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Gor Mahia to Simba SC: Francis Kahata chapter is closed for now

14:35 BST 09/07/2018
Francis Kahata of Gor Mahia
Simba have already signed Rwandan striker Meddie Kagere from K'Ogalo and are looking to add Kahata to the transfer list

Gor Mahia have warned Tanzania giants Simba SC to stay away from Francis Kahata.

Goal understands, Simba have twice approached K'Ogalo for the services of Kahata but the Kenyan champions have refused to give in to their demands.

Gor Mahia CEO Omondi Aduda has now told Goal that the chapter of discussing Kahata’s transfer is a closed business.

“The day we sell Kahata everybody will know. That chapter is closed for now.

“We have not negotiated with any club in regards to Kahata, not even Simba. The sources that are giving you the information are not factual. Our focus is on the semi-final match and nothing else.

“Kahata played against Vipers FC after coming on for Ernest Wendo and that answers earlier fears and rumours that he had signed for Simba. Secondly, it is the prerogative of the coach to field players according to his game plan hence the reason he came on from the bench.”

Simba have already signed Meddie Kagere from Gor Mahia and are looking to add Kahata to the list. Gor Mahia are through to the semis of Cecafa and could meet Simba in the last four.