Zedekiah Otieno

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Zedekiah Otieno
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-11-30) 30 November 1968 (age 49)
Place of birth Kenya
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
? Gor Mahia
National team
1992–1993 Kenya
Teams managed
0000–2010 Gor Mahia
2010–2011 Kenya
2011 Gor Mahia
2012 Sony Sugar
2013– 2015 Sony Sugar
2016– Posta Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Zedekiah "Zico" Otieno (born 30 November 1968) is a retired Kenyan footballer who is currently the head coach of Posta Rangers in the Kenyan Premier League. Otieno was appointed interim coach of the Kenya national football team[1] until he was relieved by Francis Kimanzi in November 2011.[2]

Otieno played for Gor Mahia,[3] and made appearances for the Kenya national football team, including two 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.

After retiring from playing football, Otieno became a manager. He led his former team Gor Mahia before being appointed Kenya national team manager in December 2010.[4]

After the end of the 2012 Kenyan Premier League, Otieno left Sony Sugar to become a politician. He ran for the post of Councillor of Eastlands, Nairobi during the 2013 general elections,[5] but took a break and was re-appointed at Sony Sugar, succeeding Sammy Omollo, who had replaced him in 2012.[6]


  1. ^ "Kimanzi appointed to take charge of Harambee Stars". BBC Sport Football. 2011-11-02. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Toskin, Robin (2011-03-21). "Kenya pick new national football team coach". Africa Review. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Ayieko, Odindo (2011-11-01). "Zico searching for Stars winning formula". Standard Media. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Fedha, Buckley (2010-12-30). "Stars to play Tusker FC". Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Odindo Ayieko (15 December 2012). "'Pamzo' heads west to Sony as 'Zico' dives into council politics". Daily Nation. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Jeff Kinyanjui (10 July 2013). "Zico set to take over SoNy". Futaa.com. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 

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