Long serving Kogalo attacker George Odhiambo Blackberry has opted to renew his contract at the club after a protracted negotiation between the club and his agent. Blackberry was the last key player who had not renewed hos contract.
“Blackbbery’ has committed to Gor Mahia after agreeing to sign a one and half year contract extension. He was the only player, who was yet to extend his stay after his contract had run down but I can confirm now that he will be with us next season. As we speak, he (Odhiambo) has travelled to Nakuru to join the rest in pre-season training. I now believe that the team is ready and good to go.” said club CEO Omondi Aduda to goal.com
Blackberry first joined Kogalo in 2009, left at the end of 2010 and returned in 2014. He has experienced a major career revival in 2017 that saw him earn a place in the national team where he had not played since 2011.
Aduda also confirmed that the club has released Rwandese midfielder Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza. He had request a release in order to get more playing time after being unable to cement a first team place at Kogalo.
“We have officially released the player and from what I am gathering is that he has signed for APR. We want to wish him well for whatever he did for our club and respect his choice.” said Aduda.
Also leaving the club is Mike Simiyu who has joined Mathare and John Ndirangu who will play for Kakamega Homeboyz this season