The sports tribunal is set to make a ruling on whether the mashemeji derby will be played this coming weekend. This according to goal.com
FKF and KPL have been involved in a turf war and as usual they are unable to resolve matters amicably. This is to the detriment of Kenya Football. FKF wants the match postponed so that Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards who have been called to the national team can focus on training for the international friendlies. But Jack Oguda of KPL is sticking to his guns and saying the mashemeji derby must proceed. FKF retaliated by saying they would ban any match officials who participate. Oguda has also in the past refused to accommodate postponement requests from clubs involved in continental matches.
In reality KPL should understand that a good performance by Harambee Stars will benefit the KPL by giving it more visibility and potentially more sponsors. FKF for their part should also try to be more diplomatic to avoid such turf wars.
Gor Mahia keen on Ovella Ochieng
Kariobangi Sharks right winger Ovella Ochieng is one of the players on Gor Mahia’s tadar for the upcoming June transfer season.
CEO Omondi Aduda confirmed that coach Kerr is interested in the player.
“I can say yes…partly because the coach likes the player. He watched him play once but then he disappeared but for now there is nothing official about the player because the transfer window is still closed.” said Aduda to goal.com
Aduda further went on to say that the club is waiting for the first leg to conclude before focusing on transfers.
“We are waiting for the first leg to conclude then we will meet the coach and his staff to discuss where we need to buy. All we want is to avoid making panic buys because, fans are asking or demanding that we strengthen.” he concluded.
Ovella Ochieng was one of the most impressive players when Harambee Stars won the most recent CECAFA senior challenge cup, using his speed down the flanks to create chances and also cutting inside in a manner similar to Arjen Robben of Bayern Muninch.