Gor Mahia snub midfielder’s request to rejoin club

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K'Ogalo official reveals to Goal that they will not consider Wanyonyi's request because he 'doesn't fit in coach's plan'

The dream of Nakumatt midfielder Joseph Timonah Wanyonyi to once again don the famous Green jersey have been nipped in the bud.

In a sad and moving interview with KBC, Wanyonyi had made a passionate appeal on the club to hand him a second chance, explaining that life was hard at his current club.

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Wanyonyi also explained that it was the advice of his father, which made him quit K’Ogalo. “Gor Mahia is the biggest club here (in Kenya), and they treat their players differently compared to here (at Nakumatt),” he said. “I made a mistake, I blame myself and my dad. I blame my dad, a 100 percent. I blame my family."

Wanyonyi maintains that his motivation of joining football was to register growth and perhaps attain the much sought after economic freedom. In fact, he says, “I hoped to be like Oliech (Dennis), or Mariga (MacDonald). The moment I left Gor Mahia, my performance went down. My dad forced me to go play for AFC Leopards because he played for them, but it was a wrong move. I wish to go back to Gor Mahia."

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However, Gor Mahia's deputy secretary general Ronald Ngala, has explained that the club will not be considering his request as he does not fit in the coach’s plan at the moment. “It won’t be possible to have him because the areas we want to beef up are not his playing position.

"We are looking at a central defender and striker, but he can’t play in those positions."