It’s all hearsay; Aduda rubbishes rumours of Nigerian signing at Gor Mahia

Social media on Wednesday 20 March was awash with images of Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay and the club’s Team Manager Jolawi Obondo posing with a lanky individual wearing the club’s jersey, with the individual believed to be the latest acquisition for the team during the ongoing mid-season transfer window.

Madenigbona Nkechi is the individual’s name, a Nigerian national. However, according to the team’s CEO Lordvick Aduda, the team has made no such signing though he did confirm that there are several players training with the team which should not be misinterpreted to mean that they have been signed.

“I have not appended my signature anywhere,” Aduda confided to Soka when reached on phone.

Madenigbona Nkechi (C) with Hassan Oktay and Jolawi Obondo

Many players

“There are many players who would like to play for Gor Mahia. As we speak there are players training with the team but that does not mean that they have signed with us.

“At the end of the window we will give a comprehensive report of our transfer business; who has been signed and who has been released,” he said.

If the club does indeed go ahead and signs the player then it will stretch their foreign quota to five with the league rules not allowing more than five foreigners per team.

Shafiq Batambuze, Erisa Ssekisambu, Jacques Tuyisenge and Francis Mustafa are the current foreign players at the team.