Meddie Kagere looks set to join Gor Mahia. This according to a report on posted goal.com. The Rwandese talisman has been training with Kogalo at Camp Toyoyo since the season started. However with reports that Gor Mahia were on the verge of signing a Brazilian striker, Thiago Lima Da Silva, it seemed that Kagere would not have a place at the club. Kagere was then said to be negotiating deals with Tusker and AFC Leopards. The deal with Da Silva has now fizzled amid reports that he is not fit and other reports that his International Transfer Certificate could not be processed on time.
Ronald Ngala confirmed to goal.com that a deal
“Nothing has been finalized yet, we have had discussions but he has not yet signed. He is expected in our offices today (Monday) to discuss his transfer that is personal terms, and after that we hope he can sign the contract. Kagere is a good player, a player of undoubted quality and I believe he will add real value to the team.” Ngala said.
Last season Kagere combined with Michael Olunga and Ali Abondo to form one of the most devastating attack formations ever seen in Kenya. A return could see him play with fellow Rwandese Jacque Tuyisenge with whom he is familiar.
Since Kagere has been at Camp Toyoyo for several months now, the club’s technical staff must have a good idea about his fitness levels, his form and his state of mind.
The lanky Tusker midfielder who is seen by some as an ideal replacement for the departing Khalid Aucho seems interested in joining Kogalo. However his transfer bid is being blocked by both Tusker and the FKF because he still has 18 months left on his contract.
The Daily Nation reports that Mieno who earns about Sh80,000 a month and is reportedly being offered Sh130,000 at K’Ogalo and a sign on fee of Sh 1.5 million. However, Gor’s acting secretary general Ronald Ngala denies the claims.
“We’ve never talked to Mieno nor made an official bid. We would go for him if he’s a free agent because he’s a good player,” he said.
Ngala added: “We made official approach for the players we wanted. We made an approach to Western Stima for Baron Oketch and we got him .It was the same with Muhoroni Youth for Wellington Oketch .We also made an approach to Mathare United for Eric Johanna but they never replied while Bandari rejected our approach for Anthony Kimani.” said Ngala to the Nation.
Tusker director Charles Obiny said there is no just cause for Mieno to end his contract. He said: “The rules are clear. Gor have not made any offer to us,” he said. Article 16A of Fifa rules state that a contract can’t be unilaterally terminated during the course of a season.
However, for footballing reason, a player can only terminate his contract if “in the course of the season, appeared in fewer than ten per cent of the official matches in which his club has featured in .In such a case, sporting sanctions shall not be imposed, though compensation may be payable”.
Mieno first made his name at Sofapaka before going to Tanzania, then AFC Leopards and now Tusker. In his prime, he was a regular with the national team.
In a bizarre twist, Khalid Aucho now claims that he will be attending trials at Aberdeen and not Glasgow Rangers.
I just read a lot about Rangers but the truth of the matter is that I have been invited by Aberdeen and not Rangers.” said Aucho according to dailyrecord.co.uk
Chairman Ambrose Rachier also concurred with the statements according to the report
We had been reading in the media so much about Rangers but the truth of the matter is that we got a copy of Aucho’s invitation letter from Aberdeen and we have granted the player permission as he awaits his visa.” said Rachier.
This is par for the course for Aucho who often uses social media to send conflicting messages that leave fans and pundits wondering about his status.