'Zico' Otieno

Zedekiah Otieno
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-11-30) 30 November 1968 (age 51)
Place of birth Kenya
Club information
Current team
KCB (Manager)
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
2015–2017 Posta Rangers
2017–2019 Gor Mahia (assistant)
2019– KCB
* 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 manager of KCB in the Kenyan National Super 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]

On 10 June 2019, Otieno was appointed manager of KCB in the Kenyan National Super League.[7]


  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.
  7. ^ KCB appoints Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno as head coach, standardmedia.co.ke, 10 June 2019

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