Gor Mahia transfer news December 30 2017

Good luck John Ndirangu

John “Softie” Ndirangu has been released by Kogalo. This was confirmed by CEO Lordvick Aduda.

“We have released Ndirangu because his performance was way below what we expected from him last season. We cannot guarantee him playing time because of the signings we have done and have agreed that he gets a new club.” Aduda told goal.com

Ndirangu who is 22, first came to prominence at Nakuru All Stars where his silken on the ball skills wowed KPL fans. He later played for AFC Leopards before joining Kogalo in December of 2016.

Two promising players who joined Gor Mahia in 2017 but were unable to gain playing time will be loaned out. Striker Jeconiah Uyoga will join Nakumatt FC while full back Maqbul Mohammed will play for Wazito FC next season.

Maqbul joined Gor Mahia in December 2016 after an impressive display in the Super 8 tournament. He was seen as a potential replacement for Eric Ouma “Marcelo” who was departing for Georgia. But he has been unable to get playing time.

Uyoga played for TUK in the Super 8 tournament and was impressive as well. But he found the going tough at Kogalo because the numerous proven goal-scorers on the team.

Joining Gor Mahia for the 2018 season is Okeyo Cassidy Lumumba from Tusker.

“We have signed Cassidy from Tusker. He has joined our team on a three year contract. We want to do well in continental scene hence the decision to beef up our squad with quality players.” said Aduda to goal.com


Gor Mahia to play Nyeri Combined

Gor Mahia is one of the teams that has been selected by the government to play in a series of friendly matches to commemorate Madaraka day. On June 1, they  will contest Madaraka Day Cup against Nyeri Combined, a team composed of best players from Central region.

Sports ministry said the two sides have been picked by the Government to vie for the Cup in order to promote national cohesion among the youth during this electioneering period.

“The sides are a representative of most volatile regions in Kenya politically, it is on this premise that the Government has brought in the two in order to promote peace and harmony as we head towards elections,” Carolyne Kariuki, Principal Sports Officer, State Department of Sports, said to the Standard.

Kariuki urged communities in Nyeri to come out in large numbers to watch this historic match, which will also act as a talent search for other teams in the region.

CEO Lordvick Aduda says the players will use friendlies to maintain their fitness during the FIFA break.

“As you know the Fifa calendar is just around the corner and Gor Mahia has ten players, who have earned call ups in their national teams. The players will use the Madaraka Day Cup as their last major outing before they link up with their respective national teams,” said Aduda.

Previous tours by Gor Mahia to this region have been successful with large crowds turning out to watch. For Kogalo it is an opportunity to expand their fan base. A forward thinking EC would use this opportunity to appeal to impressionable youngstars in primary school so as to build a future fan base but also use this opportunity to sell club merchandise.

Ndirangu to use Sportpesa cup as a springboard

After the Madaraka day friendly, Gor Mahia will leave for Tanzania where they will play in the inaugural Sportpesa cup. Several players who are on international duty will be missing the squad. This offers an opportunity for players like John “Softie” Ndirangu who is determined to seize the opportunity.

“The tournament comes at an opportune moment for me.  I have not had a lot of play time as I’d wish at Gor but I remain committed to the team’s targets and when I get my chance I will use it. ” he said to sportpesa news.

Ndirangu who first came to prominence as a Nakuru All Stars player, is determined to fight for a first team place at Kogalo.

“I will not tire from fighting for my place. The coaches have been encouraging and I can look to the future with hope,” he continued.