Gor Mahia sign Ghanaian Francis Afriyie

In a bid to strengthen their attack for the 2019-2020 Africa Champions League, Kogalo have signed Ghanaian attacker Francis Afriyie.

The 24 year old recently played for Murcielagos  in the Mexican top tier. He made 9 appearances and scored two goals. He previously was in the squad for Vojvodina in the Serbian league though he did not play. Prior to that he played for Bechem in the Ghanaian league.

He is the second Ghanaian to play for Kogalo after Taofiq Zakari who joined Gor Mahia in 2015 but only appeared in friendlies.

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19 thoughts on “Gor Mahia sign Ghanaian Francis Afriyie

  1. Reports indicate that the last time Francis Afriye played was in 2018 in a third tier club in Mexico. He had been loaned to that club from a club in Serbia Perhaps someone with information can shed light on what Francis has been doing from January 2019? 6 months without competitive football: was he recuperating from an injury? Oswozo Moziek over to you for assessment and evaluation during training.

    I hope all shall be well and a big ‘thank you’ to the Gor Mahia for responding in a very structured way to correct the weaknesses that noticed in the recently failed CECAFA club campaign.

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    1. Dennis Oliech had not played for how many years before signing for Gor Mahia?????????????? Dennis Oliech had not played for how many years before signing for Gor Mahia?????????????? Dennis Oliech had not played for how many years before signing for Gor Mahia?????????????? Dennis Oliech had not played for how many years before signing for Gor Mahia?????????????? Dennis Oliech had not played for how many years before signing for Gor Mahia??????????????

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  2. Good observation @BB, his fitness and reported age will be put to question but nevertheless thanks to the negative energy branch aka legion of doom for putting pressure from all angles on EC to up their game….clearly the game has been upped.

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  3. Good question @BB.
    When there is a gap in your cv people will always question why.
    However, let’s wait and assess him before we can judge him.
    He may just turn out to be what we need in the team going forward!!

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  4. Did he undergo trials, was the coach impressed, did he pass the medical test after along period off competitive football, was he a free agent( if so then no value).Incase the above aspects of player transfer were not done then we are doomed.Mediocrity of the highest magnitude.

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    1. Odhis you remember this in the preceding article? “Is he also down to earth?” Your concern is legitimate. However, I have a strong feeling that this ‘Gormahian’ stays on his feet most of the time. Come to think of it: eye-witnesses describe him as a pillar of a man (Odhis your good Kiswahili would translate this to pandikizi la mtu). Perhaps the shape and height of Pascal Wawa. With that kind of physique, he would have sustained career-ending injuries if he was down to earth. Could he have survived as a striker with that frame, if at any slight contact, he would be landing home (to earth)? I think all is well and this time we have the real deal, in fact an upgrade of Jausenge.

      If I am not wrong, this is the second Ghanaian in Gor Mahia in recent years. A couple of seasons ago we had an eye on one purported to be a striker (Abdulrazak? or something close?), but was not signed because he did not fit the bill. With such lessons, I believe this time round due diligence was carried out. With memories of Odula, Oboya and Njuguna Pablo still fresh, Gor Mahia cannot go the path of hiring a player to spend the rest of the season in the sick bay.

      Our first league match will be against Brewkenge on 1.9.2019. Then the Burundians are also standing on our path to CAF glory. We need a very fit arsenal. Slowly by slowly the team is taking shape into one very formidable machine. I look around and I don’t see any department with passengers. The Management has also done well to listen to our advice and offload those foreign players who are no better than our natives.

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    2. Do you mean free agents like Aoron Ramsey, Dani Alves etc have no value? Six months is not along time. Players have been out for upto even 2 years without playing but after gaining fitness came back stronger. Talent is natural, fitness can be built in a few weeks. From the videos, he is an attacking midfielder who can shoot from range. His two goals one from outside the box and another from a rebound shows he can add a new dimension to our attack (we rarely score those types of goals). FITNESS can be an issue if the player dont work hard, thats his own decision. And having been to Europe i think he wants to use GorMahia as a ladder to get back there even more motivation to work harder and prove himself which is win-win for us

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  5. Gor Mahia official website (www.gormahiafc.co.ke) has nothing about this man Francis Afriyie from Ghana. A look at his profile in the internet is not encouraging. The coach assessed him in training for some days, let us hope the coach was satisfied with his ability and that is why he was signed.

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  6. From the players brief profile, he’s is the least utilised striker Gor has brought on board compared to the club’s current squad including new signings if the 2018/2019 league appearances is something to go by.

    His conversion rate is also a concern with nine appearances and only two goals. But i believe our good office did their homework well and he will be of help to the team.

    Otherwise i wish K’Ogallo the best as they prepare for CCL.

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  7. Ivorian Gislein Yikpe Gnamian also known in French lingua as Gnamien Dominique and Ghanaian Francis Afriyie are both targetmen who will pump in hard goals without mercy at opponents nets. In Luo we say “Bao biro Ywak” aduwa so keep calm. I mean Duke Abuya and John Avire’s employers want 10M for their signatures just because it is Gor interested in signing them. Let these two foreigners make K’Ogalo great again. Thank you very much

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  8. Dennis Oliech had not played for how many years before signing for Gor Mahia?????????????? Dennis Oliech had not played for how many years before signing for Gor Mahia?????????????? Dennis Oliech had not played for how many years before signing for Gor Mahia??????????????

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  9. There is something I am really itching to mention but I will save it for another day. Let me just thank the EC for the recruitment done despite the dissenting voices…and to ask oswozo moziek who his informers are. Most of what he had mentioned here in terms of wazito has come to pass! As for barefoot bandit, don’t worry. We will soon know whether these west Africans are fraudsters or the real deal when we meet bandari in the supercup

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  10. Ramsey is a Juve player while Alves is free due to his advanced age. Valuable players either sign precontract awaiting transfer or tied down to long lucrative deals and can rarely be free at any one time. Let’s hope these west Africans deliver as per Gor standards, no sugarcoating.

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  11. Goal.com reports Coach Hassan Oktay saying that he does not know Francis Afriyie and he has never seen him. Confusing.

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  12. Kip 9 goals versus a 2 goal and a 5 goal foreigner. Even Sam Onyango did 8 goals. The disconnect between the coach and office on signing of players is worrying even if you don’t know a player you can assess him during training. Didn’t Zamalek Abbas Magongo, Jua Kali etc etc transition from the lower league to become forces on the continental stage. WHY IS OKTAY NON COMMITAL THE BUCK STOPS WITH HIM HE SHOULD NOT ALLOW HALF BAKED PLAYERS TO BE FORCED ON HIM GOR MAHIA IS NOT AN EXPERIMENT

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    1. @Oduor12, when Tuyisenge was signed you used to tease him as 4m flop but eventually he proved all doubting Thomases wrong. What is really wrong with GOR Mahia fans mara we need youthful players, mara experience, mara flops etc? What do we really want?

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