Interesting Facts About Gor Mahia FC, Achievements, and Much More

Interesting facts about Gor Mahia; Gor Mahia was officially founded on February 17th, 1968 after the merger of two Luo teams, Luo Star FC and Luo Union FC.

The name Gor Mahia was derived from a powerful Luo medicine man, Gor Wuod Nyakwar Ogalo from Kanyamwa in Homa Bay County. The man was believed to have magical powers that enhanced his recovery whenever he attended to a patient.

The club was then nicknamed K’Ogallo which simply means the House of Ogallo. The name was also associated with the same prominent Luo hero, Gor Wuod who was the son of Oganda and grandson of Ogallo.

Gor Mahia Interesting Facts
Gor Mahia VS Everton (Photo/Courtesy)

Leadership and Management

Having originated from the Luo land, the club’s original founders included the late Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, a renowned politician who also served as a vice president back in the day. The late Tom Mboya was also part of the leadership.

In 2001, Raj Binder Singh took the helm as the new chairman of the club, becoming the first Kenyan of Asian origin to lead a senior football team.

Currently, the club’s management team consists of five officials including,

  • Ambrose Rachier- Chairman
  • Francis Wasuna- Vice Chairman
  • Sam Ochola- Secretary-General
  • Dolfina Odhiambo- Treasurer
  • Cephas Okuku- Co-Opted EC Member.

Coach and Assistant Coach

All the field affairs of Gor Mahia are currently being managed by a foreign coach German Andreas Speir who took the helm on February 1, 2022, after Harrison was shown the door due to a string of poor performances. The Romania native is being assisted by Michael Nam.

Gor Mahia FC Official Uniform and Stadium

The celebrated club participates in the Kenya Premier League (KPL) which is under the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The K’Ogalla boys are well known for their trademark look of a green uniform with white stripes. In most of their away games, they are always rocking a white uniform with green stripes.

The club was officially launched in Kenya’s Capital City and choose City Stadium as its official ground.

Gor Mahia’s Energetic Fans and Rivalry With AFC Leopards

Gor Mahia Interesting Facts
Gor Mahia Fans (Photo/Courtesy)

K’Ogallo is one of the teams in Africa with the most electrifying cheering squad alias the “Green Army”. On top of that, it’s the only team with hardcore fans and most loyal fans that can do anything for the sake of the club.

Most of the fans are from the Lakeside and they can travel from any corner of the country to make sure they don’t miss the Gor Mahia’s game.