Gor Mahia striker George 'Blackberry' Odhiambo has landed a professional deal with Danish top division side Randers FC.
According to a report posted in The Standard, the club has been monitoring Odhiambo for the better part of this season and even sent scouts to watch some of his matches and training sessions before finally making a decision to have his signature.
Gor Mahia coach Zedekiah Otieno, who has been involved in the talks to move Odhiambo to Denmark, said the deal has been done.
“They like him and are just waiting for the season to end before giving him a contract. There will be no need for him to even undergo trials because they have already seen what he is capable of,” Gor’s head coach Zedekiah Otieno said.
Otieno said while they would miss the player, the new challenge is good for him as it will open other opportunities with bigger clubs in Europe or elsewhere.
Odhiambo was a hit last season when he was named the young player of the year during the Sports Personality of the Year Awards ceremony.
The club is based in the Danish town of Randers and plays their matches at Essex Park Randers, which has a 12,000-spectator capacity.
The club was formed in 2003 as a merger between six clubs, Dronningborg Boldklub, Hornbk Sportsforening, Kristrup Boldklub, Randers Freja, Randers KFUM and Vorup Frederiksberg Boldklub.
In the first season as a newly created club, Randers finished fourth place in the lower division league. The following year they finished second and were promoted to the country’s top league, but were demoted after only one season.
In the 2005–06 season, the club secured promotion back to the top league and also won the Danish Cup.