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Jacques Tuyisenge and Ernest Wendo extend deals with Kenyan giants Gor Mahia


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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Oct 27, 2017. 15:30


As they will participate in the 2018 CAF Champions League, Kenyan giants Gor Mahia have received a major boost with their key players having renewed their deals.

Striker Jacques Tuyisenge and midfielder Ernest Wendo renewed their contracts with the SportPesa Premier League champions-elect on Tuesday.

The Rwandan forward extended his stay at the club by a further two years while former Bidco United midfielder, Wendo signed a new three-year deal.

The Amavubi forward said he is pleased with his contribution which helped Gor clinch an unprecedented 16th title in his second year at the club.

“It’s my best career moment, I had never won a league title before. I chose to stay on because of the love I have been offered here,” said Tuyisenge.

Meanwhile, the club’s CEO Lordvick Aduda added that they aim to hold onto key players as they plot for their next KPL campaign.

“We are privileged to have finished our season early so that we can concentrate on such concerns. We want to ensure we have the strongest and compact squad before submitting their names to CAF in a month’s time,” he added.



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President Kenyatta congratulates new Kenya champs GOR Mahia


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Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Oct 23, 2017. 11:00


Kenya State President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated newly crowned Kenyan champions GOR Mahia.

GOR Mahia secured a 1-0 win over Ulinzi thanks to Rwandese international Meddie Kagere’s goal at the Kericho Green Stadium on Saturday.

As a result, K’Ogalo cliniched the 2017 SportPesa Kenyan Premier League title and they also qualified for next year’s CAF Champions League.

This was the Nairobi-based giants’ 16th Premier League title and they are the most decorated Kenyan club in the history of the competition.

Kenyatta took to his facebook page to congratulate the newly crowned champions.

“Congratulations GOR Mahia FC on winning the 2017 (and a record 16th) Kenyan Premier League title with four games left to play in the season,” a statement read.

GOR Mahia are under the guidance of British coach Dylan Kerr.



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Everton new signing Wayne Rooney to face Gor Mahia


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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jul 12, 2017. 09:21


Information landing through to AfricanFootball.com is that England and Everton international striker Wayne Rooney will face Kenyan side Gor Mahia.

The former Manchester United forward has completed his switch to his former club, Everton and will be included in the trip to Kenya.

It is reported that the new Toffees striker will face Gor Mahia on Thursday in a pre-season friendly match at the Tanzania National Stadium in Dar Es Salaam.

Betting giants SportPesa confirmed through a tweet on Monday, with the 31-year-old set to face the 15-time Kenyan champions.

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Rooney reported for his first day of training at USM Finch Farm on Monday and will be part of the travelling party to East Africa later this week as manager Ronald Koeman prepares for a maiden meeting with K’Ogalo.

Meanwhile, the trip is set to celebrate Everton’s Club-record partnership with gaming giant SportPesa.

“I’m looking forward to it – it should be a good trip. It’ll be nice and hopefully I’ll get on the pitch and get some game-time,” Rooney told EvertonTV on Monday.

“It’s good when you go away with the team. It’s good to be around the hotel with the players, spend more time with them and get to know them more.

“I’ve never been to Tanzania before, so I’m really looking forward to it.”

On the other hand, it is announced that coach Dylan Kerr’s outfit will jet off out of the country on Tuesday morning en route to Tanzania.



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