Gor Mahia legend and former Posta Rangers head coach Sammy “Pamzo” Omollo has been appointed assistant coach.
He will be assisting Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto in the team management.
“We are glad to inform Gor Mahia fans and the general public that Sammy Omollo aka Pamzo has been appointed as our assistant Coach replacing Patrick Odhiambo who left to join Kakamega Homeboyz. Pamzo has been the head coach of Posta Rangers FC until his appointment to this position.
He brings lots of experience and expertise to our side considering his know-how of the Kenyan league both as a player and a qualified manager.”, reads the confirmation letter from the Secretary-General office.
“As K’Ogalo family, we wish Pamzo all the best in his new role and promise him every possible support as we continue taking the status of the champion of Gor Mahia FC to higher levels. Further to this, the assistant coach has been drawn into the traveling contingent of Gor Mahia FC players, technical bench, and the club officials who are set to leave the country tonight to take on NAPSA FC of Zambia in the Confederations Cup return leg on Sunday 21st February 2021.”, the letter reads further
A CAF A License holder, Omollo began playing football in the local league, making his Kenyan Premier League debut for Kenya Breweries F.C. in 1990. In 1992, he joined rivals Gor Mahia F.C. for two seasons before returning to Kenya Breweries. Omollo helped Kenya Breweries reach the final of the 1994 African Cup Winners’ Cup.
Omollo would sign a professional contract with the Indian side East Bengal FC in 1996. After two seasons in India, he moved to Mohun Bagan A.C. for another three seasons.
Omollo made several appearances for the Kenya national football team, including five FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. He played for Kenya at the 1992 African Cup of Nations finals.
After he retired from playing, Omollo became a manager and led Mahakama to the Kenyan Premier League. He was appointed manager of Tusker in late 2010. While at Tusker FC he won the Kenyan Premier League title in the year 2011.