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“Come get me” Rayon star Rutanga tells Gor Mahia

Rayon Sports’ quick feet left back Eric Rutanga has sent a “come get me” plea to Gor Mahia after a stellar show in their 2-1 win over the Kenyan champions in a Caf Confederation Cup Group “D” clash at Kasarani on Sunday.

Rutanga starred in the game assisting Bonfilscaleb Bimenyimana’s opener two minutes into the match, before calmly curling home the winner from a free kick on 53 minutes

His goal cancelled out Francis Mustafa’s equalizer on 21 minutes.

The 25-year-old’s free kick silenced thousands of Gor supporters at the half-packed stadium, with a similar strike to the one he scored in May in the 1-1 first leg result.

Gor are reportedly in search of Ugandan left back Godfrey Walusimbi’s replacement after the veteran defender moved to South African giants Kaizer Chiefs for a possible transfer.


In a one on one interview with Nairobi News after the game, Rutanga, formerly of APR FC, welcomed talks from K’Ogalo for a move in January.

“If they bring a good deal why not? I love Gor Mahia, it is a good team with quality players, I really would like to play for them,” said Rutanga who has 12 months remaining on his two year contract with Rayon.

A section of Gor fans are already awed with the player’s performance in the two games and are pushing for his signing.

Gor have previously had Rwandese left back Abouba Sibomana who played a key role in the team’s 2015 treble winning squad.

Meanwhile, Rutanga has wished Gor the best in their final group game away to USM Alger on August 29.