Author: Waweru Titus
AfricaPress-Kenya: Perennial Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia have confirmed head coach Steven Pollack has gone back to Finland for a 10-day holiday.
Gor’s vice chairman Francis Wasuna said Pollack requested for the holiday ahead of the much-anticipated resumption of sporting activities in the country.
“Pollack will be hitting the run-way tonight to Finland for a 10-day.
“The coach (Pollack) requested for some days off and we gave him 10 days and he will be travelling tonight to Finland,” Wasuna said in a statement on Friday.
The vice-chairman, however, pointed out Pollack is expected back in Kenya after the stated days unless the plot is interfered with by quarantine programs where an extension will be needed.
“The plan is to have him (Pollack) back after 10 days but we are not sure of any quarantine programs the other end.
“If it happens and his 10 days are interfered with, then an extension of his stay in Finland might be necessary,” Wasuna stated.
The football season is back and with it, the ever buzzing transfer window.
During this period, football clubs all over the world are allowed to transfer, exchange, or release players, either at an agreed fee or for free, depending on a player’s contract situation.
The Kenyan Premier League is no exception. With the 2019/20 season disrupted by Covid-19, clubs in Kenya are looking to strengthen their squads ahead of the season.
K’Ogalo and Wazito Football Club have been the most active, signing players who impressed for rivals in the previous season.
The new 11 signings K’Ogalo have made so far:
John Macharia: Winger from FC Kolkheti in Georgia
Andrew ‘Roma’ Juma: Defender from Mathare United
Sydney Ochieng’: Midfielder from Western Stima
Levis Opiyo: Goalkeeper from Nairobi City Stars
Bertrand Konfor: Midfielder from Al Mudhabi in Oman
Samuel Njau: Goalkeeper from Western Stima
Benson Omalla: Forward from Western Stima
Kennedy Owino: Defender from Western Stima
Andrew Masilero: Defender from African Warriors FC
Kelvin Wesonga: Defender from Western Stima
Tito Okello: Striker from Vipers SC (Uganda)