Gor finally capture their man


Gor finally capture their man
(FILE)Humprey Mieno (L) of Tusker FC celebrate scoring against Bandari FC with teammates Ronald Musana and Jackson Macharia during their KPL Top 8 Tournament match at the Nyayo National stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on May 01, 2016. Tusker FC won the match 2-1.[Photo/SPORTPICHA]

Gor Mahia have confirmed the signing of midfielder Humphrey Mieno . Mieno who was among the 14 players released by Tusker has signed a two- year deal with the Kenyan Premier League champions.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, club deputy secretary general, Ronald Ngala, said the new recruit will be a great addition to the club.

“We have signed Mieno. He is a great player that we wanted to sign last season but he had a clause in his contract that he could not sign for a local club, but we are glad we found him for free,”gloated Ngala.

Mieno emerged as runners -up in the Midfielder of the Year category at last year’s Foya awards, when the team swept an incredible season double; bagging the league title and the GOtv-Shield under Ugandan coach Paul Nkata.

Ngala went on: “In the defensive midfield role we were looking for someone who would help us.Since the departure of Khalid Aucho and Collins Okoth, we have had a gaping hole in that position even though Ernest Wendo has been on top form.”

Ngala also confirmed more signings are expected by the end of Friday. “We are finalizing talks with a number of clubs and we expect to make the announcements in the evening.”

(Left to Right): Tusker FC Players James Situma, David Okello and Humphery Mieno display their trophies after they won the club's Player of the Month Awards for the Months of February, April and March 2016 respectively. Each player got awarded Sh 50,000 by the club for their exemplary performance both on and off the pitch. PHOTO/Courtesy
FILE-(Left to Right): Tusker FC Players James Situma, David Okello and Humphery Mieno display their trophies after they won the club’s Player of the Month Awards for the Months of February, April and March 2016 respectively. Each player got awarded Sh 50,000 by the club for their exemplary performance both on and off the pitch. PHOTO/Courtesy

On claims that K’Ogalo was about to raid AFC Leopards for Dennis Sikhayi’s signature, Ngala equipped: “It will not be a good thing for Gor to sign a player from Leopards and vice versa. We are all representing the country in continental football and we both need strong teams for us to be competitive.”

Meanwhile, Tusker are expected to name their new coach by Saturday. Former Vihiga United coach Edward Manoah is among those tipped to take over at the Ruaraka hot seat, while caretaker coach, Francis Baraza, is also a strong candidate.

The club on Thursday dropped five senior players, among them, skipper James Situma, midfielder Cersidy Lumumba, striker Allan Wanga and Ghanaian forward Stephen Owusu .

“I’m relaxed; just taking my time until next year – that’s when I will make my next move. Three clubs have called me but at the moment I’m not making any move,”said Situma

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