Kahata confirms pursuit from Tanzanian giants following Gor Mahia exit

After four years at Gor Mahia, Kenyan international Francis Kahata has confirmed he has decamped from the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants and a new experience beckons.

The midfielder, who is currently with the Kenya national team, Harambee Stars in Egypt ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), said among the teams hot in the chase for his signature is Tanzanian giants Simba SC.

Having made it to the Harambee Stars final squad, it is time for the midfielder to show what he can do at the big stage and he knows just how good this opportunity is.

Free agent

“I am a free agent now and I feel this is the best time to market myself in anticipation of a new experience. I want to get a foreign team to play for and I believe I will achieve this as long as we work together as a team for positive results at AFCON,” he said.

His deal with Gor Mahia came to an end at the close of the 2018/19 season and Kahata reveals that even before that, he had received numerous requests from Simba.

No rush

He is however not in a rush to seal a move.

“I have many offers at the moment; Simba is among them. They have wanted me to move for a while now but I couldn’t move because I was under contract but right now they feel it is a good time because I am free but I don’t want to rush anything, until after AFCON,” he added.

Kahata was also at some point last season linked with a move to Algerian side CS Constantine.