Clinton Omondi had a brief spell at Palos FC in 2016. In the photo, he is challenged by Vihiga United's Johnson Muyesu.
Omondi: How I saved my career
By Fabian Odhiambo | Thu 08 Nov, 2018 09:00

Clinton Omondi's departure from Sony Sugar FC is one that has left a gaping hole at the Awendo side, but in contrast to his destination Ulinzi Stars, adds a great sense of attacking might to Coach Dunstan Nyaudo's flanks.

Aguero, as he is popularly known, recently made the switch to the military side having had a stellar season with Sony in the 2018 Kenyan Premier League campaign. A woeful first leg with the sugar millers early this year meant only a miracle could prevent them from facing the chop and a miracle they did produce.


He is a happy man now.

''It is great to be here at Ulinzi Stars. Maybe it has taken a while to come but finally I am here and I thank God for it,'' says the speedy winger.

An alumnus of Kanga High School, professional football wasn't too kind for Omondi after school, with brief spells at now defunct clubs Agro Chemical and Palos FC. However, he had to make a tough decision to head back home and join Isibania FC (now Migori Youth) in the second tier and start all over again. It called for a lot of courage.

''I wanted to start all over again and looking back I think I made the right decision. I realized that I had been rushing things. Going back to Isibania helped put my career back together,'' he adds.

He was quickly snapped up by SoNy for they shared a home ground with Isibania and would watch him torment defending full backs in the National Super League. 

Despite not winning any individual accolade himself, Omondi's effort in the team saw his teammate Enock Agwanda bag the player of the month award twice, his coach Patrick Odhiambo also took one himself. But most importantly, they staged an unlikely rise from the bottom of the log to finish in the top ten.


He is now ready to work at Ulinzi.

''I will continue from where I stopped last season. I have joined a top side and I know greater things await,'' he concludes. 

Aguero joins a side that narrowly missed out on continental football and also finished the 2018 KPL season fourth on the 18-team log. 

Fabian Odhiambo

Twitter.. @Fabian_Odhiambo


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