Grapevine is rife that want-away Kariobangi Sharks winger Ovella Ochieng’ could be heading to Kenyan champions Gor Mahia during the June mini transfer window.
With less than six months left on his contract, K’Ogalo have already engaged the Kenyan international in talks, according to close sources.
“We wanted the boy at the beginning of the season but that did not materialize; with his contract running out we believe we now stand a better chance of signing him. We have contacted his parent club,” one source told Soka25east.
The 18-year-old former Upper Hill School player is believed to have fallen out with the powers that be at Sharks after he was allegedly denied opportunity to move abroad and now wants-out.
He tried out in Sweden and South Africa last year and is said to have impressed and landed a few offers; however, Sharks management blocked his path leading to a bitter standoff between him and the club, according to a source.
The player was a cog for the Nairobi-based community club and country last year but has been off the radar this year. This is so because the player is said to have made up his mind to leave Sharks and no amount of convincing is working.
Gor are playing in the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup. They are seeking to bolster their lethargic attack which has been their main headache at the continental level.
Ronald Ngala, failed to confirm interest in Ovella but admitted that the coach Dylan Kerr’s side is angling to add to their attack line.
“We only have four strikers currently when we should have six so definitely we will try to bridge the gap. Our main target is a striking so after we sort that out then we can bolster other areas.”