NAIROBI, Kenya, November 20- The marriage between Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia and Ugandan striker, Dan Sserunkuma that hit the rocks recently is set to end with the forward submitting a transfer request.
Club chairman, Ambrose Rachier, told SuperSport.com in an exclusive interview that the striker who top scored for K’Ogalo with eight goals to add to his 15 last season was keen on securing a move to Armenia.
The chair stated Gor would not seek to hold on to the player they convinced to stay two and a half months ago but all interested suitors needed to “negotiate with us directly.”
“I got an email from Sserunkuma dated 15th November where he indicated he does not want to play in the Kenyan premier league nor participate in the CAF Champions league because several clubs from Armenia had shown interest in him,” Rachier told the website.
He gave Sserunkuma a December 15 deadline to state his stand before he submits the Champions League squad by December 28 insisting, “We have treated Sserunkuma in a special way.”
“I don’t want this to be an issue but its paramount we follow the laid down procedures.
“We paid City Stars Ksh500,000 for the player and if anything whichever teams wants him should negotiate directly with us so that we can release him in a mutual way,” Rachier stressed.
In his letter, Sserunkuma, whose late surge powered K’Ogalo to their first title since 1995 cementing his place among Gor legends, expressed his wish to play in the Armenian league that kicks-off in January.
“I would like to thank Gor for everything they have done to me. Clubs in Armenia have shown a lot of interest and their league starts in January 2014 when I will be left with only eight months in my contract with Gor Mahia,” part of his email read.
Having won his place in the hearts of the Green Army, Sserunkuma’s impending exit is another blow to the side that failed to secure the domestic double last Sunday when they went down 1-0 to bitter rivals AFC Leopards in the GOtv Shield final.
Sserunkuma who won the Kenyan Player of the Season award in 2012 was shortlisted for this year’s top accolade alongside Allan Wanga (AFC Leopards), Jacob Keli (KCB), David Owino (Gor) and Shaban Kenga (Bandari)