Peter Opiyo

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Peter Opiyo
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Opiyo with FF Jaro in 2015
Personal information
Full name Peter Opiyo Odhiambo
Date of birth (1992-08-01) 1 August 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Bondo, Kenya
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al-Markhiya
Number 23
Youth career
2004–2008 Tusker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Thika United 20 (1)
2009–2010 Viva Kerala (loan) 23 (0)
2010–2011 Gor Mahia (loan)
2012–2013 Tusker
2013 A.F.C. Leopards
2014–2016 FF Jaro 51 (0)
2014 Jakobstads BK (loan) 1 (0)
2016 Al Markhiya 0 (0)
National team
2008– Kenya 27 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 March 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 August 2014

Peter Opiyo Odhiambo (born 1 August 1992 in Bondo), nicknamed "Pinchez", is a Kenyan footballer who is currently playing for Qatar second division side Al-Markhiya . He primarily plays as a midfielder. He previously played for Kenyan Premier League clubs Tusker, Thika United and A.F.C. Leopards, for the Finnish Veikkausliiga side FF Jaro, and had loan spells at Gor Mahia and Indian side Viva Kerala.

Club career[edit]

Opiyo began his youth career with Tusker and signed for Thika United in January 2008. After only one year with Thika United, he moved to Gor Mahia in February 2009 on loan, and his loan spell with Gor Mahia was set to continue until 2010. In 2011, the then 18-year-old returned to Thika United for the remainder of the year, before rejoining Tusker in 2012 and helping the side to clinch their ninth league title. He moved to A.F.C. Leopards in 2013, helping the side to a second-place finish in the league and a ninth domestic cup title.

On 11 March 2014, Opiyo completed a move to Finnish top-tier side FF Jaro in a two-year deal.[1] He made his debut for the club in their fourth-round 2014 Finnish Cup match against FC Hämeenlinna on 15 March,[2] but could not help prevent the club from a 2–1 loss and an early exit from the tournament. After flirting with AFC Leopards in the June transfer window, Kenyan international midfielder Peter Pinches Opiyo sealed a move to Qatar second division side Al Markhiya on 25 July 2016.[3]

Opiyo, who had been a free agent since his two year deal with Finnish side FF Jaro expired in December 2015, was reported to be on his way to the 13 - time Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions in the June transfer window but he intentionally refused to put pen to paper.

International career[edit]

He is a current member of the Kenya national team.[4] He was also part of the squad that won the 2013 CECAFA Cup on home soil.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Gor Mahia
Tusker
A.F.C. Leopards

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeff Kinyanjui (11 March 2014). "Pinchez joins FF Jaro in Finland". Futaa.com. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Vincent Opiyo (14 March 2014). "Pinchez's Jaro set for domestic cup clash". Futaa.com. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Gacharira, Samuel. "Kenyan international seals Qatar move". 
  4. ^ FIFA.com - FIFA Spielerstatistik Peter Odhiambo OPIYO

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Soka.co.ke". www.soka.co.ke. 
  2. ^ "Soka.co.ke". www.soka.co.ke.