Mickey ‘T9’ Weche – The Solid Rock In The Heart Of Defence

Mickey Weche aka T9, was a very combative and solid defender, one of the best ever to be produced by Kenyan soccer.  

Mickey Weche got his nickname from soccer enthusiasts because of his hard tackling tackles while defending for his team. T9 is a name given to stray dogs in Tanzania which during those days would bite your heels  and leave you  dead. 

Mickey Weche  had a stellar soccer career with AFC Leopards SC, Reli FC and Harambee Stars. His defending proficiency earned him several call ups to the national team. He represented Harambee Stars in the 1992 AFCON edition at Dakar Senegal whereby he was the team captain and scored the only goal in the tournament for Stars; a penalty against Nigeria. 

Mickey Weche also played for Reli FC. He marshalled the defence with the likes of the late Charles ‘Fundi’ Oduor. After his retirement from soccer T9, as he was affectionately  known by soccer lovers in the country,  joined coaching. He coached Strathmore University soccer then Ingwe signed him to the technical bench. He would later return to the Strathmore University soccer team.  

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