NAIROBI, Kenya, June 3 – Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have confirmed the signing of Western Stima’s Baron Oketch on a three year contract for an undisclosed fee.
The talented attacking midfielder becomes K’Ogalo’s first signing barely hours after the mid-season transfer window opened on Thursday.
Oketch, a graduate of the Kakamega High School’s Green Commandos football team rose through the ranks at Western Stima, featuring in their glorious KPL U-19 winning team in 2013 before earning a senior team promotion in 2014 and his KPL debut.
Though he had a rather silent first season in the premier league, the youngster grew in stature and his improved attacking prowess saw him net five league goals for Stima last season to finish as the club’s joint top scorer with Fredrick Shimonyo.
His season 2016 form has been impressive with four league goals to his name so far, attracting the admiration of the Gor Mahia technical bench that’s looking to bolster the squad ahead of the second leg of the league.
Oketch will be a real boost in the attacking front and is expected to link-up with his new team mates immediately in preparation for the KPL Top 8 tournament.
-Gor’s Brazil striker set to arrive-
Meanwhile, Gor will be receiving their new signings from Brazil at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Friday at 3pm.
Thiago Lima Dasilva (striker) and an assistant coach who are believed to be head coach’s Marcello Ze Maria’s preferences will be some of the new faces to join the record 15-times champions champions in this June transfer window.
Gor Mahia’s organizing secretary David Kilo confirmed the arrival of the two to the official club’s website.
“We will be receiving a player (striker) and an assistant coach from Brazil who were recommended by the head coach Ze Maria today at 3pm,” said Kilo.
“Our coach wanted a qualified person who understands his philosophy well and thus requested for his own assistant from Brazil,” he added.
Together with the head coach from Brazil, Gor Mahia will now have three key figures from the South American soccer power house.
-By Gor Mahia website-