Tanzanian giants Simba SC join race to sign former Gor Mahia striker Ephrem Guikan

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Twenty-four-year-old Guikan has been on Gor Mahia's books for the past year, since joining from Mauritius club AS Port Louis

Simba SC has joined the race to sign Kenyan-based Ivorian striker Ephrem Guikan, Goal understands.

Mid-table Zambian club Kabwe Warriors have also been credited with an interest in the player's services, but it is Kitwe-based Nkana FC, who are understood to have an upper hand regarding the player's preferred destination.

Twenty-four-year-old Guikan has been on Gor Mahia's books for the past year, since joining from Mauritius club AS Port Louis where he scored 17 goals.

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But despite scoring 16 times in all competitions for the Kenyan champions in 2018 - including a brace against Yanga in the Caf Confederation Cup - the left-footed striker has been deemed surplus to requirement by the Kenyan champions.

Indeed, even though he is still in Nairobi, Guikan was left out of Gor Mahia's squad which traveled to Liverpool to face English Premier League side Everton in a friendly match at Goodison Park on Tuesday.

The Ivorian has also not been registered for the 2018/2019 Caf Champions League season. Goal now understands Guikan has managed to convince club chairman Ambrose Rachier to release him because 'he cannot work with some members of the technical bench'.

This development has attracted the attention of Simba, Kabwe and Nkana, even though talks over a possible move are still said to be in the opening stages.

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