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Crisis looms at K’Ogalo

Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia are at risk of losing key players before the end of the January 31 transfer window.

Last week, the league champions lost dependable centre back Donald Mosoti and goalkeeper Ivo Mapunda to Simba SC.

The Tanzanian side is headed by former Gor Mahia coach Zdvarko Logarusic.

K’Ogalo may also lose Harambee Stars striker Paul Kiongera who wants to return to KCB following the expiry of his loan deal.

The club has released several players, including vice-captain Moses Odhiambo, Ivan Anguyo and Joseph Njuguna.

Sserunkuma to stay

They, however have, been boosted by Dan Sserunkuma’s insistence that he is still a Gor Mahia player, and that he plans to honour his contractual terms.

Rama Salim is also said to be back at the club after a controversial stint at Qatari side Al Markhiya.

Secretary General George Bwana has refuted the claims of trouble at K’Ogalo den, saying the club is on course to retain the league title.

“We still have a good team and those saying there is a crisis are raising false alarm. We have signed Zambian international Julius Situmbeko from Power Dynamos and are looking for six other players,” he said.

Bwana said Gor is in discussion with Uganda Cranes defender Godfrey Walusimbi and a striker from the region whom he said the club will announce later.

“Mapunda was a reserve keeper. We let him go because of the limit on foreigners. We will also sign a centre back in place of Mosoti,” he added.

The club on Tueday got a new lease of life with Edwin Lavatsa, Patrick Oboya, Musa Mohammed and Kevin Omondi penning new two-year deals.

Gor Mahia has also been linked with Harambee Stars playmaker Francis Kahata .