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Former Harambee Stars attacking midfielder Kevin “Ade” Omondi who has been re-signed by Gor Mahia is being described by his former employers as a potential asset for the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions.
Charles “Korea” Omondi, the head coach of Ade’s immediate former team Kenya Police FC, says the player is a ready-made product who exceeded expectations while playing for the National Super League (NSL) last season.
“Ade is much better than when he left Gor Mahia and if his current work-rate is anything to go by, then K’Ogalo have surely landed a player who is capable of taking them places,” said the tactician. He added “He looks sharper than ever.
I deployed him in various attacking positions and he impressed, but I must say he was exceptional in the number 10 role.” The sensational form of Ade, who penned a three-year deal with Gor last week, caught the eye of K’Ogalo head coach Dylan Kerr during a recent friendly match between the two sides at Jericho’s Camp Toyoyo ground.
During the match, Gor’s ego was badly bruised by the NSL nondescripts who hammered them 5-1, with Ade scoring one of the goals coupled with three assists in the huge win over a team he parted ways with on June 30, 2014.
“His new found form was discernible and he was immediately a subject of interest from Gor officials after the match. In as much as he was an asset to us, we had to let him go and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors,” said Omondi.
He went on:” If Ade is in the right frame of mind, he could be a useful addition to K’Ogalo where he will be motivated to revive his flagging career which was derailed due to off field problems.”
Once considered one of the country’s best offensive midfielders, Omondi shone brightly for Gor before he was off-loaded after which he headed to South Africa where he had unsuccessful trials with Moroka Swallows.
He would then return to the country and join Sofapaka and Nakumatt before landing at Kenya Police where he regained his form during his two seasons with the team.