Gor chase after KCB stalwart Kibwage


Gor chase after KCB stalwart Kibwage
Gor Mahia FC fans cheer their team against Aigle Noir (The Fighters) from Burundi during their CAF Total Champions League 2019/20 match at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi on August 25, 2019. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha/Citizen.

In Summary

  • Kenyan Premier League (KPL) heavyweights Gor Mahia are chasing for the signature of KCB defender Michael Kibwage as a replacement for Joash Onyango who left the club for Tanzania mainland League champions Simba SC.
  • The Kenyan side is keen to strengthen their defence to have a better chance of performing well in continental and domestic assignments, and Kibwage is seen as a player who can maintain the required quality at the back.
  • Rumours are rife K`Ogalo have already met the defender and discussed the possibility of him leaving KCB.

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) heavyweights Gor Mahia are chasing for the signature of KCB defender Michael Kibwage as a replacement for Joash Onyango who left the club for Tanzania mainland League champions Simba SC.

The Kenyan side is keen to strengthen their defence to have a better chance of performing well in continental and domestic assignments, and Kibwage is seen as a player who can maintain the required quality at the back.

Rumours are rife K`Ogalo have already met the defender and discussed the possibility of him leaving KCB.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, KCB assistant coach Godfrey Oduor neither confirmed nor denied the rumours but promised to give a full report by the end of the week.

“I can’t confirm or deny the rumours but I want to commit that by the end of this week we shall have a full report on the development,” Odour told Citizen Digital.

“The problem we have is his signing fee which is quite high but we are negotiating,” a source at K`Ogalo told Citizen Digital.

“While the team is ready to give him in excess of Sh1.5 million, Kibwage wants Sh3 million.

“We will have to discuss again and see whether we can reach a consensus or not, but he is a quality defender who will improve the team.”

The 22-year-old defender has been instrumental to the Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno coached side since joining from the AFC Leopards and is quickly establishing himself as among the best in the country.

“As a player I have dreams and they keep me going,” Kibwage told Citizen Digital an earlier interview.

“As I had said, we are targeting the KPL next season and we believe it is achievable. But for me, I want to win the CAF Champions League in the next few seasons. This is not meant for some players, it is meant for all; the difference is the effort one makes to achieve it.

“I am yearning to give my best to my team and win the Defender of the Year Award on back-to-back basis,” Kibwage continued.

“All this will happen if the league returns, and we hope it happens as planned. We are going for it as a team, and I am also going for my targets, my individual objectives and nothing is going to stop me,” he concluded.

The 2020/21 KPL season might kick-off in October and the defender hopes it goes according to plan.

Meanwhile Charles Momanyi could head the opposite direction with report that that he is being courted by the Zedekiah Otieno coached side.

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