Innocent Wafula thanks fans

Former Gor Mahia utility man Innocent Wafula has written to Kogalo fans to thank them for the support he received while at the club.

” While it may not have worked out long term I’m very blessed to have played at Gor mahia fc .I made many great friends and became as close as family with most thank you for that.

Thank you for applauding my effort and passion for the game of football. Thank you for acknowledging my love for the green army it has been a pleasure to have called Home my workplace.

As we part ways know that the memories will be carried with me for the rest. Reaching out to say that I won’t forget where I’m from and you’ll always see me playing the game I love with passion and heart.

Knowing and appreciating the fact I had the pleasure of creating heartfelt memories with so many people the past 4years. Thank you again for your heart, thank you for the motivation and excitement.God bless Gor mahia football club.” – Innocent Wafula

His message is a stark contrast to Wafula’s behavior which has at times been perplexing as he has often dissappeared from the club without trace. He steadfastly refused to get a passport for international travel. And his true nationality remains a mystery.

Wafula’s contract expired in the first week of January. CEO Omondi Aduda declined to renew his contract saying Wafula had dissappeared to Busia and he (Aduda) did not have time to go chase him in Busia.

Wafula has joined top Ugandan side Vipers.

Gor Mahia parts ways with Nizigiyimana

Karim Nizigiyimana is the latest player to leave Gor Mahia. The Burundian right back had expressed an interest in leaving after he found the club’s latest contract offer unacceptable and was certain that he could find a better deal elsewhere.

“It was not our problem but the players’. We wanted to keep him at Gor Mahia but he says the deal is not good enough. We have agreed as both parties to part ways and now that the contract is ending in January, we have allowed him to get another team.” said Omondi Aduda the club CEO.

The 29 year old whose full name is Abdul Karim Nizigiyimana Makenzi, joined Kogalo in 2015 and immediately impressed with his tireless runs down the right flank which resulted in numerous goals. He played so well that he was voted KPL defender of the year in 2015 and finished second in player of the year voting behind Michael Olunga.

The club stood by him even after he picked up an injury that sidelined him for most of 2018, right. Karim thanked the club and its fans for standing by him.
“This is a club that has put me where l am today, the much l have achieved will no doubt light up moments of my life forever – winning three titles in four years is a big achievement in football career – THANK YOU GOR MAHIA… l wish the club all the best. I can’t go without saying special thanks to Chairman Ambrose Rachier… he embraced me, he was a father to me, he treated me like his own son and stood by me when l was injured and out of active football for many months. I have a house he bought for me (through the club) in Burundi and every time l will be seeing that house, l will be seeing Chairman Rachier. The respect and good relationship that existed between us will last forever – THANK YOU Chairman,” he said according to Citizen sports.

He says the 4 years he spent at Kogalo were the best of his career.

“It’s been great playing Gor Mahia for the last four years… I truly and fully understand the situation the club is in on matters foreign players. We had a fruitful meeting with the chairman and had a lengthy discussion… I will forever appreciate and remember every moment l had in this great club. My sincere word of THANK YOU to the club’s management for giving me the chance to offer my services in those years. The club showed me love and l loved every moment.” he said according to Citizen sports.

Prior to playing for Kogalo, he had played for Rayon Sports in Rwanda, Vita club in Congo, APR, Kiyovu (Rwanda) and Vital O of Burundi. He was also a mainstay for the Burundi national team.

Gor Mahia unveil new signings, will unveil new coach next week

Gor Mahia today provided the complete list of 8 new players who have joined the squad for the 2018-2019 season. The eight are:

Erick Ombija , Castro Ogendo , Erisa Sekisambu (Vipers SC), Geoffrey Ochieng (Western Stima), Shafik Batambuze (Singida United), Kenneth Muguna (FK Tirana), Nicholas Kipkirui (Zoo FC) and Pascal Ogweno (Kariobangi Sharks).

Wesley Onguso and Kevin Omondi have been released. Omondi’s form dipped significantly last season after what seemed like a brilliant start. It appeared he was on his way to regaining the form that saw him called up to the national team at age 19.

New Coach

Despite earlier stating that Zedekiah Otieno will be given the reins as the full time coach, Chairman Ambrose Rachier has reversed course after having received numerous applications .

“We have 53 applicants as of yesterday (Sunday); some have coached in Kenya and some have never stepped foot in Kenya.” said Rachier to

Rachier now says the club is screening multiple applicants for the position.

“The panel of experts will have to do the vetting but I can state that we’ll have to consider experience, possibly in Africa football and the language ability of the candidate for ease of communication with the players.”

Kahata and Tuyisenge may soon be departing

USM Alger are actively courting midfielder Francis Kahata. A source has told that Kahata could fetch Ksh 8 million.

“The Algerian club is willing to pay Sh8m if both parties agree for the player to switch clubs.” said the source.

Kahata has been a subject of transfer rumours ranging from Simba of Tanzania to Black Leopards of South Africa and now USM Alger.

Tuyisenge for his part is being sought by TP Mazembe of DRC and Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa according to his agent Jean Karekezi.

“I think he (Tuyisenge) has outgrown playing in KPL right now. He’s the best striker in Kenya currently and he should move to another league to prove that he’s among the top players in the continent.

“We already have two offers in South Africa and Congo and we will have to settle for one, possibly by the end of next week. If big teams like TP Mazembe and Sundowns want you, you have got to listen to them.” said Karekezi.


Erisa Sekisambu arrives in camp

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

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.

Geoffrey Ochieng

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

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.

Gor Mahia willing to sell Kahata and Mbish says official

Gor Mahia official Ronald Ngala has told, that the club is willing to sell Francis Kahata and Philemon Otieno to Black Leopards of South Africa.
In addition, reports suggest that Karim Nizigiyimana is looking for greener pastures after expressing dissatisfaction with the deal the club offered him. With Karim and Mbish leaving, there would be a gaping hole at right back.

Additional reporting from
K’Ogalo are currently preparing to face Nyasa Big Bullets in the Caf Champions League preliminary round first leg tie on Nov.28
Gor Mahia players Philemon Otieno and Francis Kahata have been subject of transfer speculation of late.

Goal exclusively reported on Monday that the players are in the shopping list of former coach Dylan Kerr, who joined South African Premier League side the Black Leopards.

When reached for comment about the possibility of Gor Mahia selling the two, Deputy Secretary General Ronald Ngala said the club will not stand on the way of any player, who wants to leave, if the right channel is followed.

“We are in business and if we get a good offer, we’ll definitely consider it. Our policy is known; we cannot stop any player from leaving if the right procedures are followed, refusing to give a release letter will not benefit the involved parties, everything should be discussed and in the end, an amicable solution reached.

“Kahata is contracted to us until June next year while Otieno is contracted to us up to 2020. So if Black Leopards are interested to sign the two players, they should follow the due process in regards to transfers,” Ngala told

Gor Mahia will face Malawi giants Nyasa Big Bullets in the first leg of the Caf Champions League on November 28 before the return leg on December 5.

Gor Mahia transfer news 1st November 2018

Gor Mahia have reportedly signed Ugandan attacker Erisa Sekisambu according to a report by blog Kahawatungu.

“It’s a done deal. The paperwork was done online to allow Gor Mahia register him in time for CAF Champions League,” said a club official.

Gor Mahia tried to sign the Ugandan in June but the deal fell through. His listed age is 23. But given that he made his first appearance in the Ugandan league in 2011, that age is questionable.

In Uganda, Sekisambu has played for SC Villa, URA, Express and Vipers. He recently played in the Indian league for Gokulam Kerala.

He would take the place of Ephrem Guikan who despite scoring numerous critical goals, failed to impress coach Dylan Kerr and is thus leaving.

Team manager Jolawi Obondo revealed that the club plans to send some players out on loan.

“We are also planning to loan out four players now that the federation adopted a new rule that permits academy players to feature for the senior team and vice versa. We tend to utilise fully our youth team,” he said to the Nation.

Gor Mahia sign future prospect Castro Ogendo

Castro Ogendo, a student at Kenyatta University has been signed by Kogalo on a four year deal. Ogendo is 20 years old and is highly rated. However team manager Jolawi Obondo said that young Castro will have a tough time breaking into the first team immediately.

“Yes, we have signed Ogendo, from Kenyatta University, he is a talented young lad who we want to groom and see if he can be of help in the future. We are still committed to developing players who shall take over in the near future, and Castro is one of them.” said Obondo to

Gor Mahia were also pursuing Allan Wanga of Kakamega Homeboyz, Sony Sugar’s goalkeeper Kevin Omondi, striker Erick Ombija of Coast Stima.

Ivorian Ephrem Guikan who was among Kogalo’s leading scorers this season despite limited playing opportunuties, is said to be leaving the club. He is one of the players whom coach Kerr has identified as surplus to his needs. Yesterday Guikan posted a message on his social media pages thanking chairman Rachier and wishing him success in the future.

The report on suggests that Gor Mahia want to replace him with either Burundian Caleb Bimenyimana of Rayon Sports or Ugandan Irissa Ssekisumba.

Gor Mahia sign Kipkurui and Ogweno

Kipkurui with CEO Aduda

Gor Mahia signed two players as they prepare for the 2018-2019 season which starts in about 35 days. The two players are striker Nicholas Kipkurui from Zoo Kericho and Pascal Ogweno, a defender from Kariobangi Sharks.

Additional reporting from the Nation
Gor Chief Executive Officer Lodvick Aduda confirmed that Ogweno and Kipkirui, put pen-to-paper to three and four year deals respectively.

Aduda believes Kipkirui will be a good addition to the Gor Mahia striking force if the 13 goals he scored for Zoo during the just concluded season is anything to go by.

“We have just captured Kipkirui who we believe is a top striker and will be a great addition to our striking force. We wish him the best of luck as he joins a team of several other talented stars,” Aduda said.

Ogweno joins the champions on the Bosman rule after he was released by Sharks two months before his contract lapsed.

The duo joins Kenneth Muguna and Shafik Batambuze who already reported to training on Thursday.

K’Ogalo are reportedly in pursuit of Bandari winger Abdallah Hassan.

“I am flying to Mombasa to seal another deal with a top player whose name I cannot reveal now and should be able to make an official announcement by mid-day,” hinted Aduda.

He further added that technical bench has already identified players who will either be dropped or sent on loan but this would be made public at a later date.

Gor resumed training on Thursday ahead of their trip to the United Kingdom to play English Premier League outfit Everton on November 6.

Gor Mahia transfer news 24-October-2018

Club official Ronald Ngala told that the club is busy searching for a proven striker.

“Yes, it is true that we are in the market for a striker, we want to sharpen our attacking department and ensure that we get more goals in the coming season. We are going to take part in several competitions and will need a proven goal scorer to help us in attack.” he said.

Gor Mahia currently has three foreigners in the attack: Tuyisenge, Mustafa and the Ivorian Ephrem Guikan. Some rumours suggested that the club was pursuing Allan Wanga. Back in 2014, Gor Mahia did make Wanga an offer.

Ngala continued to say that some players might be released to pursue other opportunities.

“Definitely when we bring in players we will release some, but that does not mean we are selling them. We will find clubs for them to go on loan to ensure they get playing time,”

The duo of Innocent Wafula and Karim Nizigyimana are in the process of renewing their deals at Gor Mahia

“We have been in talks with Karim and Wafula but they haven’t signed their contracts yet. Once we are back everything will be completed. Their current contracts expire in January 2019 and so there’s nothing to worry about,” said CEO Omondi Aduda to

Karim missed most of last season with a torn achilles tendon. The speedy Wafula was very useful on the flanks when called upon. He can either play as a fullback or as a winger.

Newly signed Ugandan midfielder Shafiq Batambuze is looking forward to an opportunity to play for Kogalo.

“I’m glad to be part of the Gor Mahia family and I am ready to perform at my best, I want to take my career to another level through Gor,” Batambuze told Nation Sport.

Batambuze also spoke of his accomplishments in Tanzania

Tanzania has been good to me, I have been loved and supported and won individual awards. I took player of the month award and Mapinduzi Cup MVP (Most Valuable Player),” he added.