NAIROBI, Kenya, December 26 – Champions Gor Mahia are eying six seasoned players to strengthen their squad after the departure of Ugandans talisman Dan Sserunkuma and midfielder Geoffrey Kizito.
KO’galo who might lose unsettled dependable players Harambee Stars defender David ‘Calabar’ Owino, forward George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo and reserve goalkeeper Joel Bataro are after the signatures of Tusker FC duo midfielder Khalid Aucho and custodian Boniface Oluoch.
Others are Ugandan Farouk Ssentongo, Burkinafaso’s Traore Koo, Chemelil Sugar forward Innocent Wafula and Ronald Omino.
According to club CEO Lodvick Aduda, they have completed talks with the players and are waiting the opening of the pre-season January 5 to officially conclude the transfer.
“We have identified the players our coach wanted to fill the void left by players who left or intend to leave the club. By next week we should have completed the signings because the good thing is that CAF extended the squad submission deadline to December 31 so hope we will complete in time to avoid the fine of Sh22,600 (USD 250) per player.
“We have already completed talks with all the six players including Ssentongo who is in the country and Koo who I have his release letter from his club,” said Aduda.
Tusker FC CEO Charles Obiny confirmed to Capital Sport Oluoch and Aucho’s Contracts were ending December.
“Oluoch has not informed us he is leaving but if we don’t see him January 5 when we begin pre-season then we will search for another keeper because he will be a free agent.
“I’ve heard rumour he will be leaving to Gor and if he decides so, we cannot stop him because it’s his choice,” Obiny declared.
Aduda further declared the club has not officially received Secretary General Chris Omondi’s resignation letter but Omondi told Capital he will not rescind his decision to quite citing frustration.
K’Ogalo who will face Madagascar’s CNAPS in the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League are appealing to the Green Army and well wishers to support the club financially to enable them participate in the Continental assignment.
“We are struggling financially because one match will cost us over Sh5m; we need money because this time round we don’t want to be eliminated in the first round. So I urge our fans to continue supporting us,” the CEO urged.