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Gor Mahia Head Coach Hassan Oktay//Photo Courtesy of Gor Mahia FC

The confusion surrounding the transfer of Rwandan International Djabel Manishimiwe is far from over.

Days after word went round that Kenya Premier League Champions Gor Mahia had landed the services of the midfielder, head coach Hassan Oktay has come out to refute such claims and distance himself from any deal whatsoever.

According to Oktay, his main agenda right now is landing a striker with the same qualities as Jacques Tuyisenge who left Kogallo for Angolan top tier side Petro Atletico.

“I don’t even know the boy [Manishimiwe],” Said Hassan Oktay as quoted by a local daily.

“I did not ask anyone [at the club] to sign him because we are not looking for midfielders. I want a striker. A good one. We have lost the best striker in East Africa and we need to replace him with similar quality.”

Rayon Sports recently announced through their official twitter handle that Manishimiwe was on his way to Kogallo only for the 27 year old to end up at local rivals APR.

Despite losing both Tuyisenge and Francis Kahata who joined Tanzanian Giants Simba SC, Gor Mahia seem unshaken with the team winning it’s first two matches at the ongoing Cecafa Kagame Cup in Rwanda.

Gor won their first match 2-1 against As Maniema from DR Congo with Ochieng Wellington and Omondi Boniface getting the goals for Kogallo.

Kogallo won their second match 2-0 against AS Ports of Djibouti with Boniface Omondi and new boy Dennis Oalo bagging the much needed goals.

Apart from Oalo, Gor have also landed the services of Curtis Wekesa, Tobias Otieno, Elvis Ronack and Abdalla Shira.