‘Pinchez’ not for sale, City Stars tell off midfielder’s suitors


'Pinchez' not for sale, City Stars tell off midfielder's suitors

In Summary

  • Kenya Premier League new boys Nairobi City Stars have poured cold water on rumours linking midfield kingpin Peter “Pinchez” Opiyo to champions Gor Mahia.  
  • Opiyo, who turned out for K’Ogalo between 2010 and 2011, though on loan, played a pivotal role in helping Simba wa Nairobi clinch the National Super League title and seal promotion to the Kenya Premier League.
Danny Ogega Chief NSL Writer

Kenya Premier League new boys Nairobi City Stars have poured cold water on rumours linking midfield kingpin Peter “Pinchez” Opiyo to champions Gor Mahia.

Opiyo, who turned out for K’Ogalo between 2010 and 2011, though on loan, played a pivotal role in helping Simba wa Nairobi clinch the National Super League title and seal promotion to the Kenya Premier League.

He joined City stars in January penning an 18-months contract and is integral to the team’s desire to hit the ground running next season.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, club CEO Patrick Korir laughed off the speculations.
He added that Opiyo and Salim Abdallah “Shitu” have a year remaining on their contracts and are thus not available in the market.

“The two players Peter Opiyo and Salim Abdallah are not for sale. We are not selling any player because we are planning for next season,” he stated.

Club coordinator Samson Otieno echoed his sentiments saying players will be expected to fulfill their contracts.
“We advise our players to consider their contractual obligations.

“Some of them may want to move but the reality is they have running contracts with us.

“The club is not selling any player at the moment,” he added.

However, the team is seeking to fill the gap left by veteran shot-stopper Levis Opiyo who joined KPL champions Gor Mahia after signing a two-year contract.

Opiyo turned out for Simba wa Nairobi 25 times and was named player of the month in September 2019.

His crucial penalty saves against Nairobi Stima and Vihiga United proved pivotal as the team went on to seal promotion to the Kenyan Premier League.

The team will reinforce across all departments as they plans for life in the Kenyan top tier league after four years in the cold.

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