Austin Oduor


Austin Oduor, popularly known by fans as Makamu had the honor of lifting the club’s only continental title in 1987. He is among the most decorated players in the league winning six league titles as well as one continental trophy, three CECAFA cups, four domestic cup titles and the Super Cup in 1991.

Austin joined Gor Mahia in 1980 and immediately made a mark – scoring the winning goal in a 2-1 win over Nigerian giants Bendel Insurance in a CAF Africa Cup of Champions match. In that season Austin would win the first of his 14 titles with the club, the CECAFA club champions albeit primarily being on the bench.

Austin would score his first league goal for the club in 1981 in a 7-0 drubbing of Mwangaza. He would score 26 goals for the club during his career. His tally included four goals in CAF competitions.

Having begun his club career as a mid-fielder, in 1982 Austin moved to central defence following the departure of Mike Ogolla, a role that would define the rest of his career at the club. He also took over the Vice-captain’s armband, hence the nickname ‘Makamiu’ that translates to the deputy.

In 1987, Austin captained the club to an unprecedented treble, the league title, a continental trophy, and the Moi Golden Cup (FA Cup). In 1990, Austin helped the club to the league title as a player-coach following the departure of the club’s coach Jack Johnson.

Austin Oduor left the club for a professional stint in the Middle East in 1991.

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