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Joash Onyango Biography, Age, Education, Career and Honors

Kenya is a country full of magnificent talent and has given birth to some of the best talents spread across the world. The Kenyan football arena is also not to be left behind as it has produced some amazing footballers, some of whom have gone on to play for international teams.

Joash Onyango is a brilliant Kenyan footballer who has played for a popular Kenyan team Gor Mahia before switching to Tanzania where he has been playing since 2020.

He is known for being one of the best Kenyan defenders. Previously, during the U17 team tournaments, he played Center Midfield and was nicknamed Deco after Portuguese footballer Deco.


Joash Abong’o Onyango was born on 31st January 1993.


He attended Shamberere High School in Kakamega and left in 2010 having completed his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations.


He has played as a defender for Got Mahia and the Kenya National team, Harambee Stars.

On 25th May 2018, he made his debut for Kenya in a match against Swaziland. He was also named in Kenya’s national team squad as the top defender to play in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

In 2020, he left Kenya’s Gor Mahia team to join Tanzania’s Simba SC. He quit Gor Mahia after a financial stand-off with the Kenyan club’s management.

Recently, reports have been circulating that a number of international clubs are interested in key Simba SC players including Onyango. The Simba coach, however, revealed that he is not ready to sit down and lose his key players.

I know we are far from approaching the transfer signing period but I have seen people talking about players leaving Simba at the end of the season,” he was quoted by Sokalabonga.

The coach further revealed he is not ready to see his key players leave as they play an important role in the team. Hence, he would like to keep the team intact for the next two or three seasons.

Recently, he also did an impressive performance in the draw against Egypt and win away to Togo in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.


  • In April 2021, he was named SC fans player of the month for March. He is the second person to win this award after winger Luis Miquissone won it in February. The award was launched by the Mainland Premier League in February. He beat goalkeeper Aishi Manula and Miquissone in the votes cast by fans. Thus, he walked away with Tsh1,000,000.

I want to thank our fans for voting for me as well as the sponsors for presenting with this gong. I guarantee you that I will continue fighting to ensure the team is performing well,” the defender said after winning the award.

  • Kenya Premier League: winner (2017, 2018)