Gor Mahia have released Ugandan striker Erisa Sekisambu. The Ugandan was a high profile signing in 2018 joining from Ugandan champions Vipers. Gor Mahia had pursued him for 2 seasons. But under coach Hassan Oktay, Sekisambu struggled to find his way into the starting eleven.
Others released according to the Nation report are Cercidy Okeyo, Pascal Ogweno and Shaban Odhoji.
Defender Ogweno joined from Kariobangi Sharks in 2018 while Okeyo joined from Tusker. Both had excellent seasons in 2017 but failed to make a mark at Kogalo due lack of playing opportunities. Shaban Odhoji played well in spots but was inconsistent.
Gor Mahia have signed Denis Oalo, Tobias Otieno, Ronack Elvis, Dickson Ambundo, Curtis Wekesa and David Mapigano. This marks the first time in a decade that Gor Mahia have not signed a high profile player. No word yet on former attacking midfielder Ali Abondo.
However CEO Omondi Aduda says they are still searching for additional players.
“The window is not yet closed, anything is possible,” said Aduda to the Nation.
Gor Mahia’s new signing, Erisa Sekisambu whose arrival had been delayed due to disagreements over his signing bonus, has reported to the KOgalo camp in Nakuru.
Additional reporting from sportsfanug.com
The center forward penned a two-year deal with the reigning Kenyan Premier league champions in late October but money had not exchanged hands hence delaying the completion of the move.
The 23-year-old former Vipers SC player is expected to join the rest of the team as they begin a one week camp in Nakuru County on Wednesday morning.
Erisa Ssekisambu’s arrival adds to six the number of foreign players at KPL Champions and the club will have to drop or loan one to create space for the Ugandan vibrant international.
Erisa Ssekisambu was at Uganda Premier League Champions Vipers Sports Club last season and joins fellow Ugandan Shafik Batambuze at the K’Ongalo.
Gor Mahia have signed Western Stima defender Geoffrey Ochieng.
“Ochieng is our player, he has been signed on a four-year deal and we are excited to have him on board. He has enough quality to be a top defender, and he will definitely fit our playing system.” said CEO Omondi Aduda to goal.com
Ochieng joined Stima from Kisumu Palos. He has previously been a transfer target of several KPL teams including Gor Mahia, Bandari and Sofapaka. He can play at either fullback or central defence.