Fresh from penning a two-year contract extension at Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia, the club’s captain (or assistant), Musa Mohammed, says he couldn’t have been happier with the club’s off-season transfer business.
Quality, creativity and experience, Musa says, are just but some of the things Francis ‘Kachi’ Kahata, Jacob Keli and Jacques Tuyisenge will bring to the most dominant team in the country over the past three seasons.
Kahata and Keli have both had previous stints in the Kenyan topflight while Rwandese Tuyisenge will make his debut when curtains come down on the ongoing African Nations Championships where he has captained his nation to the quarterfinals.
Kahata made his name at Thika United before moving to Albanian side KF Tirana in 2014 while Keli was until June 2015 an AFC Leopards player before he switched to Zambian outfit Nkana, a move that never materialized.
“Keli has good speed and is very experienced; Kachi (Kahata) has the creativity and is also experienced having played at the highest level,” Musa told Supersport.
He added: “As for Tuyisenge, I have not watched him a lot but I believe he is a good player. The three will add a lot to the team because we have a good squad already.
“We also have a number of new players coming in and I believe we will be very strong this year. The ambition for us is to have a good start, keep a good run in the season and in the end win the title; I believe we can.”
Keli and Tuyisenge have one gargantuan task on their hand as they are expected to compensate for the loss of Michael Olunga and Meddie Kagere, the duo who held the goalscoring burden for Kogalo last season.
Musa and the new signings are currently in Sudan where they are expected to play against the nation’s top two clubs, Al Hilal and Al Khartoum as they step up their preparation for the 2016 Kenyan Premier League season as well as the CAF Champions League.
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