MUSA OTIENO

MUSA OTIENO

Musa Otieno (born 29 December 1973 in Nairobi) is a Kenyan former footballer. Otieno has enjoyed an illustrious career on his native continent, playing for AFC Leopards and Tusker FC in Kenya, and from 1997 until 2011 for Santos in the South African Premier Soccer League. He helped them win the PSL title in 2001-02, the Bob Save Super Bowl in 2001, the BP Top 8in 2002, and the ABSA Cup in 2003.

Otieno first came to the United States in 2008, playing a season on loan with the Cleveland City Stars in the USL Second Division. He made his debut for the Stars on 4 July 2008, as a 64th-minute substitute for Mark Schulte, and went on to make seven appearances, scoring one goal, and helping them to the USL2 title.

On 15 December 2008, following the conclusion Santos’ domestic season, Otieno returned to the Cleveland City Stars to play in their debut season in the USL First Division in 2009.

Otieno retired in 2011 having made over 300 appearances and scoring more than 30 goals for Santos.

Otieno is one of Kenya’s most successful and decorated footballers, having made his national team debut for Kenya against Zaire in 1993 at the age of 19. He captained The Harambee Stars numerous times. He was also a member of the Kenyan 2004 African Nations Cup team, who finished in third place of their group in the first round of competition, thus failing to secure qualification for the quarter-finals.

He made 90 appearances for the Kenyan national team, scoring 9 goals.

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