Nairobi City Stars winger Manasseh Orao (16) is challenged by Western Stima's Joash Onyango (12) in a 2016 clash. Onyango has been named in the Gor Mahia squad for Al Hilal friendly but it has emerged the KPL giants have not completed talks to sign him
Gor Mahia expected to sign duo before Khartoum trip
By Dan Ngulu | Wed 11 Jan, 2017 10:00

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants Gor Mahia are set to leave for Khartoum, Sudan in the course of the week for a pre season friendly game against Al Hilal but as they prepare for the match, they have an issue to sort out in the shape of defender Joash Onyango and midfielder Kenneth Muguna.

The two players are listed as part of the squad that will be traveling to Sudan even though Gor Mahia has not completed talks with their parent club, Western Stima, for the duo’s signature.

In talks

Western Stima chairman Laban Jobita has confirmed the two players who had a great season in 2016, are still in the club’s books though are key targets for Gor Mahia and talks are on to finalize their moves. He anticipates that by the time the team leaves for Sudan, the two clubs will have agreed on a deal.

“The two are still in our books but I can confirm talks are on and so far we have not had a problem. They are in the list of players for the friendly match in Sudan and I believe by the time they travel we will have agreed on terms to have them.

“Striking a deal can take as little as two hours so there is no problem at all and you know the best thing is that we wish well for the players and they are also looking forward to this. Everything will be addressed in good time,” he stated.

The team is expected to leave for Khartoum on Friday 13 January for the friendly match scheduled for Tuesday 17 January.

Austria

Late last year, Muguna was said to be on his way to Austria, with the reports gaining momentum after he was named the 2016 KPL Player of the Year but it is not clear if he went for trials with the team as earlier expected.

Dan Ngulu

Twitter: @danodinga

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