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We are interested in Kagere, Rachier admits

Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.

Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier. PHOTO/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya May 11- Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has admitted the club is weighing the options of bringing back Ugandan-born Rwandese striker Meddie Kagere during the Kenyan Premier League June transfer window.

Rachier told Capital Sport he has been in constant communication with the forward who served the club last season, forming a dreaded attacking duo with 2015 Player of the Year Michael Olunga.

However, Rachier said Kagere’s comeback will be up to head coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira to make the final call.

“We are talking with Meddie and also consulting with the coach because he has to be involved. Meddie is interested in coming back and we are also interested in bringing him back but it will depend on the dynamics of the coach. We are definitely looking for a striker,” Rachier said.

Speaking exclusively to Capital Sport from Kigali where he has been training with his former club APR, Kagere said he would not rule out a move back to his former club though that would depend on several other offers put on his table.

His arrival at the club would swing in new dynamics as far as Gor’s foreign quota of foreign players is concerned with the 15-time league champions being forced to drop one as they already have the required number of five.

“For sure it is giving us a headache if we get in any foreigner because we already have five. We are quite satisfied with the performance of those we already have, but one may be sacrificed in the interest of having a balanced team,” Rachier added.

Meanwhile, Gor coach Ferreira, fondly referred to as ‘Ze Maria’ says the club’s performance to pull off from the bottom half to a current fourth place on the SportPesa Premier League log should be attributed to team work.

Despite Rwandan Jacques Tuyisenge being at the heart of  K’Ogalo’s performance scoring five goals, Ze Maria says the team has been pulling in the same direction.

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“We definitely want to defend the title and I think we can do it. That is our target. Everyone is working hard and team work has brought us here. We play each match with improvement and I am particularly happy about last weekend’s match at Muhoroni Youth. I think we played the best game,” the former Brazillian international outlined.

The coach was full of praise of youngster Eric Ouma with the Kakamega High School alumni being able to bench Rwandan left-back Abouba Sibomana.

“He has been working very hard and I am proud of him. He is there because he deserves and as a coach it makes me happy because it is my work to develop talent,” Ze Maria disclosed.

The defender has a contract which expires in June and the club is working round the clock to tie him into a new deal with arch rivals AFC Leopards said to be baiting him to sign for the club.

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