Uganda Cranes midfielder Geoffrey “Baba” Kizito is off to Vietnam after playing for Gor Mahia for one season.
“I think I have played my part by helping the team retain Kenya Premier League title and I am looking at other options now,” said Kizito to MTNfootball.
Kizito had been in trials with a Vietnamese club after the end of the season in Kenya and managed to secure a place.
“I signed a pre-contract with a team in Vietnam and hopefully I will be headed back there.”. Prior to playing for Gor Mahia Kizito featured for another Vietnamese side Saigon Xuan Thanh
Kizito scored six goals during the 2014 season, none more memorable than the spectacular free-kick that sealed a 1-0 win over SoNy Sugar to keep Gor Mahia’s title challenge on track.
Meanwhile Simba have confirmed the sign on fee offered to Dan Sserunkuma, a whopping Ksh 8.1 million.
He added: “Initially he asked for Sh9m (100, 000 dollars) for his move but we settled at Sh8.1m (90,000 dollars) and we believe he will help us win many titles with his goals, just as he did for Gor Mahia.” said Simba chief scout Hans Poppe to goal.com
Chris Omondi decries lack of finances
Gor Mahia secretary general indicated that the club did their best to hold onto Sserunkuma but they never had a chance against a well financed Simba.
“Sserunkuma is as good as gone. We have tried to convince him to stay as we work out a new deal but Simba have given him a good deal that we cannot match with our current financial problems,” he said to the KPL website.
Omondi said they tried to tie down the player but his agent played hard and kept pushing him to sign the Tanzanian deal.
“The realities of our weakness in matters finance have been brought home especially at this point of the season. We tried to fight for his signature but it reached a point we couldn’t bargain. He knew what was on the table and his agent was breathing down his neck to sign the Simba deal; so on that we have lost out. He says he has not signed yet, but I do not see him rejecting the offer,” Omondi continued.