Sammy Pamzo Omollo Biography

Sammy Pamzo Omollo Biography [Photos] Who is the Coach of Shabana? Age, Career & Monthly Salary

Who is the Coach of Shabana? Former Kenyan football star Sammy Omollo nicknamed Pamzo is now the new coach at Shabana FC. He was appointed to the club in January 2024 following the sacking of head coach, Sammy Okoth. Players and fanatics have since been chattering about Sammy Pamzo Omollo biography.

The lineage and life history of Sammy Omollo are highly decorated with local and international football honors. It all started with his captain father in the 70s before the sparking of his career in the early 90s.

Sammy Pamzo Omollo Profile facts

Real namesSammy Omollo
NicknamePamzo
BirthdayMay 30, 1970
Age54 years
HomeNyanza, Kenya
Active since1989
SalaryKsh. 80,000
Net worthKsh. 20 million

Sammy Pamzo Omollo Biography

Shabana Head Coach Sammy Pamzo Omollo
Photo: Shabana Head Coach Sammy Pamzo Omollo . SRC: @FontsMedia

Apart from serving as the head coach at Shabana FC, Sammy Omollo is a seasoned football analyst at Radio Jambo FM.

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He is particularly resourceful in sports talk shows and African music.

How old is Sammy Pamzo Omollo?

Born on May 30th, 1970, Sammy Pamzo Omollo’s age is 54 years as of 2024.

He spent a better part of his childhood in Park Road estate in Ngara, Nairobi. It is here that he acquired the much-treasured nickname “Pamzo.”

Pamzo family background

The father of Sammy Omollo called Dishon Omollo is a former Harambee Star captain. Reliable sources claim that he retired with several honors in both local and international games.

On the other hand, the wife, children, mother, brothers and sisters of Pamzo are rarely on the limelight.

Sammy Omollo’s career history

The football career of Pamzo started in 1989, serving as the coach in his high school team.

He successfully rivaled the legendary Henry Motego who was at the time leading Kisii High School in the Kakamega-held football competitions.

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Pamzo thrived his career under the Austrian-born tactician Gerry Saurer.

A long list of colleague players of the time include Peter Mwololo, Francis ‘killer’ Oduor, Vincent Kwarula, Tony Lwanga, and Allan Odhiambo.

A breakdown of his career journey is tabulated below;

YearsFootball Club
1990 – 1992Kenya Breweries F.C player
1992 – 1993Gor Mahia F.C player
1994 – 1996Kenya Breweries F.C player
1996East Bengal FC player (India)
2001Gor Mahia F.C coach
2002Kenya Pipeline F.C captain
2010Appointed Tusker FC manager
2012 – 2015Oserian Fastac & Sony Sugar clubs
2015Zetech University coach
2016 – 2001KPL outfit Posta Rangers 
2021Gor Mahia assistant coach
2024Shabana FC head coach

After playing for the National Football League, East Bengal FC from Kolkata, in India, Pamzo returned to Kenya in 2001.

His much-needed experience fitted him in Gor Mahia F.C. as a player and a senior coach.

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Here are some of his international football appearances since the 90s.

  • 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches between 1992 and 1993
  • 1992 African Cup of Nations in a match on 16 January against Senegal

The quinquagenarian Pamzo is still an active sportsperson having played for several clubs in Kenya and India.

“We play away and we will try as much as possible to get the three points. We want to push off the relegation zone and move up the standings. Things are bright so far. I have talked to the players and they are raring to go.”

Coach Sammy Omollo.

The new boss spoke this while addressing players at Kiendege Training ground in Kisii County.

Pamzo – Shabana FC salary per month

People Sports indicates that Shabana FC offered Sammy Omollo a monthly salary of Ksh. 40,000.

On turning down the offer, he was allegedly hired on a better deal with a promise to awaken ‘Tore Bobe” champions.

Sammy Pamzo Omollo’s biography indicates that he has braved the recent appointment as the new head coach at the staggering Shabana FC. His promises of better performance still linger in the balance.

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