Frank Odhiambo Joins Swedish Side Djurgarden

Former Gor Mahia player Frank Odhiambo
Former Gor Mahia player Frank Odhiambo.

Gor Mahia teenage defender Frank Odhiambo has joined Swedish top tier side Djurgårdens on a five-year deal. 

The 19 year old has been a key player for K’Ogalo since breaking into the first team last year where he has been impressive since. 

The defender made his Gor debut midway through last season after being handed his first-ever start by former coach Carlos Vaz Pinto. 

Frank made his national team debut with the Harambee Stars Under-23 team at the CECAFA Championship in Ethiopia. 

He was promoted to the senior team and was part of the squad during the World Cup qualifiers earning his first cap for the Harambee against Mali in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. 

The youngstar follows in the footsteps of Harambee Stars skipper Michael Olunga, who got his breakthrough at Djurgården. 

“I heard about Djurgården 2016 when Michael Olunga travelled there from Kenya and started playing there. 

“I am very happy and excited to come to Djurgården. This will be a new challenge and platform for me in my career, says Frank who hopes to achieve a similar development as Michael Olunga”, Frank said during the interview. 

However, it has been reported that the FKF Caretaker Committee doesn't have a clear process that will significantly register the transfer of players during the current window.  

Apparently, for the transfers to be fully recognized under FIFA the Caretaker Committee needs to be granted access to the FIFA transfers system by a familiar body; the FKF. Only FKF under former president Nick Mwendwa has access to the system.  

The Caretaker Committee has decided to move on with the transfers, a move that disregards the official process. 

Its yet to be confirmed whether Frank will indeed be playing for his new side amid the confusing state of the current Kenyan Premier League