Just how good is Gor Mahia’s new West African Import Gislein Yikpe Gnamian? This is the question a number of Gor Mahia Fans have been asking ever since the club confirmed the capture of the Ivorian.
Signed from Club Gagnoa in the Ivory Coast top-flight division, Gnamian has been seen as the perfect replacement for Jacques Tuyisenge who moved to Angolan giants Petro De Atletico.
Gnamian has been training with his new teammates at camp Toyoyo as Kogallo looks foward to defending it KPL title and mount a great challenge at the Continental Stage.
Head Coach Hassan Oktay seem to have been impressed by the towering forward and has heaped praises on him even as he remains optimistic that he will be an instant hit in the Kenya Premier League.
Oktay has hailed Gnamian as a top striker who will get the goals for his side.
“He is a top striker, a very good striker who can score goals. I have already watched him in training since he arrived and he has proved to me he will be an instant hit for my side,” Said Oktay as quoted by Goal.
“I will give him around 25 goals for the new season, I know he can reach the target, He has the pace and can easily trouble the defenders, I am looking forward to watching him play when the season starts,” he added.
Gnamian scored five goals for SC Gagnoa in Ivory Coast having featured for half season in the fourteen-team league. In 2017-2018 season he scored nine goals for Hafia fc in Guinea’s Ligue 1. He had featured for Ready JCAT in the 2016-2017 season where he netted seven times.
The forward earned pre selection in a competitive Ivory Coast national Under 18 team during his teenage days and managed to break into the squad.
The Ivorian will fight for a starting berth in the Kogallo squad with the likes of Nicholas Kipkirui, Dennis Oalo and Dickson Ambundo.