Gor Mahia have released Ugandan striker Erisa Sekisambu. The Ugandan was a high profile signing in 2018 joining from Ugandan champions Vipers. Gor Mahia had pursued him for 2 seasons. But under coach Hassan Oktay, Sekisambu struggled to find his way into the starting eleven.
Others released according to the Nation report are Cercidy Okeyo, Pascal Ogweno and Shaban Odhoji.
Defender Ogweno joined from Kariobangi Sharks in 2018 while Okeyo joined from Tusker. Both had excellent seasons in 2017 but failed to make a mark at Kogalo due lack of playing opportunities. Shaban Odhoji played well in spots but was inconsistent.
Gor Mahia have signed Denis Oalo, Tobias Otieno, Ronack Elvis, Dickson Ambundo, Curtis Wekesa and David Mapigano. This marks the first time in a decade that Gor Mahia have not signed a high profile player. No word yet on former attacking midfielder Ali Abondo.
However CEO Omondi Aduda says they are still searching for additional players.
“The window is not yet closed, anything is possible,” said Aduda to the Nation.
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.