Police pay Shakava transfer fee to Gor
Gor Mahia and Kenya Police FC have arrived at a mutual settlement over the impasse involving the transfer of footballer Harun Shakava.
Shakava, a Kenya national defender, is reported to have transferred from Gor Mahia to Police in January 2022. But K’Ogalo management denied that was the case and dug their heels in, leading to negotiations.
In an interview with Nairobi News, Gor secretary Sam Ochola said Police ‘had succumbed to pressure’ and paid Gor for Shakava’s services.
“We have settled the matter,” confirmed Ocholla.
“We told them any game Shakava played for them would have led to the docking of points irrespective of the result on the pitch. I think somebody advised them accordingly.”
“Now we have given Shakava a release letter after Kenya Police paid us Sh500,000 and I can now confirm he is free to play for his new team.”
Ocholla further clarified the Shakava trasnfer fees will facilitate their trip for the weekend league fixture against Bandari in the coastal city Mombasa as the league resumes after two weeks break.
“We are going to use the money to honour our game against Bandari. It is a big and expensive budget but we shall now add only Sh120,000 and we are done with the whole trip,” he added.
Kenya Police Chief Executive Chris M’mbwanga was not available for comment on the issue as his phone went unanswered.
The law enforcers shook air waves in the last transfer window by roping in key players including Clifton Miheso Duke Abuya, Musa Mohammed and John Mark Makwatta, who’s joined AFC Leopards on loan.
Besides Shakava, Police added Job Ochieng’ from Mathare United, the duo of David Messi and David Simiyu from KCB, Erick Juma from Kariobangi Sharks among others.