After close to ten days out in Armenia where he tried out with Armenian top flight side Banants FC, who offered him a six months contract, Gor Mahia striker Dan Sserunkuma has all but given up on his Armenian dream and has opted to return home to help Gor Mahia clinch the 2013 Kenyan Premier League title.
His trip to Eastern Europe for the trials has been shrouded in controversy as he was accused of ‘sneaking out’ without the club’s consent.
His agent Ken Joseph has been castigated by both his club Gor Mahia and the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) for being behind Sserunkuma’s move and the two are considering reporting him to FIFA for ‘unethical’ misconduct.
After soul searching, Sserunkuma has decided to forget about greener pastures, for now, as there seems no head way in his anticipated switch from Kenyan to Armenia football.
In an express communiqué to futaa.com that our snoops saw, this is what the former Victors FC player said.
I am disappointed with the way things have turned out in Armenia. It is every player’s dream to make it in trials and sign a contract with a club.
But in my case, I passed my trials, the coach and players like me but yet we cannot reach an agreement because I have been punished for ‘sneaking out’ of the country which is just not true.
I guess there is nothing else I can do at this stage but to go back to my club Gor Mahia. The Armenian transfer window closes in seven days and I do not think this issue can be sorted out at this stage.
I would like to thank my family, my agent and the Gor Mahia fans for all the support they have shown towards me in the past 7 days.
I will do my best for Gor Mahia to make sure that we win the league this time around. Every disappointment is a blessing, he added in his parting shot.
Sserunkuma was acquired by Gor in June 2012 on a two year contract.