The release of defender Karim Nizigiyimana by Gor Mahia came as a shocker to many, considering the quality he had.
Goal spoke to the team's Deputy Secretary General Ronald Ngala on the same, and the official has come clear on the reason why his side let the Burundian leave, "we had many reasons that led to that.
"Former coach Dylan Kerr left us a report and among the recommendations was to let Karim leave because his quality had gone down. He had been exceptional before then but since making a return, his contribution to the team has been minimal.
"Extending his contract would have been expensive for us and that is why we opted to release him. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors."
AFC Leopards and Tusker have reportedly shown interest in the player.