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NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 6- A tussle can be expected between arch rivals Gor Mahia in addition to AFC Leopards over the signature of youngster Vincent Oburu with both clubs saying the Under-20 star has penned a contract with them.
A highly placed source at Gor Mahia has intimated which the forward who starred for the Ingwe Cubs during the Kenyan Premier League Under-20 championship in December can be among the completely new players roped in at K’Ogalo, nevertheless AFC on their side say the player has signed a contract with the seniors.
“As far as I am concerned, Oburu signed a three-year deal with us in addition to we even possess the documents which we will be presenting to Kenyan Premier League (KPL) in addition to Football Kenya Federation,” AFC Leopards Secretary General Oscar Igaida told Capital Sport.
nevertheless Gor insist the player can be under no contract in addition to can be within the process of signing a four year deal alongside Gor Under-20 skipper Alpha Onyango.
Oburu scored four goals for the Ingwe Cubs in their run up to the final in addition to head coach Boniface Ambani confirmed which indeed he had penned a long term contract with the seniors.
Meanwhile, Gor has plucked another gem off AFC Leopards’ wings, signing winger John ‘Softie’ Ndirangu on a three year deal.
Ndirangu joined AFC in June last year coming from Kariobangi Sharks where he had moved to after leaving Nakuru All Stars in 2015.
Also joining Gor can be another youngster Oliver Maloba coming from Nairobi City Stars, left-back Mike Simiyu coming from Muhoroni Youth, goalkeeper Shaban Odhoji in addition to midfielder Philemon Otieno coming from Ushuru FC, midfielder Teddy Osok coming from Nairobi Stima in addition to striker Jeckonia Uyoga coming from Technical University.
At the same, the club has an agreement with KPL midfielder of the year Kenneth Muguna in addition to he can be likely to join the team if his proposed move to the Austrian second division does not go through.
Also lined up for the record 15-time league champions are defenders Joash Onyango coming from Western Stima in addition to Bernard Ochieng coming from Nzoia United.
-Nizigiyimana extend contract-
Meanwhile, Karim Nizigiyimana has penned a completely new two-year contract with the club after the expiry of his initial deal last December.
For his former Rayon Sport team mate Abouba Sibomana though, there will be no completely new deal on the table with Rayon interested in taking him back.
Sibomana, who struggled for playing time last season despite impressing in his debut season in 2015, will be ‘sacrificed’ to give way for his national teammate Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza who joins as a free agent on a two year deal.
The club has also dropped eight players to make room for the completely new faces coming in.
Jacob Keli, the 2015 Golden Boot winner can be among those axed after struggling to impress since joining the side in June last year. Also dropped can be the goalkeeping duo of Gradus Ochieng in addition to Sammy Okinda as well as Bernard Odhiambo, Ronald Omino, Crispin Odula, Luke Ochieng in addition to Jackson Saleh.
Gor resume training on January 10 in addition to are set for a pre-season camp in Sudan in addition to a friendly match against Uganda’s Onduparaka FC at the end of the month.
“We have an invitation coming from Al Hilal. We will travel to Sudan on January 13 in addition to train for three days before playing them (Hilal) in a friendly match on 17th. We will then travel back to train at home in addition to we will play our final high profile pre-season friendly against Uganda’s Onduparaka probably on the 28th of January,” Team Manager Jolawi Obondo said.
Gor are looking to recapture the KPL title after losing This particular to Tusker FC last season, having dominated for three straight years.
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