To all Wazito fans,

All these years donning the Wazito Football Club colors have been undoubtedly the happiest of my life. I only have feelings of enormous gratitude for this club and for this sport which has given me a lot to date. However, I believe that the time has come to open a new stage in my life and transition into a management role within the club.

Goodbyes are never easy. Wazito Football Club has been such a massive part of my life since I was a teenager and I know how much I’m going to miss donning the black and yellow colors. My fairy tale journey with Wazito Football Club started in the Nairobi Provincial League.

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It’s been an absolute privilege to represent this football club for 9 seasons to date. I never thought I’d get close to achieving that so to be able to look back on the first-team career of hundreds of appearances spanning 9 seasons makes me proud.

I’ve loved every minute of playing for the badge. It’s been an amazing journey from county league to the KPL. There have been some glorious highs and some crushing lows, but loyal fans have been steadfast throughout. Of course the pinnacle of my career arrived in 2017 when we first gained promotion against all odds to the Kenya Premier League in 2017 and then once again in 2019.

Other achievements include representing the club in the top tier which is always the dream of any young footballer in the grassroots and earning my Communication Degree from the UON while still playing.

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The lowest point was when we got relegated at the end of the 2017 KPL season. Furthermore, I suffered a cruciate ligament injury in the last game of the season.

We deservedly earned promotion back to the top tier after Mr. Ricardo Badoer acquired ownership of the team. In regards to my injury, the club catered for my surgery and rehabilitation for a full year until the medical staff gave me the green light to play again.

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People have always asked me why I stuck with Wazito FC all that long. The atmosphere within the club has over the years been that of a family and brotherhood. That’s why I did turn down several offers for my signature from interested clubs to stay and help the team.

I’ve been very fortunate to play alongside some incredible players and for coaches who have all helped me to improve and develop. I’m proud of what I’ve given back – the sacrifices, the dedication and the loyalty over the years. But more than anything I feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to play in front of these fans for so long.

Now a new chapter beckons behind the scenes. That is why more than ever I want to say thank you: thanks to Wazito Football Club, the President Ricardo Badoer, the CEO, the technical bench, my teammates, physios, the support staff and most importantly the FANS.

Thank You

Eric Odhiambo

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