Jacob Keli joins Gor Mahia
By DAVID KWALIMWA
Kenyan Premier League champions, Gor Mahia, have signed Kenya international forward Jacob Keli.
The deal is however subject to completion of paperwork, as the 24 year old has to be formally released by his Zambian club Nkana FC.
The duration of the deal and terms of contract remains unclear, but the former AFC Leopards player says he is targeting atleast 15 league goals this season.
Gor Mahia’s team manager Jolawi Abondo confirmed the move.
“He is a great signing. One of the most productive players at the right age. I am sure he will prove resourceful not only in the league but also on the continental stage,” Abondo said.
“I didn’t have many opportunities to prove my worth in Zambia. I am yearning to play and score goals for Gor Mahia. I give thanks to the fans for the warm welcome,” Keli said.
Gor Mahia beat another Kenyan team Bandari FC to Keli’ signature.
The player is expected to replace Rwandan Meddie Kagere who has left the club. Keli is likely to make his debut in a pre-season tournament in Adidas Ababa, Ethiopia next week.