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Ze Maria: Musa Mohammed did not settle well in Europe
By Zachary Oguda | Wed 25 Apr, 2018 15:25

Less than five months after signing for Albanian side KF Tirana, Harambee Stars defender Musa Mohammed terminated his contract with the club with reports claiming the former Gor Mahia defender took the decision over unpaid dues.

But according to the club's head coach Ze Maria, the player did not adapt well in Europe, which was the Kenyan international's first stint outside the Kenyan Premier League (KPL).

Ze Maria, who also coached Musa at Gor Mahia, added that he had no favorite players in his team, noting that he had hoped Mohammed would adapt quickly but that wasn't the case.

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Favourite kids

“I have said I want serious professionals and players to serve the team's growth. I do not have "favourite kids" in the dressing rooms. I brought Musa, as I thought he would make the difference in this championship, but that did not happen. He did not fit well in Europe. A 25-26-year-old player from Africa has difficulty adapting. I hoped that he could have adapted quickly, but that did not happen," Ze Maria is quoted by Panorama.

Ze Maria is however remaining optimistic that injured Kenneth Muguna will do well at the club when he returns.

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Muguna Injured

“Muguna is injured, but it must be said that he remains a player who will certainly do good things at this club,” the coach added.

Both Musa and Muguna joined the club in January 2018 with the former joining on a free while the latter being let by Gor Mahia for a fee believed to be around Ksh 4.1m.

Panorama further claimed that they had a document produced by Tirana that indicated Musa had received an advance of $ 20,000 (Approx Kshs 2m) on February 6, this angled to quash news that has been circulating claiming Mohammed had left the club due to unpaid dues.

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Zachary Oguda

Twitter: @zaxoguda

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