Saturday Aug 01, 2020. 13:00
Gor Mahia coach Steven Polack has expressed his regret at seeing key striker Boniface Omondi leave the Kenya Premier League club.
The 24-year-old attacker, who joined Mahia in 2017, departed for rivals Wazito earlier this week, citing financial troubles at the club as one of the motivations behind his departure.
“We have lost a great player to our opponents. He was my first choice striker and I really pleaded with him to change his decision but he insisted that the financial situation at Gor Mahia played a part in his decision. I wish him the best at Wazito,” Polack told Nation Sport.
Polack has urged Gor Mahia to make a major effort in regards to keeping hold of their key players, who are being targeted in the transfer market.
Captain Kenneth Muguna and Joash Onyango, for example, are reportedly on their way out of the club.
“I’m following two foreign strikers and will recommend them to the club management. However, I still insist that we have to ensure we keep our dependable players and pay them well. It is my hope that the (BetSafe) sponsorship will help us achieve this,” said Polack.
Gor Mahia were declared the winners of the 2019-20 Kenya Premier League when the season was scrapped several months ago, due to the coronavirus pandemic. They will represent the country in the 2020-21 CAF Champions League.