Gor Mahia complete Ogweno, Kipkirui transfers


Nicholas Kipkurui of Zoo Kericho FC celebrates with fans after scoring against Wazito FC during ...
Nicholas Kipkurui of Zoo Kericho FC celebrates with fans after scoring against Wazito FC during their National Super League (NSL) match at the Camp Toyoyo grounds on October 12, 2016. The match ended 2-2. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • Gor Mahia FC have completed the signings of Kariobangi Sharks defender Pascal Ogweno and striker Nicholas Kipkirui from Zoo FC Kericho, the Kenyan Premier League champions announced on Friday
  • The duo represent Gor's third and fourth recruits after the club also formally announced the return of midfielder Kenneth Muguna and the signing of defender Shafiq Batambuze from Singida United

Gor Mahia FC have completed the signings of Kariobangi Sharks defender Pascal Ogweno and striker Nicholas Kipkirui from Zoo FC Kericho, the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions announced on Friday.

The duo represent Gor’s third and fourth recruits after the club also formally announced the return of midfielder Kenneth Muguna and the signing of defender Shafiq Batambuze from Singida United.

“Due to the big and many assignments in store, we were looking for a mature center back and Ogweno fits the bill,” Gor CEO Lordvick Aduda told gormahiafc.co.ke after the defender agreed to a three year contract.

Ogweno was a key player at Kariobangi Sharks and where his contributions helped the side finish sixth in the 2018 KPL season as well as winning this year’s domestic cup, the FKF Shield tournament.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Ogweno thanked his former club for giving him a platform and his teammates for helping him shine as he vowed to work harder at K’Ogalo.

“I really feel good to be at Gor Mahia and it already feels like home to me. I will give my best to ensure the club wins more trophies,” Ogweno said.

He will compete for a staring place against captain Harun Shakava and Joash Onyango, with the pair having formed a solid partnership at the heart of the Gor defence.

Kipkirui, who has been a consistent performer and the focal point of Zoo’s attack since their promotion into the KPL in 2016, penned a four-year deal.

“We hope he will continue with the scoring prowess he had at Zoo Kericho. He can only get better at Gor Mahia,” Aduda said.

Kipkirui has scored 22 league goals for Zoo during the club’s two-year stay in the top-flight including netting 13 times this season, just three shy of top scorer Eric Kapaito.

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