place, Collins Kalee who was previously attached to junior team’s technical bench is the new Youth Team Manager, Kennedy Ochola is the new kit manager with Celestinus Otieno as his assistant.