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 Munich.

Ovella could add much needed sharpness to the Gor Mahia attack which has stagnated in recent matches

Another player whom K’Ogalo could pursue is defender Musa Mohamed. The former skipper is in training camp with Harambee stars.  Sofapaka owner Elly Kalekwa says he has also initiated talks with Musa.

Musa with Jaro Soja earlier this week Image courtesy of Jaro Soja

Maqbul Mohamed sues Gor Mahia

Story courtesy of the star

Footballer Karim Makbul has sued Kenya Premier League holders Gor Mahia for terminating his contract incommunicado at the end of 2017.
The left-back was signed on January 12, 2017 from Jericho Allstars after elders of the club petitioned the champions to employ the services of at least one of their players since they hosted Gor Mahia at Camp Toyoyo.
Despite Makbul penning a four-year deal with Gor under former coach Zi Maria Pereira, he never made the cut for 18 consecutive league matches and was consequently listed for a loan stint in June last year at Wazito , then Nakumatt but none materialised.
Karim told the Sports Disputes Tribunal, that he only trained with Wazito FC for one day and that Nakumatt FC’s coach told him he was not in his plans with three days to the closure of transfer window, Makbul said:

“I boarded a bus to coast for trials at Mombasa Stima and I was told there’s no space. At Modern Coast, I was late according to the coach there,” he said.
His contract indicates in article six that the club would terminate the contract in the case that he does not perform to the expectation of the club or he misbehaves. But testifying in Defence of Gor Mahia, team manager Ludovic Aduda intimated that the player has absconded training since January 2018 thus the club could not pay him.

19 thoughts on “Gor Mahia keen on Ovella Ochieng

  1. We hope and pray he will be ruthless upfront with good ball control skills unlike the current forwards.

    1. Ovella Is Just Another Ordinary Player. With These Know It All Fans At Gor Mahia That Boys Flamboyance Will Just Fizzle. The Pressure To Deliver Will Be Too Much On Him. Gor’s Best Player Still Remains Meddie Kagere.

      1. @Akira, I do disagree with you posting. Ovella Ochieng can excel in Gor Mahia just like Michael Olunga did. Let us give him a chance as he is still young and a very talented speedy player.

  2. Now Ovella Ochieng Plays Like Arjen Robben! Please Admin Its Such Kinds Of Statements That Put Too Much Pressure On A Player To Deliver What They Dont Have. Besides The Fans Will Always Turn Up To Watch Arjen Robben Of Gor Mahia. And What Happens If He Fails To Deliver? Heckling N Scathing Attacks From Every Tom, Dick N Harry. Let Ovella Come But Please Dont Overrate Him.

    1. If you play for Kogalo as a player then you better be used to playing under pressure. Those who cannot withstand pressure will come to Kogalo and fail miserably. I have seen so many players shine for smaller teams then come to Kogalo and cant play.

      And if Ovella cannot withstand the pressure at Kogalo then he should forget about playing in Europe because the pressure there is 10 times higher.

  3. Messrs:Oduor12 and Musymo my good friends.What am reading about Karim Maqbul up here is very disheartening.I only mention you since in various occassions you two vouched for him as the future of Kogalo’s left back position?I think osiepa musymo watched him in training and was impressed.Koro obet nade ma kumbe he was a Huge Passenger who could not be Walusimbi’s protege?

      1. OT Guikan is okay just unfairly judged on this site.He has 5 League goals despite being fielded occassionally and as a sub.Tuyisenge has 5 goals too and Kagere 6 despite playing more games by far and minutes.What does that tell you about the 3 in terms of striking prowess?In continentals they all have 1 goal apiece despite him having played in only 2 games and 1 as a sub while the others 5 games…What can you deduce from the above stats?

        1. I too fail to understand the hostility towards Guikan. Against Vegeterianos, he came into the game and scored an excellent goal within a minute of entering the field. That man can score goals. If he is fielded consistently, he could end up top scorer.

    1. jasego, weche Gor tek but i cannot blame the club or the boy but maybe fate. During that tournament from which he was scouted he was a livewire. The only match he played in a Kogallo jersey was the friendly loss to Thika. So it seems he failed to impress in training koso dang awach nango? He was never fielded so the decision he was below par was made in training!!! It happens a lot in Gor. We sign young promising talents, never field them competitively then release them after 6 months, recruit another set, go the same route and i gave up trying to understand the rationale. As for Musa, please get him back like yesterday….

  4. me thinks we should convince the likes dennis oliech and paul were to play for gor mahia for just 2 seasons. thats the sort of ‘fear factor’ the club needs to conquer Africa………..

    1. Oliech is in SA hoping yo signg for Free State stars next season after trials recently…Still too old and slow for Mayienga…Paul Were issorait can be of value if on form

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