Gor Mahia are said to be pursuing Ugandan midfielder Shafiq Batambuze. CEO Omondi Aduda confirmed the same.
“We are close to agreeing a deal to bring him to Gor Mahia. It is just a matter of when the transfer window opens and the deal will be sealed. We want to give him a three-year contract and everything is already in place. said Aduda to goal.com
Batambuze has played for Western Stima, Sofapaka, Tusker as well as Simba of Tanzania. He is currently at Singida United of Tanzania. The 24 year old was in the Uganda squad at the 2017 Africa cup of Nations.
Another player that Kogalo is pursuing is Rwandese defender Eric Rutanga. The 25 year old played a key role in enabling Rayon Sport to beat Gor Mahia in the 2018 CAF Confederations cup. He is also being pursued by AFC Leopards.
Meanwhile club official Ronald Ngala has told Citizen Sport that the club is scouting for a top tier striker.
“The coach and the technical bench are scouting for a good striker and midfielder as we look forward to build a strong side to compete effectively in all competitions,” said Ngala.
Ngala has also stated that coach Dylan Kerr has softened his stance on former midfielder Kenneth Muguna.
“Our coach may not have seen Muguna play because he exited just when the he had joined the team, but we have explained to him the great qualities he possesses. Consequently, he has shown the willingness to work with him. “If he comes back as a free agent the way he is, we will definitely get him back,” he told Citizen sports.