Eric Ouma back for six months
Promising left back Eric Ouma “Marcelo” has signed another contract extension. But to the dismay of fans, the extension is for only another 6 months. Ouma has been the subject of speculation with reports linking him to arch rivals AFC Leopards. Other reports suggested he was due to leave for the USA on a football scholarship. He was supposedly offered a full scholarship by Lindsey Wilson, the same school that former Gor Mahia and Tusker ace Tom Odhiambo attended alongside Eric Ochieng “Cantona” in the late 1990s.
Ouma joined Gor Mahia from Kakamega high school this season. He has quickly propelled himself to stardom even earning a place in the Harambee stars starting line-up.
Chairman Rachier expressed his dissapointment at not signing a longer term contract.
‘Marcelo’ has proven himself in his position. He is a good player and we really appreciate his work so far. We wish he could sign for a longer term,” said Rachier to the club site.
Crispin Odula joins Gor Mahia
Gor Mahia have signed veteran defensive midfielder Crispin Odula. The lanky Odula has for the past one year been playing in Finland for AC Oulu. Odula is vastly experienced. He first played in the Kenya Premier League 10 years ago (In 2006). At the time he played for Coast Stars. He was an instant hit and already had offers from foreign teams. After a few trials in Europe, he ended up at Al Wahda in Saudi Arabia before returning to Kenya to play for Bandari, Azam, Coastal Union (Tanzania) and later Tusker. Last year he joined AC Oulu of Finland.
Odula is seen as replacement for Khalid Aucho. He had initially been linked with a move to AFC Leopards. Rachier was happy to sign Odula who will add steel to the midfield as well as experience.
“Crispin Odula is a seasoned midfielder. He should be an asset in our attacking and central midfield. We welcome him to the K’Ogalo family.” said Rachier.
His listed date of birth is September 8 1989.
Khalid Aucho released.
Ugandan midfield ace Khalid Aucho who has been the engine in Gor Mahia’s midfield since he joined in 2015, has finally departed, thus bringing an end to the speculation around him.
Chairman Rachier confirmed as much.
“Khalid Aucho is leaving the club and he will not be with us in the second leg. That is why we have signed Kagere because we are safe as far as foreign quota rule in Kenya is concerned.” said Rachier to goal.com
Aucho is set to attend trials at Aberdeen FC in Scotland’s top tier. This is the team where Sir Alex Ferguson first made a name for himself as a coach. In 2016, they finished second in the league standings behind Celtic.