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Reports from Zambia indicates that the Chipolopolo forward, who was expected in Nairobi on December 27, may not join Gor Mahia after all

Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia are facing fresh controversy over the acquisition of Zambian international Julius Situmbeko.

Reports from Zambia indicates that the player, who was expected to come to Nairobi on December 27 may not join Gor Mahia after all. But Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier insists that they had paid the player's signing on fee and expect that he will either join them or refund the money.

The Zambia Daily Mail quoted Jeffrey Chipilingu an executive member of Zambia Football Association (FAZ) saying he is not aware of Situmbeko signing a contract with Gor Mahia.

Chipilingu, who was leader of delegation when Zambia took part in this year’s Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, insists that the player belongs to Power Dynamos. “On behalf of Power and FAZ, I want to state that Situmbeko didn’t sign any contract with any club not even any other of the players that I went with.

“I was not approached by the club and I am very sure that the coach Patrice Beaumelle is also in the dark.”

 Rachier insisted that they have signed the player and even paid a signing fee for his signature. “We had tasked our Secretary General to talk to the player and give him a contract to sign. He came back to us with confirmation that he has signed the player and have no reason to doubt his word,” Rachier told Goal.

“I am shocked by this new controversy. We will simply ask the player to refund us our money.”