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Gor Mahia keen on Ovella Ochieng

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

Story courtesy of the star

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.

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