Finally ‘Luanda Magere’ Kagere is back at Gor
Finally the Rwandese international Meddie Kagere has made his long-awaited return to the Green Army and had his first training with K’Ogalo on Wednesday ending speculation over his future.
Kagere nicknamed by the K’Ogalo faithful, Luanda Magere-the fabled Luo mighty warrior who belonged to the Sidho clan in Kano who possessed of unearthly powers and his flesh was made of stone- was instrumental in last season’s unbeaten Kenyan Premier League title run and the club reaching to the finals of the Cecafa Club Championship (Kagame Cup).
“Kagere is definitely back in the team after passing medical and physical tests and we are glad to have him back. We hope he will retain the form he displayed last year that also helped us clinch the league title unbeaten and for the third year running,” Jolawi Obondo, Gor’s team manager confirmed.
He hinted that the latest they have from Cecafa is that the regional club tournament is likely to take place in Nairobi starting July 16.
Kagere’s comeback to K’Ogalo where he sunk in 11 league goals last season to finish second in the scoring charts behind the departed Michael Olunga, was in doubt following the arrival of Brazilian striker Thiago Silva, who has so far failed to impress the technical bench.
Obondo was tight-lipped on the fate of the Brazilian, saying that is an issue to be decided later by the club management.
Speaking separately, Gor captain Jerim Onyango said they are prepared for Cecafa regardless of when and where it will be staged.
“This year we have prepared very well and our intention this time round is to lift the trophy we last lifted in Sudan more than three decades ago. The boys are in high spirits and every player is talking about it,” the keeper charged.
He underscored they are going for nothing less than a fourth KPL title on the bounce despite the decision to dock them three points for crowd violence.
Onyango urged K’Ogalo fans to restrain from unsporting behaviour even when the referees make decisions that go against the team since hooliganism can cost them a lot including playing in an empty stadium.
Report by Milton ‘Jaka Black’ Ochieng
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