Tag: Gor Mahia transfers



19 Aug 18

Gor Mahia have signed former midfielder Kenneth Muguna. The player who was signed from Western Stima in 2017, left in 2018 to pursue a dream of playing in Europe. He joined KF Tirana where he joined former Kogalo coach Ze Maria. Also at Tirana was Musa Mohamed who left midway through 2017. After the season ended. Tirana indicated that they did not need Muguna’s services. As such Muguna did not go back to Tirana for the new season. Tirana have been promoted back into the Albanian top tier.


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12 Aug 18

Gor Mahia officials have come out strongly to deny allegations that they pocketed Ksh 5 million to allow Godfrey Walusimbi to transfer to Kaizer Chiefs.

Gor Mahia fans have been left confused as to why players who are still under contract are constantly sneaking out on free transfers. And in 2017, FIFA sanctioned Gor Mahia because the proceeds of transfer fees were not being credited to the club’s account.

Additional reporting from goal.com
Gor Mahia have denied allegations that club chairman Ambrose Rachier has benefited financially from the impending move of Godfrey Walusimbi to South Africa.

The Ugandan defender reportedly sneaked to South Africa to begin personal negotiations with Kaizer Chiefs even though he still has a one and half year contract to run with the Kenyan champions.

But a section of club fans took to social media to accuse Rachier of sanctioning the move, a position that the club has since denied.

“It is my hope that this statement exonerates our Chairman’s names and that of the CEO (Omondi Aduda) from un-profound allegations of having pocketed Sh 20 million from Walusimbi’s transfer,” Gor Mahia Secretary General Ben Omondi said in a statement seen by Goal .


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2 Jul 18

Coach Dylan Kerr was an unhappy man after Gor Mahia gave a up a 2-0 lead and ended up drawing 2-2 with Rayon Sports of Rwanda. So unhappy that he skipped the post match interview.

“I’m not happy at all.That is not Gor Mahia. My players are fatigued and there are a lot of off-pitch issues affecting them. They are worried of how they are going to get paid..”There is a lot of pressure on Francis Kahata because Simba are talking to my player and that may be affecting him. It affects other players as well because Francis is a good player ,”he said, to Citizen Sports.

Kerr was furious with Simba for tapping his player (Kagere), who left on free transfer.

What is also difficult to explain is how a club that has a sponsor, that received Ksh 3 million for winning the Sportpesa Supercup and Ksh 27 million from CAF is having difficulty paying players.

As for fatigue, K”Ogalo should have skipped the CECAFA club cup. Gor Mahia should have considered sigining more players during the June transfer season especially to replace injured players. And Kerr should rest some of his key players.

Kerr went on to say that the saga with the substandard hotel affected his players

“Technically I thought we played some good football though we were tired. The accommodation we stayed in wasn’t good.We got locked in the car park for 3 hrs because they wanted charges for the day we stayed.The players have got those things in their head…that wasn’t my team today but I like the energy and the effort.” he concluded.

Kerr posted his frustration on social media

 

Gor Mahia places price tag on Kahata

Gor Mahia are willing to part with playmaker Francis Kahata for ksh 150 million.

“We are ready to allow Kahata move because as a club policy we don’t stand in a players’ way when he wants to move for greener pastures. However, let it be known that we can only negotiate with a team that is ready to pay Sh150m.” said a club source to goal.com

Simba of Tanzania tabled a bid of Ksh 9.8 million. It is said that Bloemfontein Celtic and Free State Stars of South Africa are also pursuing Kahata. Former Gor Mahia ace Ali Abondo is currently at Celtic.

 


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26 Jun 18

Gor Mahia appear set to lose their leading scorer Meddie Kagere to Tanzanian side Simba Sports club. Kagere has been a target of Simba and Yanga along with Francis Kahata.  The Rwandese striker arrived quietly in Tanzania and was photographed with Simba officials by Tanzanian news outlet Mwanaspoti.

So secretive was the move that Gor Mahia officials appear to have been caught off guard.

“Honestly speaking I am not aware that Kagere is in Tanzania. He came to me on Sunday and requested for a day off as he intended to travel back home to get the new passport. I am shocked to hear from you that he instead, travelled to Tanzania,” said Jolawi Obondo to goal.com

Earlier on, coach Dylan Kerr was quoted as saying that the club will only sign one player.

“I have a good team, I have full trust in this team. This window we will not be very active, we are looking for one striker and that will be it. The truth is it’s not easy to get a good striker during this window but we will keep looking. If we do not find one, I will continue with the group I have,” he said to futaa.com

With the glut of fixtures facing the club, one would have expected Kogalo to pursue at least three players.

One player who has been linked with a move to Gor Mahia is Erisa Sekisambu, a Ugandan player who plays as an attacking midfielder and sometimes as a forward.

“I don’t think I will be at Vipers next season,” Ssekisambu revealed while he appeared on NTV Press Box last month. “I have served the Ugandan league, it’s now time to face new challenges,” he told Kawowo sports.

Sekisambu who has featured for the Uganda Cranes, currently players for Vipers FC alongside Dan Sserunkuma. He had previously played for URA, Express and Sports Club Villa.

Another player whom Gor Mahia might pursue is Burundian attacker Francis Mustapha who has expressed an interest in joining Kogalo.

“I watched them play Rayon Sports (in the Caf Confederation Cup in Kigali) and said to myself ‘this is the team I want to play for’. Even in Bujumbura, everybody knows about Gor Mahia. Under their current coach, they are playing very sexy football which suits me.” said Mustapha to goal.com

Mustapha indicated that the club had indeed approached him.

“When Gor Mahia officials reached out to me earlier this month, I was excited, but at that time the league was in a crucial stage and I couldn’t get time to come to Nairobi to finalize the move. Now I am ready because we play our final league match of the season on Wednesday.” he continued.


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23 May 18

Kariobangi Sharks right winger Ovella Ochieng is one of the players on Gor Mahia’s tadar for the upcoming June transfer season.

CEO Omondi Aduda confirmed that coach Kerr is interested in the player.

“I can say yes…partly because the coach likes the player. He watched him play once but then he disappeared but for now there is nothing official about the player because the transfer window is still closed.” said Aduda to goal.com

Aduda further went on to say that the club is waiting for the first leg to conclude before focusing on transfers.

“We are waiting for the first leg to conclude then we will meet the coach and his staff to discuss where we need to buy. All we want is to avoid making panic buys because, fans are asking or demanding that we strengthen.” he concluded.

Ovella Ochieng was one of the most impressive players when Harambee Stars won the most recent CECAFA senior challenge cup, using his speed down the flanks to create chances and also cutting inside in a manner similar to Arjen Robben of Bayern Munich.

Ovella could add much needed sharpness to the Gor Mahia attack which has stagnated in recent matches

Another player whom K’Ogalo could pursue is defender Musa Mohamed. The former skipper is in training camp with Harambee stars.  Sofapaka owner Elly Kalekwa says he has also initiated talks with Musa.

Musa with Jaro Soja earlier this week Image courtesy of Jaro Soja

Maqbul Mohamed sues Gor Mahia

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Footballer Karim Makbul has sued Kenya Premier League holders Gor Mahia for terminating his contract incommunicado at the end of 2017.
The left-back was signed on January 12, 2017 from Jericho Allstars after elders of the club petitioned the champions to employ the services of at least one of their players since they hosted Gor Mahia at Camp Toyoyo.
Despite Makbul penning a four-year deal with Gor under former coach Zi Maria Pereira, he never made the cut for 18 consecutive league matches and was consequently listed for a loan stint in June last year at Wazito , then Nakumatt but none materialised.
Karim told the Sports Disputes Tribunal, that he only trained with Wazito FC for one day and that Nakumatt FC’s coach told him he was not in his plans with three days to the closure of transfer window, Makbul said:

“I boarded a bus to coast for trials at Mombasa Stima and I was told there’s no space. At Modern Coast, I was late according to the coach there,” he said.
His contract indicates in article six that the club would terminate the contract in the case that he does not perform to the expectation of the club or he misbehaves. But testifying in Defence of Gor Mahia, team manager Ludovic Aduda intimated that the player has absconded training since January 2018 thus the club could not pay him.


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15 Jan 18

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

 


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4 Jan 18


Albanian side KF Tirana are trying to scam Gor Mahia into giving Kenneth Muguna away for free.
Story courtesy of the Star
Watching their prized players cross borders for free has become unbearable for Gor Mahia and hence the Kenya Premier Legaue champions have warned Albanian side FK Tirana of using unprofessional means to sign players from the club.

Gor have warned the Albanian outfit of a possible tussle pitting them and world’s football governing body, Fifa for allegedly luring Kenneth Muguna and Musa Mohammed without following the right procedures and raising the required fees.

Tirana, under the tutelage of former Gor Mahia coach Jose Ferreira, are claimed to have acquired the services of 2016 Kenyan Premier League Most Valuable Player (MVP) Kenneth Muguna for a unspecified contract spell. In retaliation, Gor claimed that Muguna had two years left on his contract and his move to Albania had not been approved by the club. K’ogalo accused Tirana of failing to pay the development and transfer fees as well as failing to secure Muguna’s release letter.

K’ogalo’s chief executive officer, Lodvick Aduda, accused the European side of evading the right procedures stipulated by Fifa in acquiring the signatures of players. “I can confirm that Tirana had approached us in regard to signing Muguna but did not raise the development and transfer fees as required by Fifa. As a licensed Fifa player transfer agent, I want to warn Tirana of the impending tussle which will involve the world’s governing body. They have not acquired the release letter from us hence can not claim the player belongs to them,” said Aduda.

On the case of Mohammed who sought permission to attend trials in Albania, Aduda warned the player against signing a contract with a foreign club without the blessings of his boyhood club. Musa, who skippered Kenya in recapturing the Cecafa Senior Challenge last month, was rumoured to have inked a contract with Tirana.

Aduda said the procedures of signing the player, whose contract was due to end in two weeks, were not followed. “Musa sought permission to go for trials and his contract was to expire in two weeks. If they want his services, let them come and try to reach an agreement. The two remain our players until all the professional procedures of signing players are met. I also want to warn Kenyan players to be careful when signing contracts with clubs outside the Kenyan borders.”

South ‘B’ United, a grassroot club which features in the Koth Biro tournament, took to social media platforms to wish Musa the best of luck at his new club. The latter had guided South ‘B’ to the finals of the tournament.

Muguna alongside George Odhiambo, Godfrey Walusimbi and Jacques Tuyisenge had been in Ze Maria’s wish list for long and the omission of Muguna from Gor Mahia’s newly released jersey numbers signaled of a complete move to Tirana.Muguna had his shirt number(10) given to new signing Cercidy Okeyo in the recently released shirt numbers.


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3 Jan 18


Gor Mahia captain Musa Mohamed is set to pursue other opportunities in either Turkey, Zambia or South Africa. The move comes at a time when Kevin Omondi with whom Musa has had personal issues, is returning to the club.
Story courtesy of the Nation

Musa Mohammed has asked to leave Gor Mahia, in a development that is set to end the footballer’s nine-year association with the club.

According to the club’s assistant secretary general Ronald Ngala, Mohammed, 26, walked into the club’s secretariat on Tuesday afternoon and informed the management that he isn’t keen on renewing his contract with the club.

“He has told us that he wants to travel to Turkey and try find himself a club. He is a free agent and so we couldn’t ask many questions on which club wants him over there,” Ngala told Nairobi News.

“His contract is over since December. He had earlier indicated his willingness to renew it. When we saw him dithering on making a final decision, we moved to sign Charles Momanyi from (Kakamega) Homeboyz as cover,” Ngala said.

RENEW CONTRACT

“He had earlier indicated his willingness to renew his contract which expired in December. It is a big blow to lose our captain, he has been instrumental and we were banking on him for the continental assignments.”

Mohammed, a younger sibling to star boxer Fatuma Zarika, has been a vital cog in Gor Mahia’s defence in the last six years or so, since he broke into the first team.

He has made over 200 appearances for the club, winning three league titles. Over this period, he worked with several coaches, including Zedekiah Otieno, Anaba Awono, Zdravko Logarusic, Bobby Williamson, Frank Nutall, Ze Maria and currently Dylan Kerr.

Mohammed, who captained the national football team to victory at the recent Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, has in the past been linked with moves to South Africa and Zambia.


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27 Dec 17


Gor Mahia have signed Western Stima midfielder Bernard Ondiek. The lanky midfielder is a noted box to box midfielder. Ondiek who is 26, signed a three year contract.

Gor Mahia have released midfielder Anthony Mbugua according to CEO Ludovick Aduda.

“We have talked to him and he has decided to leave. It is a mutual agreement because he wants to play and unfortunately we cannot offer that. We have allowed him to sign for another club and want to wish him well in his future endevours.” said Mbugua to goal.com

Mbugua, whose nickname is “Baggio”, joined Kogalo in June of 2016. But he could not get any playing time under either Ze Maria or Dylan Kerr.

One player who is yet to agree to a new contract is George Odhiambo Blackberry. But Aduda says that talks are at an advanced stage.

“Talks are at an advanced stage. We broke for Christmas and after that we will finalize the negotiations. Everything looks positive and we at hopeful he will agree to extend his stay with us,” he said according to Futaa.com.

Blackberry has resurrected his career from the doldrums. He rejoined Kogalo in 2014 after failures in Denmark, Finland, Azebaijan and Tanzania. He had a stellar 2017 that saw him named midfielder of the year and regain his place in the national team.

“Odhiambo was one of our best players in 2017 and we are happy that he’s rediscovering his form once again. At Gor Mahia we want to have the best playing unit around and as such we have to retain good players like Berry,” continued Aduda.

The International Transfer certificate of Ephrem Guikan has been received by Gor Mahia.
“Guikan is due in the country aboard Ethiopian Airline on Tuesday morning. We have managed to secure his release letter and the ITC and are now good to go. The striker has signed a two year contract and will be a good addition to our squad as we strive to do better in 2018.” said Aduda to goal.com

The Ivorian will compete for playing time with Tuyisenge, Kagere, and other strikers.


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23 Dec 17

Gor Mahia have acquired the services of Humphrey Ochieng Mieno who was recently released by Tusker. The towering midfielder put pen to paper on a three-year deal on Friday.

“I am happy with the move and look forward to joining the rest of the team for preseason. The expectations are high but I can’t divulge more now because everyone is in offseason but for sure I am hopeful of a successful stint,” he told Nation Sport on Friday.

Gor Mahia are looking to fill the gap left by Kenneth Muguna who is going to Albania to join former coach Ze Maria at KF Tirana.

Mieno has significant experience. He first played in the KPL in 2009 with KCB. He would later play for Sofapaka, AFC Leopards and most recently Tusker. His formative years were spent at Ligi Ndogo.

He has also had stints abroad playing for Club Africain of Tunisia and Azam of Tanzania. His best years were the Sofapaka years (2010-2011) when he was a national team mainstay.


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