Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia are still hopeful they can tie down top striker Meddie Kagere ahead of the 2016 season, with his contract having come to an end at the end of the 2015 season.
The striker is not in the initial list of players registered for the team’s 2016 CAF Champions League participation but the club’s Assistant Secretary General Ronald Ngala, quoted on the official Gor Mahia website says they are in talks over an extension.
Kagere was one of the key figures for Gor Mahia in the title winning 2015 season and the club is hopeful that with a window of 14 days before the deadline they can still convince him to stay on.
“We are still negotiating with Meddie Kagere on a possible extension. If we agree then we shall include his name in the list before 15th January which is the deadline day for late registration of players,” Ngala said.
Team Manager Jolawi Abondo on his part, stated that plans are on course to have a few more players added to the list with the club ready to pay the late registration fee.
“We are still in the process to acquire one or two players and if we succeed then we will just pay the late registration fee to have them in the squad,” he said.