Gor Mahia CEO Omondi Aduda appears fed up with Innocent Wafula. This after the utility player went AWOL.
“Wafula is free to join a club of his choice. His contract will end in January and now that he is not available to negotiate for extension, we have no option. We don’t have time to follow a player all the way to Busia. He should be the one keen to extend his stay that as a club we were very willing to negotiate.” said Aduda to goal.com
This is not the first time Wafula has dissappeared upcountry only to resurface again mysteriously.
Aduda told soka.co.ke that he thinks the club has enough cover at right back.
“He is on a bosman. His association with us ends this December. We have Phillemon Otieno and Wellington Ochieng who can play at right back and even our new acquisition Pascal Ogweno can also slot in there so I think we are well covered,” said Aduda
But when Wafula is at his best, he is peerless at right back. His speed and ability to deliver dangerous crosses on the right flank has resulted in numerous goals particularly during his first season in 2015 when he thrived under Frank Nuttall. He played well enough to be called to the national team that was due to travel to Cape Verde. He was later dropped amid rumours that he was actually a Ugandan.
In 2018, he experienced a career revival under Dylan Kerr and appeared on course to regain his past imperious form.
Wafula has also flatly refused to acquire a passport which rules him out from most international matches. But he is still useful for international matches that are played at home or close to hom such as CECAFA. However at this point it appears he is set to part ways with the club. He will surely be picked up by another top team.