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Gor Mahia on the verge of signing a Brazilian striker

Gor Mahia are on the verge of sealing a deal with Brazilian attacker Thiago Lima Da Silva.

The reigning Kenyan Premier League champions have confirmed as much on their official website.

Da Silva will arrive in Nairobi on Friday afternoon alongside a Brazilian coach who is also joining the club as a coach assistant.

“We will be receiving a player (striker) and an assistant coach from Brazil who were recommended by the coach Ze Maria,” the club’s organizing secretary David Kiilo confirmed.

Da Silva joins Gor Mahia from Austrian club SC Lustenau. He enjoyed stint with top Brazilian club Corinthians, although he only featured for the club’s “B” team.

He will be the first South American player to feature in the Kenyan Premier League.

Da Silva is a tall, pacy and skilfull forward who is comfortable with both feet, according to a five minute video he posted on Youtube.

In some of the moves from the clip, Da Silva is seen scoring with a sensational left footed strike, from just around the corner flag area, after a well worked corner move.

The player is also seen scoring at least twice with his right foot while also getting involved in build up play.

Da Silva has been preferred by coach Ze Maria at the expense of Meddie Kagere and is expected to form a lethal partnership with Jacques Tuyisenge, as Gor intensify their quest to win a fourth consecutive league title.

Meanwhile,  fullback Abouba Sibomana or midfielder Khalid Aucho could be sold by the club in order to make way for Da Silva, in accordance with the Kenyan Premier League rules which limit foreign players at a club to five.