Joash: Gor Mahia never approached me for contract extension

Joash Onyango in action against Everton

Gor Mahia defender Joash Onyango has revealed that he is open to approaches from other teams because Gor Mahia have not offered to extend his contract

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The Kenyan champions have officially revealed the exit of their burly player to Wekundu wa Msimbazi on a two-year deal
As exclusively revealed by Goal on Sunday, Gor Mahia defender Joash Onyango is close to signing for Simba SC.

Goal reported the 27-year-old is among the key players who are keen to leave the Kenyan champions in this transfer window and the Wekundu wa Msimbazi have already expressed their interest to sign him.

Gor Mahia have now confirmed through their official website that Onyango has left the club and will sign for Simba on a two-year contract.

“Joash [Onyango] was owed a lot of money by Gor Mahia and put in a demand letter to them that went unanswered. He then served a notice as required and started negotiations with Simba who have always been interested in his services.

“Simba have moved with speed to secure his services and he is expected in Dar es Salaam to sign the deal.

“Joash will thus join former teammates Francis Kahata and Meddie Kagere who played an integral part for the Tanzanian champions in the just-concluded season.”

In an earlier interview, Onyango revealed he was ready for another challenge after his current contract with Gor Mahia expires.

“To be honest my contract with Gor Mahia expires in December,” Onyango told Goal. “I am ripe for another challenge; Gor Mahia have not approached me regarding my contract extension.

“So if any team approaches me with intentions to get my services, I will not think twice.”

Onyango joined K’Ogalo from Western Stima in the 2017 season and has gone on to help them win back-to-back KPL titles. He was part of the team that qualified for the Caf Confederation Cup quarter-finals in the 2018/19 season.

Other players whose contracts at K’Ogalo are about to expire include Charles Momanyi, who has been linked with a move to KCB, winger Nicholas Kipkirui and Ghanaian Jackson Owusu.

4 thoughts on “Joash: Gor Mahia never approached me for contract extension

  • August 10, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Sad to see him leave… But even more sad to hear that the team didn’t approach him for a contract extension. It’s annoying to hear that considering he was our rock in defense. The new office has a full plate to deal with!!

  • August 10, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    The arrogance being witnessed in how gor mahia officials handle there affairs cannot allow any sober player to stay at gor mahia club.I think the club management should behave differently from how the gor mahia funs behave.

    • August 11, 2020 at 12:43 am

      That’s why we are stuck comparing notes with efusi, homeboyz, wazito instead of Zamalek, Mazembe etc.
      Every player in GMFC is technically a free agent due to unpaid salaries.
      TM Jolawi is such a failure and should be next to exit.
      Gor Mahia needs a major credibility boost to raise funds from well-wishers but the chairman’s and club’s choice for treasurer doesn’t inspire confidence after a qualified professional was overlooked.
      What Rachier does is that any player promising not to forgo his salary arrears and not sue GMFC is released. Note that the salary arrears are mainly the result of a bloated squad.
      What is needed is for the new officials to provide members with the financial and operational state of affairs at the club.

      • August 11, 2020 at 12:55 am

        *promising to forego.
        Of course there will be the usual rant that “Gor Mahia will always find a replacement”, well am still waiting for the replacement of the 5th Dec 1987 squad.
        GK Kamoga, Jua Kali, Bassanga, Makamu, Zamalek, Suzuki, Omuga, Janabi, Fundi, Jogoo i.e
        Players who can lift a continental or at least a regional title.


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