courtesy of the Nation
Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have pulled a major transfer coup by landing the signature of highly rated Uganda international midfielder Geoffrey “Baba” Kizito.
Club Secretary General George Bwana told Nation Sport that the combative midfield comes on board as a replacement for Joseph “Pablo” Njuguna who was recently released by the club. Besides Kizito, Gor are reportedly finalizing a deal with creative Bandari winger Shaban Kenga.
Kenga was a star performer last season for the coastal side to emerge as the second best midfielder of the year.
“We have agreed on 95 percent of the deal and Kenga will be our player any time from now,” said Bwana.
K’Ogalo are also set to bring back into the fold former playmaker Rama Salim who left the club in August last year to join Qatari division two side Al-Marhiya. In late October Rama trained with Gor while serving a two-month suspension slapped on him by his Qatari club following a training ground confrontation with a teammate.
The anticipated arrival of Kenga, Rama and Kizito will give the 13-time league champions the much needed muscle to compete at the continental level this year.
Bwana added that they are also trawling the transfer market in search of a “quality shot stopper” to replace Tanzanian international Ivo Mapunda.