Gor Mahia midfielder Austin Odhiambo laments elder brother's struggles at Kenya Police

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Gor Mahia midfielder Austin Odhiambo laments elder brother's struggles at Kenya Police

Festus Chuma 20:00 - 07.05.2024

Gor Mahia midfielder Austin Odhiambo has expresses disappointment over his brother Tyson Otieno's struggles after joining Kenya Police FC last year.

Gor Mahia attacking midfielder Austin Odhiambo has publicly expressed his disappointment over his brother Tyson Otieno's lack of playing time at Kenya Police FC. 

Otieno who moved to the police-sponsored club last July from Kariobangi Sharks, has struggled to secure a regular spot in the team much to the dismay of his sibling.

Austin Odhiambo who has been a pivotal figure at Gor Mahia shared that he had hoped his brother would join him at the club believing that together they could make a significant impact. 

"I was disappointed that he joined Police because I really wanted him to join us here at Gor Mahia. I know his abilities, and we've been playing together for a long time. I wanted him to play alongside me and help the team," Odhiambo stated in an interview with KTN.

The move to Kenya Police was supposed to be a step forward in Tyson Otieno's career given the club's ambitions and resources. 

However, the presence of established midfielders like Marvin Nabwire, Francis Kahata, and Keneth Muguna has made it difficult for Otieno to break into the starting lineup regularly.

Odhiambo expressed his concerns about his brother's situation, emphasizing the talent that he believes is being underutilized. 

"I feel bad about this because now he's at Police, and I really hope he can find a better place to showcase his talent since he is so gifted. I'm disappointed that he's not getting much playing time at Police," he added.

Despite the family ties and personal disappointments the acquisition of Tyson Otieno was initially viewed as a significant gain for Kenya Police. 

The club aimed to strengthen its midfield options to compete more effectively in the Football Kenya Federation Premier League. 

Otieno's career, which includes stints at Mathare United and Wazito FC, highlighted his potential making his current lack of playing time more notable.

The situation poses a dilemma for Otieno whether to continue striving for a spot at Kenya Police or to seek opportunities elsewhere where his abilities might be better appreciated and utilized.

For now, Austin Odhiambo can only watch and hope that his brother finds the playing time and recognition he deserves potentially even reuniting on the field as teammates in the future.

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