As the wait for new signings at Gor Mahia continues, the club’s sporting director Lordvick Aduda has come out to assure fans that they are very active in the transfer market in search of players they can sustain in the long term.
According to Aduda, Gor Mahia has in the past signed expensive players and this has had a huge toll on the club’s finances. With this in mind, the football administrator has stated that Gor has already identified players but moves for them have stalled or are taking long to complete due to the high fees.
‘’I want to tell those who are eager to know our potential signings to give us time. We cannot afford to rush for unsustainable players who will later take us to FIFA, as has been the case recently. Recruiting quality and sustainable players requires money, which we don’t have at the moment,’’ Aduda told Citizen Digital.
Gor has in the past been reported to FIFA by a number of players and former coaches for failing to pay outstanding wages. It is this trend that Aduda and co. want to finally bring an end to by only roping in players they can afford to keep with the club’s limited wage bill.
Gor had their transfer ban lifted by FIFA last week and according to Aduda, only funds have made it difficult for them to sign new players at this point.
The club has already missed out on a number of it’s targets like James Mazembe who opted to sign for bankers KCB and Bernard Ochieng who signed for Ethiopian side Arba Minch FC.
Malian goalkeeper Adama Keita already joined Gor but is yet to put pen to paper. According to assistant coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo, the shot-stopper is already training with the club.
Gor has recently been linked with a move for AFC Leopards’ midfielder Austin Odhiambo. He will however not come cheaply and it therefore remains to be seen if a move will materialize.