Gor Mahia’s Brazilian tactician, Ze Maria has identified certain players the club must hold onto and also areas of weakness that must be strengthened.
“I’ve already identified areas that need strengthening and informed the office on what to do. There are also four players whose contracts elapse at the end of 2016 and I still need their services so talks have opened to renew their deals,” said Ze Maria
Karim Nizigiyimana and Abouba Sibomana, goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch, Eric Ouma and Jacob Keli are some of the players whose contract will be running out at the end of the year.
Ze Maria reckons that the club will need to sign at least six players. One of the gaping holes in the Gor Mahia setup is at defensive midfielder. Khalid Aucho left a massive hole which has yet to be filled.
One player who is almost certain to leave is Baron Jobita. The speedy winger arrived in June but failed to make an impression on coach Ze Maria. Western Stima coach Henry Omino is keen to have his former player back.
“He has learnt, and my sources have revealed to me that he wants to re-join us. I have no problem at all, he is our player, and like a prodigal son, we will welcome him. But that depends with his current employers, if they release him, good, if they do not, there are many ways to work it out.” said Omino to goal.com