Kenyan Premier League side Gor Mahia (KPL) have released striker George Midenyo and midfielder Kevin ‘Master’ Ochieng ahead of the new season.
Club secretary general George Bwana said the duo have seen out their contracts and as a club they deemed it fit to release them.
“As a club, we have released them upon the expiry of their contract.” Both Ochieng and Midenyo had a tough time in the just ended season with lack of regular team football proving scarce.
Midenyo was mainly used as fringe player making cameo appearances after joining the outfit from Tusker FC while Ochieng did not feature in any competitive match under Zdravko Logarusic. Ochieng joined the club last season under former coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno from relegated side Rangers FC.
Others who were expected to get their release letters late on Friday include midfielders Nicholas Auma and Oscar Mbugua, striker Itubu Imbem and goalkeeper Wycliffe Kasaya. Kasaya who joined early this season is expected to return to his former club Bandari FC.
At the same time, the club is closing on the highly rated Tusker FC midfielder Peter Opiyo to bolster its squad ahead of the new season.
In a separate interview deputy secretary general Ronald Ngala revealed to Goal.com that the brewers’ play maker alongside KCB’s Paul Mungai Kiongera, and Thika United’s Francis Kahata are among the players that top their transfer wish list.
“There are players that the coach (Logarusic) left their names behind that he wanted us to bring on board. Peter Opiyo, Mungai Kiongera and Kahata (Francis) are among them. We will try our best to land them before December 16.”