Brazilian striker Giovanni Rodriguez finally departs for Brazil after failing to sign for Gor Mahia

His agent Bernard Opondo reveals to that the player departed for Brazil on Thursday as K'ogalo retains custodian Jerim Onyango as captain for 2013
By Otieno Otieno

Troubled Brazilian striker Giovani Rodriguez has finally left the country after failing to get a place at top Kenya Premier League (KPL) side Gor Mahia.

His agent Bernard Opondo confirmed that the player departed for Brazil on Thursday but could not state whether he will come back.

"He has left but whether he will come back or not is impossible to tell at the moment," he told

Rodriguez was hoping to sign for Gor Mahia but coach Zradvko Logarusic dismissed the player as not being fit enough to feature for his side.

After the snub, the Brazilian opted to stay in the country for at least three weeks as his handlers scouted for options regarding his future. Initially his handlers had insisted he had a contract with Gor, a claim the club dismissed.

Elsewhere, Gor Mahia have retained first choice goalkeeper Fredrick Jerrim Onyango as captain ahead of the 2013 season.

Onyango was voted in by fellow players during elections held on Wednesday and will see him put on the arm band for yet another season.

“There has been a general need to change the team leadership since the end of last season. We have had discussions with the technical bench and agreed to let the players elect their leader." club secretary general George Bwana told

Onyango won the vote after garnering 17 votes and was followed at a distant second by Moses Odhiambo with five votes,  Antony Akumu got two votes and Kevin Omondi one vote.

"The players have made their choice and we shall accord Onyango all the necessary support,” added Bwana.