Kenya Premier League giants Gor Mahia are at risk of suffering a major setback before the start of next season as some of their best stars could be leaving the club this season.
Gor who have shown a good display this season and managed to win the league trophy for the 18th time and for the 3rd consecutive time despite a myriad of challenges throughout the season.
Glory and honour are to the players who have remained resilience and went against all odds to award Kenya’s elite club the three-peat for the third time.
Sadly enough, the Green Army could lose the services of their midfielder Francis Kahata.
The sensational midfielder has been critical to Gor’s success since his coming and has lifted several trophies with the club. His contract with the club is set to expire in June, before the beginning of next season.
His doors are now left open for offers from other clubs since the club has not began any negotiation regarding a contract extension.
Among the teams salivating for Kahata is Tanzania’s Simba FC.
Simba have been looking for the player’s signature for a while now, most recent being last year when they offered 9.8 million for the services of the player.
Gor, however, had denied Simba the player and this year could be the best time for them to secure Kahata’s signature.
During an interview with a local sports publication, Kahata said that he will be a free agent next season and might be leaving the club next season even though he has not made his final decision.
“From next month I will be a free agent meaning I will be free to sign with any team that shows interest,” Kahata told Goal.
“As a player, I have won three consecutive league titles and it is time for a new challenge. However, that does not mean I do not want to stay at the club, it is just that the management has not approached me over a contract extension.
“I have been at the club and I love it, but the officials have to show they want me around as well.”
Kahata, however, thanked Gor fans for standing with them even in hard times.
“Our fans have been supportive, they have given us a perfect playing environment and I owe them everything. They have stuck with us in good and bad times, and it is difficult to imagine what we could have achieved without them,” he added.
Some of the players K’Ogalo might also lose this season are captain Haron Shakava who has only six months left for his contract to run out and Jacques Tusiyenge together with Philemon Otieno whose contracts are set to expire before the next season begins.