Gor Mahia have officially parted ways with 43 goals they scored last season after attacking midfielder, Ali Abondo, became the last of the three-member team that delivered those goals to leave the club.
Abondo, Michael Olunga and Meddie Kagere were the club’s, and by extension, the league’s most potent front three, scoring 43 of the 60 goals the club put past opponents last season.
Olunga, who scored 19, landed a contract with Swedish side IF Djugarden while Kagere, who had 13, went through the exit door after failing to agree to a new improved deal with the club.
Ajax Cape Town
Abondo attended trials at Premier Soccer League club Ajax Cape Town last month and it is believed he could be moving to the South African club.
The attacking midfielder watched the Mashemeji Derby loss to AFC Leopards and was later spotted having a long chat with Kogalo head coach Frank Nuttall but it now turns out that he was perhaps discussing exit strategies.
“Abondo made a request to terminate his contract so that he can pursue his wish and we had no option to to let him leave after a series of talks,” Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier told the club’s official portal.
Zero transfer fee
Strangely, the Sportpesa Premier League title holders won’t receive a dime from the midfielder’s next club.
“There is no money the club got in that move because what was done was a termination of contract as per his request and that made him a free agent. We would have wish to get something but everything around that was a little bit tough and we couldn’t stand on his way, ” added the chairman.
In the trio’s absence, Gor Mahia have had one of their worst starts to a season. They are currently winless in their opening four matches and are 12th on the log, having scored only one goal.
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