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.
Goalkeeper Shaban Odhoji was signed this year from Ushuru. Throughout this season he had not seen any playing time given that he was the third string keeper behind Boniface Oluoch and Peter Odhiambo. But when given an opportunity, Odhoji acquitted himself very well, making a number of incredible saves against Western Stima on Wednesday, thus ensuring that Kogalo continued their winning ways.
Coach Kerr commended Odhoji on his social media pages:
“A good professional works hard never complained did his training and made amazing saves when needed well done Shab” said Kerr.
Prior to the game Kerr explained to Odhoji why he had been selected for the game.
“I said to Shaban ahead of the game that he will play not because we have won the title but because he deserved it and had worked really hard in training. His attitude and character is great and he proved it with his performance especially in the second half with some great saves,” Kerr said according to soka.co.ke.
Odhoji played for Ushuru in 2016 and was voted man of the match when Ushuru played Kogalo. He pulled off save after save in that match. He has also played for Muhoroni Youth, Nakumatt and Nakuru All Stars.
With three excellent goalkeepers, they will all understand that they have to continue to focus and work hard.