Gor Mahia youth Frank Odhiambo is over the moon after completing a move to Sweden’s top team IF Djurgardens.
He has also trained his sights on helping his new employer win titles.
The club confirmed that it had acquired the services of the Kenyan international on a four-year deal.
“We followed Frank in the Kenyan league with Gor Mahia where he achieved great success and became player of the month and also when he played internationally in the African Champions League,” explained Djurgaden’s Bosse Anderson.
Gor Mahia defender Frank Odhiambo has joined Swedish Djurgardens IF on a four-year contract. The Kenya U20 stopper joined K’ogalo 2020 from 5th team Bongonaya FC. All the best Frank @ Djurgården IF pic.twitter.com/UfwHhoX8Cw
– Girgio Omondi A (@GirgioOmondi) January 20, 2022
“He has had a strong development spiced with national team games and so we started a discussion.”
Odhiambo is the second Kenyan to play for the Swedish club recently.
✍️ Welcome to Stockholm’s pride! pic.twitter.com/qMYov754SM
– Djurgården Fotboll (@DIF_Fotboll) January 19, 2022
Harambee Stars captain Michael Olunga, who is currently based in Qatar, played for the club in the 2016/17 season and scored 12 goals in 14 games.
“Another big reason why I chose Djurgården is because I hope to be able to follow in Olunga’s footsteps, so that I can develop into an even better player in that environment. Djurgården is a good team for young players who want to get the best out of their careers and are good at guiding players in their development. ”
Odhiambo has played a crucial role in Gor Mahia where he has been a first team player since joining the record-breaking Kenyan champions in January 2021.
He joined the club from Bonganaya FC which is participating in the third league.
The rising star was part of the K’Ogalo squad that played in the first round of the Caf Confederation Cup and played off-stage against Al Ahly Merowe and AS Otoho d’Oyo.
He was also part of the Kenyan squad that finished fourth in Cecafa during the 2321 Championship in Ethiopia 2021.
At Gor, he was also awarded the Player of the Month award for October by the team’s sponsor Betsafe.
His move comes a few days after another Kenyan youth, Henry Meja, went to AIK Football.
Other Kenyans based in the Swedish league are Eric Marcelo Odhiambo and Eric Johanna.