Today we pay tribute to

Doreen Omondi

Doreen was born on 5 March, 1987 in the slums of Ngomongo and raised in Mathare North is a Kenyan professional footballer.She went to Valley Bridge Primary school in Huruma and later joined Maina Wanjigi High school in Eastleigh.She is nicknamed “Dodo”, she stared her playing career in 1997 at the tender age of 10. She first featured on the Mysa Zonal Championships where she featured for North Villas and later Otto Benecker. In 1999-2001, Dodo represented Mysa in Europe’s biggest youth tournament “Norway cup”.

Dodo later joined the National women’s team late 2001 where she made her first debut against Ethiopia winning 4-1. She played as an attacking mid fileder and represented Kenya in the first ever street football World cup in 2006 which was held in Berlin Germany. The Kenyan team emerged champiions. In 2007, she was chosen as the Football For Hope Ambassador. During the 2010 World Cup Draw held in Durban South Africa, Dodo was the Kenyan representative among other world great icons.

In 2010/11 season she joined FC Zwolle in the Dutch Womens League after which she returned to Kenya in 2012 joining Premier League side Matuu FC helping them acquire a title. In 2013, the Kenya women’s league failed to kick off thus Doreen went back to Germany where she currently features for FC KOLN in the 2nd tier Bundesliga. In June 2014, Dodo returned to Kenya and acted as a co-trainer for several matches of the Kenyan women’s team “Harambee Starlets”. In 2016, she became the position of an acting team manager of the Kenyan Women’s National team Harambee Starlets, which for the first time in April 2016, qualified for the finals of the Africa Cup.

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