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Gor Mahia In Pursuit Of Rayon Striker

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Kenyan giants Gor Mahia have expressed interest to sign Burundi U20 and Rwanda Rayon Sports striker Jules Ulimwengu after the ongoing Cecafa Kagame Cup.

The story that refuses to go away here in Kigali all through Monday, most of the sports talk shows on the radio were rife with the suggestion that 19-years old forward is about to join the Kenyan champions.

Gor Mahia team manager Jolawi ‘TM’ Obondo also confirmed the interest but suggested a transfer was highly unlikely at this point owing to the demands from both the player and his current club Rayon Sport.

“We are looking for a striker. He (Ulimwengu) could be the one. Or it could be someone else. We have a list of names we are pursuing and the coach wants to be sure of who is coming in because this is a crucial department,” explained the long-serving football official.

Gor coach Hassan Oktay also confirmed he needs a ‘quality’ striker but could not be drawn into discussing specific targets.

So far Oktay has offered two strikers from Cameroon and DR Congo – trials at the club in the past two weeks but they failed to impress.

Gor Mahia have been quoted a fee of Sh9 million (estimated Rwf 79,736,795m) in exchange for Ulimwengu’s services.

Half of this amount is payable to the club a transfer fee, and the rest is for the player’s signing fees.

That amount would represent a record for a Kenyan Premier League buy.

The most expensive signing by a Kenyan club to was Rwandan Jacques Tuyisenge, who moved from Police FC in his home country to Gor Mahia for Sh4 million.