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Gattuso goes AWOL as KPL season starts

Gor Mahia midfielder Collins “Gattuso” Okoth is missing in action. Again. The combative player is said to have gone missing from the team’s training camp for two weeks now, and looks likely to miss the start of the 2017 Kenyan Premier League season.

Gor Mahia will face newcomers Kariobangi Sharks in Thika on Sunday, in both teams’ opening match of the new season.

It is believed Okoth went missing following an altercation with a teammate and club official during a recent trip to Kampala, when the deposed Kenyan champions were beaten 2-0 by Ugandan side Onduparaka.


So fed up is Gor Mahia’s Brazilian coach Ze Maria with this situation, that he has promised not to consider the player for competitive assignments even if he shows up.

Ze Maria is said to be planning to use new signing Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza in the defensive midfield role this season.

This isn’t the first time Okoth, formerly at Tusker and Sofapaka, is going AWOL.

He is a repeat offender at his previous clubs and even once attracted a police case for threatening a journalist on social media.