Sunday Jan 13 turned out to be a day of good fortune for Kogalo fans..
Brazilian import Giovanni Rodriguez Bissolli arrived in town for discussions of his contract. His arrival had been delayed due to inability to process his travelling papers in a timely manner. He is expected to attend his first training session on Monday morning. Some fans had started to speculate that the whole Giovanni issue was a hoax. Should the deal go through, he will be the first Brazilian to play in the Kenya Premier League and the first non-African to sign for Gor Mahia. Not much is known by fans or the media about this player including how much English he can speak. But at least we know this is not Felixinho redux because this time the club appears to have done some research. Or at least that is what they have indicated.
Moses Odhiambo “Dube” has returned to the club after the deal with the Middle East team fell through. Odhiambo has been slated to join Salalah FC on a deal worth a transfer fee of sh 6.4 million and worth a salary of $80,000 per year. “Odhis Dube” has been a crucial player for Kogalo with his vast experience, class and work ethic. Whereas we are sad for “Dube” that the deal fell through, this column welcomes him back with a several loud claps and a thumbs up.
The much awaited return of coach Zdvarko Logarusic has materialized. After weeks of speculation about his return, Logarusic returned as announced on Saturday Jan 12. This marks the first time in years that Gor Mahia has stability at the coaching position in a long time, which should bode well for Gor Mahia’s chances of starting the league on a sound note. In the last 4 years, Gor Mahia have started poorly only to play catchup in the second leg.