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The 2013 Goal Kenya Player of the Year takes up the task from Moses ‘Dube’ Odhiambo and will deputize for goalkeeper Jerim Onyango in upcoming season

2013 Goal Kenya Player of the Year David ‘Calabar’ Owino has been appointed the deputy captain at Kenya Premier League champions Gor Mahia.

Owino, who beat a host of players among them Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama to the inaugural trophy, replaces Moses ‘Dube’ Odhiambo and will deputize for goalkeeper Jerim Onyango in coming season.

Odhiambo is among players to have been released by K’Ogalo and has since left for trials in South Africa with unknown club after penning a deal with Thika United.

“I want to thank Gor Mahia management more so the technical bench for giving me the opportunity to be deputy captain. I was not expecting to be bestowed with such a great honor but I now expect and promise to do my best,” Owino told Goal.

“We have a huge season coming up and our target is to do well in Caf Champions League and also make sure that we retain the premiership title. We have a good team now and with the arrival of new signings, we are ready to deliver positive results.”

Gor Mahia face Sofapaka in Kenya Charity Cup tournament on Sunday at Nyayo Stadium. The other match will pit GOtv Shield Cup champions AFC Leopards’ against Mathare United.

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