Gor Mahia lose Lavatsa to Algerian club

The towering striker left the country on Saturday and is set to sign a contract that will see him earn Sh1.9 million a month with top tier club in Algeria
By Otieno Otieno

Gor Mahia striker Edwin Lavatsa left the country for Algeria on Saturday to join top side MC Algier. The player has been given a lucrative Sh1.9 million per month deal according to his handlers.

The move comes a week after Goal exclusively reported that Lavasta was set to ditch the club after declining to extend his contract. A source close to Lavatsa revealed to Goal then, “He will not be at Gor Mahia this season. He has received a lucrative offer which he cannot decline.”

Meanwhile, Gor Mahia completed their 10 day camp in Loitoktok and will therefore, shift base to the capital from Monday 13. Coach Bobby Wiliamson told Goal that the high altitude training session was expected to build on endurance and work as a bonding session for the champions.

“Pressure is definitely on us when the season officially gets underway. We shall be representing the nation at Caf Champions League and also fighting to defend our title,” said the Scott, who recently penned a three year contract extension at the local giants.

“It has been absolute pleasure working with my players in a serene and quiet environment. The new signings joined thereafter so it was really good working with full house.”

The former Uganda Cranes boss said he was impressed seeing his players undergoing a lot of physical fitness and conditioning. That way he said they will start the 2014 season on a high.