Sammy Onyango

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Sammy Onyango
Personal information
Full name Samuel Onyango
Date of birth (1961-03-03)3 March 1961
Place of birth Migori District, Kenya
Date of death 2 August 2002(2002-08-02) (aged 41)
Place of death Kisumu, Kenya
Playing position Left wing
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1989 Gor Mahia
1989–199? Kisumu Posta
National team
1983–1990 Kenya
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sammy Onyango (3 March 1961 – 2 August 2002) was a Kenya international football winger who played club football in Kenya.

Club career[edit]

Born in Migori District, Onyango began playing football in the Kenyan Premier League with Gor Mahia F.C. at age 17 in 1979.[1]

Onyango helped Gor Mahia win a domestic league and cup double, and its first and only African Cup Winners' Cup title in 1987. In 1989, he joined Kisumu Posta, the club he would finish his playing career with in the 1990s.[2]

International career[edit]

Onyango made several appearances for the Kenya national football team, including six FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. He played for Kenya at the 1988 and 1990 African Cup of Nations[3] finals.


Onyango died in a traffic accident in Kisumu on 2 August 2002.[1]


  1. ^ a b "A Tribute to the Late Sammy Onyango Jogoo". Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Moses, Wachira (9 March 2011). "Immortalizing Sammy Onyango "Jogoo"". Friends For Football Change In Kenya Secretariat. 
  3. ^ Courtney, Barrie (12 June 2009). "African Nations Cup 1990 - Final Tournament Details". RSSSF. 

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