Kimanzi: Omondi Surprised Me

Francis Omondi celebrates after scoring the winner in the 2-1 triumph over Nzoia Sugar at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on Sunday, February 11, 2018.

When the defining moment of the game arrived, the winner came from the most unlikely source. 

Francis Omondi sauntered to the penalty spot and showed composure to tuck his penalty into the bottom left corner to seal yet another comeback as we emerged 2-1 winners over Nzoia Sugar on Sunday at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Omondi, who was acquired in December 2017 from second tier side Modern Coast Rangers, is slowly becoming a fan favorite at the club and head coach Francis Kimanzi was equally impressed by his exploits against Nzoia.


“That surprises a lot of us because he has the belief and we think Francis just needs good guidance. He has the capability and character to fight at the top level,” said Kimanzi of the prodigy.

It was another great performance from his charges who rallied from a goal down to clinch the 2-1 win in dramatic fashion.


“The boys are showing some character because it’s the second game that we worked very well. It also shows that we have some maturity and depth in the team. We can always get better,” added Kimanzi after guiding his side to the top of the table.

He also spoke glowingly of substitutes Daniel Mwaura and Chris Ochieng’ who made a telling contribution in the second half.

“It is important for players to show that they are very ready and sharp when they are needed. Mwaura and Chris showed it today and it is great to have such players who can do a good job for the team when called upon,” assessed Kimanzi.

The lads regroup on Tuesday ahead of the trip to Nakuru on Saturday to take on Ulinzi Stars.