Tag: Gor Mahia transfers



10 Oct 17

As the end of the season nears, the transfer season has already begun in earnest. And it appears that Gor Mahia’s first task will be to try and maintain the services of talisman Jacque Tuyisenge. According to Citizen Sports, Rwandese side APR have sent a delegation to Nairobi to negotiate with Tuyisenge in a bid to get him back.

Gor Mahia for their part are trying to keep the Rwandese striker who is currently the highest paid player at the club.

“As a club we are talking to him. We do not want a situation where we lose him for free .We are therefore trying to reach a common ground,” a club source who requested anonymity told Citizen Digital.

Tuyisenge has scored 11 goals this season including 6 in the Sportpesa premier league. His most notable goal was the header against Everton in Dar es Salaam where he headed in a Kenneth Muguna corner kick from a very difficult angle.

With success inevitably other clubs mostly foreign but sometimes local ones come knocking on the door to seek the services of Gor Mahia players and technical staff. Tuyisenge is likely not the last player whom Gor Mahia will be fighting to keep this season.


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9 Aug 17

Gor Mahia official Ronald Ngala has indicated that Kenneth Muguna has not left the club. Rather he has expressed a desire to leave but Kogalo are yet to receive a formal offer from KF Tirana, the club he has been associated with.

“He has expressed his desire to leave and we will not stand in his way if Tirana approaches us for negotiations since Muguna has a contract us. They haven’t made an official communication to us but once they come on board and we reach an agreement, we will allow Muguna to chase his European dream. Normally, we do not block players from advancing to a higher level or pursue their overseas dream.” said Ngala to the Star newspaper.

Muguna joined Gor Mahia in January of this year and had been a stellar performer under coach Ze Maria. The Brazilian who now coaches KF Tirana in Albania,  is now keen to bring Muguna into his new team.

CEO Ludovick Aduda also concurred that the club will let Muguna go if an appropriate offer is tabled.

“We have not received offers for Muguna. He is still a Gor Mahia player, with a running contract for three years.  Those are just rumours because we have not released the player and that is why he played on Saturday against Muhoroni Youth.

“We cannot stop the player from leaving if the right procedure is followed. Tirana should write to us and we will negotiate on behalf of the player, if we reach an agreement then the player can go.” said Aduda to goal.com

Gor Mahia received some cash when players like Khalid Aucho left. On the other hand players like Ali Abondo and Eric Ouma left on free transfer.

Gor Mahia provides excellent exposure for players who are looking for a move to Europe. Which is why such players should not be allowed to go free.


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30 Jun 17

Kahata after striking a free-kick against Western Stima in 2016


Midfield ace Francis Kahata, whose stay at Gor Mahia has been in doubt, has penned a new two year contract according to goal.com

“Francis Kahata as agreed to pen a two year deal and will be part of Gor Mahia family for the next two seasons. KPL It was one of the transfers that we wanted sorted out as quickly as possible and focus our energy on upcoming matches.” said club CEO Ludovick Aduda to goal.com

Kahata’s stay at Kogalo has been in doubt with various reports suggesting that he has not been happy with his role as a substitute and was seeking a move.

Meanwhile Gor Mahia will be looking to right the ship and put their title chase back on track as they take on Ulinzi Stars at Moi stadium Kisumu on Sunday July 2.

Kogalo dropped to second place after losing to Sofapaka 2 weeks ago. Coach Zedekiah Otieno will be keen to right the ship and gain the confidence of fans.


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28 Jan 17

Jean Batiste Mugiraneza, John Ndirangu Softie, Kenneth Muguna, Joash Onyango,Filemon Otieno, Mike Simiyu, Shaban Odhoji (keeper), Jeconia Uyoga, Teddy Osok, Oliver Maloba, Peter Odhiambo (Keeper) , Maqbul Mohammed.
Image courtesy of Jaro Soja

The new signings were unveiled at an event at the Radisson Blue Hotel.

 

At the same event, Musa Mohamed was elected team captain with Jacque Tuyisenge elected Vice Captain.

Nizigiyimana and Kahata received the team flag from Jaro Soja

 

Aside from unveiling new players, Gomalotto was officially launched.

 


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13 Jan 17

Hit man Enock Agwanda has apparently left the club. The burly striker, who joined from Sofapaka, has left the club after failing to agree on a deal.

“We had agreed on everything and all that was remaining was for the player to sign the contract, however, he stood up and just walked away saying he is going to read it. He left us seated and walked off, it was disrespectful to us. The NEC decided to release him, meaning he is no longer part of the Gor Mahia family,”  said Judith Nyangi to goal.com

It is not clear whether the technical bench including Ze Maria provided any input as to whether Agwanda should be signed.

Agwanda joined Kogalo in 2015. For the past two years he has mostly been deployed as a substitute.  Neverthless he scored six goals in 2016. The most notable one was the goal against arch rivals AFC that sealed a 2-0 win.

Agwanda has also contributed to goals via his long , well directed throw ins reminiscent of Tobias Ocholla.

He has had to play behind Kagere, Tuyisenge and Blackberry. And with Timothy Otieno returning, competition was bound to be more intense.

Bernard Ochieng deal falls through

Gor Mahia’s efforts to sign Bernard Ochieng have fallen through. The promising Vihiga United defender balked because he was concerned about becoming a bench warmer at Gor Mahia.

“We wanted to sign Ochieng’ (Bernard) but he was not free to join us. So we thought it would be wise if we stop the search for now until next time.” said Judith Nyangi to goal.com

Other news

Former Gor Mahia midfield enforcer Khalid Aucho has been released by South African side Baroka. Aucho left Gor Mahia for trials in Scotland in June of 2016 before proceeding to South Africa. Also released by Baroka is another Ugandan player, Geoffrey Massa.

South Africa has proven a tough nut to crack for many former Gor Mahia players like Kevin Omondi and Ali Abondo.

According to Kawowo sports, The South African league has been criticized by many foreigners especially Ugandans as one that favors the natives and gives outsiders little playing time

Aucho was included in the Uganda squad to the 2017 Africa Nations cup. Its his chance to showcase his skills and attract the attention of another high profile club.

 


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12 Jan 17

Gor Mahia are keenly pursuing central defender Bernard Ochieng who is currently tied to second tier side Vihiga United.  A club official from Vihiga United, Peter Atsiaya says that Gor Mahia have tabled an offer and the club is willing to consider it. However the player is hesitant to make the move as he may warm the bench like other signings have done at Kogalo.

“Gor Mahia are very keen on signing our defender Bernard Ochieng’. They have even tabled their offer but the deal might not easily go through because there are a number of things which have to be considered as well. Playing time is also very important for the players’ career,” said Atsiaya to goal.com

Ochieng has been one of the key cogs in the Vihiga United setup. He impressed not just Gor Mahia scouts, but also national team coach Stan Okumbi. As a result, Ochieng was called up to the national team in September for the friendly against Congo. Quite an achievement for a player in the second tier.

And Vihiga United could very well be promoted to the KPL this year if Nick Mwendwa has his way. The FKF chairman has demoted three teams from KPL for not complying with CAF licensing rules and is adamant that the KPL will have 18 teams in 2017. This means Vihiga could be promoted if Mwendwa has his way.

Another player Gor Mahia are pursuing is Mohamed Karim Macqbul. The lanky left back was impressive while playing in the Super 8 tournament for Jericho All Stars. According to Judith Nyangi, Gor Mahia are close to signing the player. Since Jericho All Stars are not affiliated with FKF, another team has come forward to demand development fees from Gor Mahia.

‘’It has come to our notice that Gor Mahia are keen on signing Mohammed Karim Makbul. Gunners Youth FC wish to state categorically that Makbul is duly signed with us and he has featured in the FKF SCBL. We have never released him either.” said Gunners Youth FC team manager Hussein Omar Marie according to futaa.com

Meanwhile Timothy Otieno, who is returning from a loan spell with Posta Rangers, is happy to be back at Gor Mahia and determined to fight for a place in the starting line-up, something he could not do under Frank Nuttall in 2015.

“It feels good to be back at Gor because this is a great club. I am happy with the decision to go out to Rangers last season because I have learnt a lot and improved in so many aspects. Though I suffered a long term injury at the beginning of the season, I managed to work hard to get into top form,” Otieno told Capital FM.

So far Coach Ze Maria is impressed with Otieno.

“He is a very good player and one who we need in this team. I told him from June that I wanted him back and I am happy he has decided to return. I am sure he will make a good addition and in training so far, he has shown he is hungry to play,” the tactician offered.

Otieno shrugged off requests from new Posta Rangers coach Sammy Omollo “Pamzo” to stay with Rangers.

 

 


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9 Jan 17

Gor Mahia left back Eric Ouma “Marcelo” is likely  headed to Europe. According to a report on futaa.com, Marcelo has been offered a contract by Kolketi, a team in the Georgian top tier known as the Umagalesi League. That league is divided into two groupps of seven. Kokleti are currently in fourth place in their group. The club is based in the town of Poti and plays their home games in the Fazisi stadium, a 6000 capacity facility.
The letter from the President of Kolketi reads as follows:

I undersign Mr. Teimuraz Barkaia President of the Kolkheti 1913 POTI from UMAGLESI LIGA in Gergia invite Mr. Otieno Eric Ouma D.O.B 07.09.1996, PPno:A2227435 Nationality KENYA.

To join our team in Georgia the date 10.01.2017. To play in our team for the new season 2017.

Our team take care for the accommodation, local transport and all insurance during the staying in the stay in our country.

We wait you very soon in our team.

Should Marcelo join this club, he will likely be the first Kenyan to play in Georgia. There are no other Africans in the Kolketi squad.


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8 Jan 17

Gor Mahia’s youthful defender Eric Ouma has come out and strongly denied rumours that he turned down a contract from Gor Mahia and insisted on another six month contract

Below is the statement that was posted in Marcelo’s social media pages

I wish to categorically state that rumours circulating around that I recently insisted for a further six months stay at Gor Mahia and in the process turning down a 3 year offer is misinformed.
Neither myself nor my Representatives have held OFFICIAL talks with the club as purported by a section of the media but I am fully aware that a meeting regarding the same is being scheduled to clear the air.
Fans have reacted and I feel their frustrations because its a normal occurrence anywhere in the world of football when such reports are filtered into the air more so as a result of misinformation.
I once again thank you for your continued support and may God bless you in your endeavors. Happy New Year.

Muguna signed

A report suggests that Gor Mahia have sealed a deal to sign KPL player of the year Kenneth Muguna.

“We have been following Muguna and we are happy we have got his signature. He will play a pivotal role in our 2017 campaign,” the official who sought anonymity told supersport.com.

The lanky Muguna shone brilliantly in the 2016 season playing for Western Stima. He had previously played for Palos of Kisumu. He was most notable for his tireless running and boundless energy. With Muguna and Mugiraneza in the defensive midfield area, Gor Mahia will be much stronger in the department which was weak last season.

Ze Maria Returns

Gor Mahia tactician Ze Maria has returned from his Christmas holiday. He spent the holiday first in Italy where he lives then in Brazil. Ze Maria landed at JKIA airport on Saturday.


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6 Jan 17

Gor Mahia have apparently parted ways with promising defender Eric Ouma “Marcelo”. Club Chairman Ambrose Rachier confirmed to goal.com

“Eric Ouma’s contract has expired and we have not talked with him on the possibility of renewing it. He is not our player as we speak because we don’t have contract with him,” Rachier Said.

A source confirmed to goal.com that Marcelo has indeed left the team.

“Eric Ouma has been dropped and will not be part of our 2017 squad. He never showed interest in playing for us and we have decided to cut the ties.” said the source

There has been contention within the club regarding the fact that Marcelo insists on a 6 month renewal whereas the club has been trying to get him to sign a 2 year contract.

The club has also announced that the contracts of Boniface Oluoch and Karim Nizigiyimana have been extended for two years to end of 2018.

“Gor Mahia is pleased to confirm that goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch and defender Karim Nizigiyimana have each extended their stay at the club for 2 years respectively.” according the club site.  Abouba Sibomana, whose contract expired, has also left the club.

According to the club site, seven players have so far been signed by the club:

Here is the full list: Shaban Odhoji (from Ushuru for three years), Jean-Baptiste Mugiraneza (from Azam for two years), Oliver Maloba (from City Stars for three years), Philemon Otieno (from Ushuru for three years), Jeconiah Uyoga (for four years), John Ndirangu (from AFC Leopards for three years) and Alpha Onyango (from the team’s U20 side).

Alpha Onyango was one of the standouts from the recently concluded KPL U20 tournament.

Jeconiah Uyoga was the second leading scorer in the recently concluded Extreme  Sports Super 8, while playing for Technical University of Kenya (TUK).

Jerim Onyango

According to a report from futaa.com, a number of players have been dropped by the club:

Jerry Onyango, Crispin Odula, Baron Jobita, Jackson Saleh, Luke Ochieng, Gradus Ochieng, Sammy Okinda, Ronald Omino, Bernard Odhiambo and Jacob Keli.

Jerim Onyango, the long serving club skipper has long indicated an interest in pursuing a political seat : MCA of his home  in Ugunja, Ugenya constituency.

“I have not retired just yet, who knows I could play for another six months before retiring but the truth is I will be seeking a political seat in 2017 and so I am still consulting on the best way to go about it.” he said.

Chairman Ambrose Rachier was however concerned that Jerim would be too distracted to focus on football in 2017.


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2 Jan 17

Former Gor Mahia midfield ace, Ali Abondo is still not certain of his future but has indicated that a return to Gor Mahia is a possibility.  It is also apparent that Ajax Cape Town have not communicated directly to Abondo regarding his status but have only communicated via the media.

“We are still discussing things with my employers and my agent will let me know soon what my next move will be. I like this club (Ajax), but my stay here wasn’t exactly what I had hoped for and if they are saying those things (in the media) then there is a possibility that I may leave before my contract is up. If that happens, I would not mind coming back to Gor Mahia. That has been my club for a long time and it won’t be the first time I am will be returning.” said Abondo to the KPL website.

Abondo left Kogalo for trials in South Africa in January of 2016 after having had a stellar season in 2015.

Meanwhile Baron Oketch Jobita is leaving Gor Mahia to join Ulinzi on a one year loan deal.

“We have completed everything on both sides and we are glad that Oketch will be joining us. We needed someone to complement Makwatta (John) in striking and Baron fits what we were looking for. He is a very good player and he will play a big role for us in 2017 especially in continental football,” Ulinzi Stars chair Lt. Col. Erick Oloo said to the Ulinzi FC website.

The speedy Jobita whose father Laban Jobita played for Gor Mahia in the 1990s joined Gor Mahia from Western Stima in 2016.  But he has not fit into coach Ze Maria’s plans. He thrives on using his speed down the flanks which does not suit Ze Maria’s style. As a result, he hardly played.

 


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