Gor Mahia step up interest for the signature of highly rated midfielder Paul Kiongera

A source, who sought anonymity, confirms to Goal.com coach Logarusic has made the player his top priority as he embarks on rebuilding the side

Gor Mahia has stepped up interest of acquiring the services of Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) attacking midfielder Paul Mungai Kiongera when the transfer window opens in December.

A source, who sought anonymity, confirmed to Goal.com that the club head coach Zdravko Logarusic has made the player his top priority as he embarks on building a formidable side for next season.

Kiongera was the bankers’ toast this season notching ten goals in the just concluded Kenya premiership, a fete that has seen him nominated for both player and midfielder of the year awards.

At the beginning of the second leg, Gor Mahia secretary general George Bwana revealed to Goal.com the club’s interest to acquire the services of the player.

“Kiongera is one player I have always admired. His shots are good, he is also creative, has the nose for goal and can be a valuable addition to our squad. When the opportunity presents itself in the next transfer window (in December), we will not hesitate to bring him on board.”

Apart from the KCB forward, the other player in Logarusic’s radar is Thika United’s midfielder Francis Kahata.

Kahata has been a key pillar for the ‘milk’ men this season and played an instrumental role in the club’s 1-1 draw against K’Ogallo last Saturday.

“The coach wants to add four quality players. The defense and midfield are some of the departments he wants strengthened,” added the source.

Logarusic is also expected to release a number of players to create room for new arrivals. The players targeted for release according to the source featured less prominently for the club this season.