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Gor Mahia look to bolster squad by signing highly rated Rwandan midfielder

Kenyan Premier League big guns Gor Mahia are eyeing Rwandan midfielder Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza. The 26 year old is a free agent, having been released by Azam FC last month.

Mugiraneza was signed by the Tanzanian club alongside Kenyan striker Allan Wanga in June 2015, and went on to have a stellar season at the Dar based club.

He has however been deemed surplus to requirement at the club now under Spanish coach Zeben Hernandez.

Gor Mahia meanwhile, are on the lookout for a defensive midfielder to plug the hole left by Ugandan midfielder Khalid Aucho, and the former Rayon Sport and Amavubi midfielder fits the bill.


“His demands are acceptable and he is a quality player although he hasn’t played competitively for a while. We want to win the title next season and to achieve that, we need quality players,” a club official told Nairobi News in confidence.

Should the deal materialize, Mugiraneza will join compatriots Jacques Tuyisenge and Meddie Kagere at the club.

The move could however see Rwandan fullback Abouba Sibomana leaving the club. With Gor Mahia keen to balance their foreign quota, reports have it that Sibomana is likely to be released to facilitate Mugiraneza’s signing.