Peter Dawo

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Peter Dawo
Personal information
Full name Peter Dawo
Date of birth 1964
Place of birth Kericho, Kenya
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1987 MTI
1987–1990 Gor Mahia
1990 Arab Contractors ? (1)
1991 Al-Seeb
1991–1992 Gor Mahia
National team
1987–1990 Kenya
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Peter Dawo (born 1964) is a former Kenya international football forward who played for clubs in Kenya, Egypt and Oman.

Club career[edit]

Born in Kericho, Dawo began playing football in the local league for MTI. After performing well with MTI, he was noticed by Gor Mahia F.C. and signed for the club in 1987.

In his first season with Gor Mahia, Dawo helped the club win a domestic league and cup double. He also led the club to its first and only African Cup Winners' Cup title in 1987, scoring 10 goals in the competition.[1] Following these exploits, Dawo finished seventh in the voting for 1987 African Footballer of the Year.[2]

In 1990, Dawo signed for Egyptian league side Arab Contractors SC. He only managed one goal during the season, and moved to Omani side Al-Seeb the following season.[1]

Dawo returned to play for Gor Mahia in the remainder of the 1991 season, winning the domestic league. He would retire from playing after the season.[1]

International career[edit]

Dawo made several appearances for the Kenya national football team, including five FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. He played for Kenya at the 1988[3] and 1990 African Cup of Nations[4] finals.


Dawo is the uncle of Kenya international footballer Patrick Oboya.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Korir, Patrick (23 August 2010). "Up close with Gor Mahia legend Peter Dawo". 
  2. ^ Pierrend, José Luis (14 February 2000). "African Player of the Year 1987". RSSSF. 
  3. ^ Courtney, Barrie (12 June 2009). "African Nations Cup 1988 - Final Tournament Details". RSSSF. 
  4. ^ Courtney, Barrie (12 June 2009). "African Nations Cup 1990 - Final Tournament Details". RSSSF. 

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