- The Kenyan football fraternity grief for the loss of a Veteran football Coach Henry Omino. One of the Kenyan Premier League’s (KPL) longest-serving tacticians has died.
According to his wife Christine Nyamonica Omino, her husband died after a long battle with Thyroid Cancer.
“He died at our home here at around 1.20 am this morning,” she said.
He managed KPL debutantes All-Stars from August last year to January 2020 before he was sacked following poor results which saw them fall to the red line on the table. Omino’s demise has left all the Kenyans especially the football world a big gap hard to be filled. Every soccer team will miss him.
Among the teams he has managed are; Agro-Chemical, Western Stima, Chemelil Sugar, Sony Sugar and most recently Kisumu All-Stars in the Kenyan Premier League.
Nicholas Ochieng, CEO of Kisumu All-Stars, condoled with the family of the deceased. “As a team, we are grateful for the experience he instilled in the team as we made the debut in the KPL. He was very calm always and loved football even when he has been ailing while coaching the team. We have truly lost a hero in Kenya and ask God to give the family the fortitude to bear the loss,” said Ochieng.
Former Kenya international Simon Mulama took to social media to mourn Omino with his touching message, “Woke up to this sad news that Coach Henry Omino is dead. Rip comrade super coach,” Mulama.said.
He was one of the most confident coaches, as the then AFC coach Muyoti remember him, “I can beat AFC Leopards even with my eyes closed.”
“I loved his confidence a lot. During my time at Leopards, he would always tell us we have already lost even before we go into the pitch and that worked to his advantage psychologically. He was above all a friend and a mentor. Whenever we would talk he would give me advice on how to go about in my young coaching career. He is a man we will miss a lot,” Muyoti said.
“My sincere condolences to the family of Henry Omino. He was a highly respected coach and tough competitor during my time in Kenya. He helped me on many occasions. RIP.” said Frank Nuttal former Gor Mahia head coach,