Boniface Omondi silently made huge contributions to the team’s Kenyan Premier League title victories in 2017, 2018 and 2018/19 seasons as well as on continental competitions since joining in June 2017 from Nzoia Sugar.
His latest significant contribution was on March 8 when he pounced on a loose ball following a goal-mouth melee to score the lone goal in the Mashemeji derby and eventually completed a double over their noisy rivals AFC Leopards.
This was Gor Mahia’s sixth straight derby win since losing by an identical score-line way back in June 2016. He was thrilled by his second goal in the derby that helped the team open a seven-point lead at the top of the table (54 points) over second-placed Kakamega Homeboyz just before the league was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“I am always focused to give my best on the pitch and help the team win. I don’t care about other things,” Omondi told the official Gor Mahia website.
He adds that: “But scoring in derbies will forever remain one of my best moments at Gor Mahia. That’s is always a special match not only for the players but also for the fans. It means a lot to the club.
“It was a great feeling when I scored again in our last derby match. That was a special victory for the team and a huge lift in our push for the title.”