Gor Mahia will not release Rama Salim, says Bwana

K'Ogalo secretary George Bwana admits that club officials on Wednesday met with Al-Marhiya representatives and turned down a formal request to sign the striker

Gor Mahia have confirmed they will not allow influential forward Rama Salim to leave the club just yet.

The club rejected a formal request put by Qatari club Al-Marhiya for the signature of the player.

According to Gor Mahia Secretary General George Bwana, they can only release the player at the end of this season.

“We met with representatives of the Qatari club on Wednesday 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,” Bwana told Goal.

Regarding Ugandan striker Dan Sserunkuma, Bwana says they have reported his agent Ken Joseph to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) for allegedly sneaking the player out of the country to attend trials in Armenia.

“We want the federation to take up the matter with World governing body Fifa so that they can punish the agent for violating its statutes on player buying.”

Both Salim and Sserunkuma are back in the country after sneaking out to attend trials in Qatar and Eastern Europe respectively. It is a move that has put the club’s top officials on the spot after fans attacked them for letting the players’ go at a time when they are chasing the league title.