Former Gor Mahia midfielder Francis Kahata’s move to Tanzanian Giants Simba SC could not be stopped by the record 18 time Kenyan Champions.
This is according to Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier who has revealed that Kogallo could not go head to head with Simba as they (Simba) offered a better deal to Kahata.
Rachier has admitted that Kogallo wanted Kahata to stay at the Club only for Simba SC to table a better package for him, a package he wholeheartedly took.
“Kahata’s situation was like Meddie Kagere’s; he had run out of contract with us and neither of the two parties had an obligation to extend it,” Said Rachier as quoted by Goal.
“However, we wanted him to stay and we had an offer for him. Simba SC took the advantage and gave him a better package which we could not match.
“Like most players, Kahata chose to leave and we could not stop him because his contract with us had expired. He is a good player; we could have wanted him to stay but we could not offer him what Simba was offering,” he concluded.
Rachier’s latest statement contradicts that of Kahata who a few weeks ago claimed that he waited for an offer from Gor Mahia but it was all in vain.
Kahata claimed that Gor Mahia officials did not approach him for a contract extension and as such he had to make a move in order to secure his future.
“My contract with Gor Mahia had expired and as usual, the officials at the club could have approached me over an extension. However, none did that; I waited but it was all in vain,” he said.
“On the other hand, Simba have been following me and showed they wanted me in their team, so I had to make a decision.
“Leaving Gor was not an option for me, but I was forced to do that because I felt my services were no longer needed.
“The decision to join Simba was football related, if I could have received an offer from Gor Mahia, I could have stayed,” Said Kahata.