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K’Ogalo boss Ambrose Rachier reveals to Goal they decided to let the former Congo Utd star go because ‘he had already made up his mind to leave’

Kenya Premier League (KPL) league leaders Gor Mahia have confirmed the exit of influential midfielder Rama Salim to play professional football in Qatar.

According to club chairman Ambrose Rachier, the club has been forced to let go of the player in the interest of both parties.

Rachier said: "Having held a meeting with the player and his representatives, we realized that it will not make sense to hang onto him as he has already made up his mind to leave.

"Furthermore, he only has two months remaining on his contract and holding onto him especially if he has decided to leave would be counter-productive.

"On this basis we decided to let him go but with the understanding that incase he is sold in future Gor will earn some of the transfer fees," Rachier told Goal on Monday.

The Gor boss however, declined to reveal the amount of money that has been agreed between K’Ogalo and Rama's new club. The Gor Mahia chairman further said he was happy that Salim had decided to return home and negotiate with the club before departing on Sunday.

"We never had the intention to stand in his way while pursuing a new career and that is why we insisted that he comes back and we do it the right way. I am glad he listened to us.”

Then former Congo United midfielder left the country for the Gulf on Sunday evening and is scheduled to sign a two year contract with top side Al-Marhiya.