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🇰🇪 Amos Nondi: The art of making a career out of positions

It’s a must to return to 2016 to know the way precious Amos Nondi Obiero was for Gor Mahia.

The box-to-box midfielder who’s a graduate of the Gor Mahia Youth staff had been loaned out to Sony Sugar FC within the 2015 season however remained with the senior staff within the subsequent 12 months after the arrival of Jose ‘Ze Maria’ Ferreira who had simply arrived from Brazil.

In response to Nondi, the expertise at Sony Sugar had given him a clue on what he was to count on within the high flight.

“I had not got a chance to feature for the senior team in a proper way and I think the move to Sony helped me. While it kept away the pressure and demands from fans, it opened my eyes further to what I was to expect in the top flight. When I returned to Gor for preseason training, I knew what to do and glad it worked out,” Nondi says.

Like several younger participant, Nondi says his ambition was to play skilled soccer and that dream got here true when he was to maneuver to Georgia in 2017 the place he’s to this point.

On his arrival, the Harambee Stars midfielder reveals how he needed to change positions with a purpose to get extra taking part in time along with his inspiration having come from former Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama.

“I arrived right here (Georgia) in 2017 with Kolhketi Pohti. They have been a membership that had proven an enormous curiosity in me and I wish to be pleased about the belief they confirmed me. I went straight to the staff however my coach then felt I had the qualities of being a defensive midfielder.

“Prior to arriving here, I had read of how Wanyama had to change positions severally to achieve his dreams and I took my coach’s advice when it became clear that he wanted me to play a different role. I struggled in the first game but he was patient with me. That was the beginning of my journey at position 6 and I have never looked back since,” Nondi provides.

From Kolkheti, Nondi moved to league rivals Dila Gori a 12 months later and with time he has moved to the right-back place; a quantity he performed nicely in his debut for the nationwide staff this month.

“I don’t think I ever thought I’d play in defence but that has been the case this season because we have had so many injuries as a team. I’m not surprised that I have thrived in that position because for you be to be perfect in something, you have to first welcome the change and constantly work in getting better,” he mentioned.

“Playing for the national team is a dream for any young footballer and I would have come even if I was to play in another different position. It was an honour and I’m glad I did well in the two games (against Uganda and Rwanda) as a right back.”

To exert his significance to his membership, Nondi has managed 29 out of the 34 league video games this season for Dila the place they’re at the moment positioned third on the log with 60 factors. They had a chunk of the UEFA Convention League the place they have been eradicated by Serbia aspect Zilian one thing that the midfielder hopes to take part in usually.

“Playing in the top competitions in Europe gives you more challenges and as a player, that’s what you need for your growth. I want to believe that we are capable of participating in those competitions year in year out as we help Dila reach those levels of European football.”

Amos Nondi Profession

  • 2018-Current: Dila Gori
  • 2017-2018: Kolkheti Poti
  • 2016: Gor Mahia
  • 2015: Sony Sugar (Mortgage)
  • -2014: Gor Mahia Youth



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