Meddie Kagere keen to impress

Rwandese striker Meddie Kagere who recently joined Gor Mahia is elated at the prospect of playing for the Kenyan champions.

“I am happy to be at Gor Mahia. This is a known club in East Africa,” said the 29-year-old.

Kagere is happy the club has shown faith in him and is determined to repay the faith that the club has shown in him.

“It’s a great honour that Gor Mahia had for some time sought after me. That shows the belief they have in me as a striker and I can only pay back by doing what I am here for, scoring goals.”

Kagere knows that playing in the Kenyan league will be a much bigger challenge than in the Rwandese league but he is determined to prove his worth and help Kogalo win.

“This is definitely going to be a challenge to me but I am ready for the task. I will give my best and ensure I make the fans happy. I want to win with Gor Mahia.”

Unfortunately for Kogalo fans, Kagere is nit available for the CAF champions league where his experience and keen eye for goal would have been useful. The Gor Mahia attack has been blunt of late and none other than coach Frank Nuttall and assistant coach Frank Ouna have lamented the lack of

sharpness upfront.

Aduda says he has nothing to apologize for

Meanwhile former Gor Mahia CEO Lordvick Aduda insists that he has no regrets and that he quit because of the club’s refusal to follow laid down rules.

“I have no apologies to make to Gor Mahia.  We must abide by rules and club’s are subordinate to the federation, Caf and Fifa and that is what I was championing for. It will be difficult for Gor Mahia to represent the country in Caf Champions League if they don’t respect FKF.

“Furthermore, Fifa requested us to get a local solution to our problems and that is what we have been campaigning for. I did not attend their executive meeting on Thursday because I knew they had many agendas…one of them…sacking me,” Aduda told Goal.

“Gor Mahia likes it or not must follow laid rules and that is by respecting FKF who have rights to run Kenyan league. We wait and see how far they go but I have no apologies to make and the sacking is a good riddance.”

It is interesting that Aduda insists that FKF has the right to run the league whereas the truth is that FIFA has recomended that KPL run the league. Aduda clearly has some hidden agenda.

Gor Mahia CEO Aduda shown the door

The contract of Gor Mahia CEO Lordvick Aduda has been terminated.

The decision to terminate his contract was reached during Thursday’s Executive Committee meeting. “He is accused of unlawfully representing the interests of the club to the federation as pertains to the clubs position in the ongoing FKF – KPL stand-off whereas the club is in support of the KPL,” read the statement printed in the Standard.

Aduda now says that he quit and was not fired and has taken the decision after the management decided to go against the Football Kenya Federation directive by announcing that they will participate in the Kenyan Premier League.

“I advised the club not to go against FKF’s decisions but I am not ready to hold onto a position whereas my advice is not being considered by the club.”

He denied that he has been working with the Football Kenya Federation to undermine the club’s management insisting that he will stand by the FIFA statutes. He further said that Gor Mahia may suffer the consequences of going against FKF

“I am not ready to be antagonized by the repercussions of the decision that the club (Gor Mahia) has taken to go against the federation” he continued.


Aduda is clearly misguided on this issue. To begin with, all 16 teams in the KPL have decided to stay within KPL. Does Aduda want Gor Mahia to play in a FKF league by itself?

He speaks of FIFA statutues yet it is FIFA itself that has mandated that the league be run by KPL and that the league must remain 16 teams. And from a financial perspective, there is no evidence that Nyamweya will compensate clubs for the loss of Supersport money so what should each club do. He may be correct however that Gor Mahia as a club should not take an antagonistic stance against FKF.


It is true that Aduda has been CEO for a brief period. But in that brief period, what new initiatives has he started. The primary job of a CEO should be to raise the financial profile of the club by starting initiatives that can generate money for the club. In this regard, if Gor Mahia is interested in hiring a new CEO, they should perform thorough interviews with people who have a financial background and hire them on performance contracts.


The one area where Mr. Aduda is right is that Gor Mahia should not take an antagonistic stance against FKF. The FKF chairman Sam Nyamweya has now called for dialogue

“All football stakeholders will engage in dialogue and further discussion until next week as we seek an amicable and unifying solution ahead of the start of the new FKF premier league season. This is in a bid to avoid making rushed decisions so that the final outcome is  a way acceptable and favorable to everyone” reads a statement from Nyamweya.

If the FKF is genuinely looking for a resolution that benefits all parties, then I would urge Ambrose Rachier as KPL Chairman to take the offer with both hands.

Thank you to Mombasa Governor Ali Joho

Mombasa governor Ali Joho has donated Ksh 200,000 to Gor Mahia FC to enable them to boost player morale before for the Africa champions league match against CNAPs of Madagascar.

Joho handed Sh200, 000 to K’Ogalo captain Jerim Onyango and the money was shared equally amongst players’ making the trip to Mombasa for a series of build up matches.

CEO Lordvick Aduda revealed that the governor has shown an interest in helping Gor Mahia foot their continental bills.

“We discussed a lot of issues with Governor and he has promised to help this club. He gave Sh200, 000 that was shared amongst players’ and also promised to host us for dinner later on Saturday.

“It was a good gesture from the governor at this time when our club is seeking for financial help. We have Kenyan Premier League coming up and also continental assignment that needs a lot finances. He has promised to help where he can.” said Aduda to


Timothy Otieno negotiations stalled

The future of Timothy Otieno at Gor Mahia has become uncertain. Otieno who joined Gor Mahia on a 6 month contract in July is now outof contract. Negotiations with the club have stalled. The club has offered a two year contract but Otieno wants money upfront.

“My current contract expires this month and we are still negotiating an extension. The club has offered another two-year contract, but I can’t sign without getting the down-payment,” said Otieno to the Standard.
“It’s my first experience in topflight football and I really enjoyed it at Gor. Sofapaka and Tusker have already approached me, but I love Gor and I am more than willing to extend my stay here. At the moment, talks have stalled because we have failed to agree on some of my demands. Let’s wait and see what happens. I am expecting the officials to call me again.” continued Otieno.
When contacted, assistant Secretary General Ronald Ngala, the official denied that the contract extension negotiations with Otieno had stuck. In the meantime other clubs like Sofapaka and Tusker have expressed interest in signing the youngster.
The former Kakamega high school star showed a lot of promise when he joined Kogalo in mid-season, replacing Rama Salim in the starting line-up. He soon became a favourite of coach Bobby Williamson.

Gor Mahia and Tusker chase Olunga

Both Gor Mahia and Tusker have shown an interest in signing towering Thika United forward Michael Olunga. This according to a report by the Star newspaper. Olunga is another product of Kakamega high school. When he was named secondary school player of the year, he immediately announced that he was interested in playing for Gor Mahia. But Gor Mahia already had several strikers like  Sserunkuma, Lavatsa, Rama Salim and were pursuing Kiongera.  Olunga most recently featured for Thika United where he is now out of contract.

Gor Mahia to pursue young players

With purse strings tight, Gor Mahia will be pursuing younger players for the upcoming season according to CEO Lordvick Aduda

“We have had a strategy in place which we formulated alongside the club technical bench and we will be working on it as you know the transfer window only opened up on Monday and it is too soon to declare our targets,” said  Aduda to the Star.

Aside from Olunga and Otuoma, Aduda indicated that they would be pursuing Ronald Omino of Muhoroni Youth.