Striker Rama Salim quits Gor Mahia for Qatar

Although the details on the deal are still scanty, Rama was spotted at JKIA on August (Sunday 11) where he confirmed that he was departing for the Gulf

Gor Mahia striker Rama Salim has left the country for Qatar where he is reportedly set to join a Division Two side for a professional stint.

Although details on the deal remain scanty, Rama was spotted at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Sunday (August 11) where he confirmed that he was leaving for the Gulf, coincidentally, on the same fight with former Tusker midfielder David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng, who left to join Saudi Arabian club Al-Taawon.

When reached for comment on the details on his move to the Qatar second tier, the former Congo United midfielder said he had left an official statement at the club.

“There is a statement I left behind with the club. please get in touch with them, said Rama who is believed to have been in contact with Al-Marhiya, a second tier side in Qatar.”

The plane left JKIA at 1645hours to Qatar where Rama could be plying his trade if the deal goes through while ‘Cheche’ will connect from there to Saudi. Rama joined Gor Mahia ahead of the 2012 season on a two year deal which is set to expire in mid December 2013.

The decision by Rama to quit Gor Mahia, comes days after the team’s top hierarchy stated that they were not willing to let the influential player depart.

"We met with representatives of the Qatari club that intends to sign Rama Salim and while we do not mind releasing the player, he cannot go now. At the moment we are chasing the league title and he can only leave at the end of the season,” Gor Mahia secretary George Bwana told Goal.