Heads are set to roll at Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia with up to 13 players set to be released at the end of the month and unfortunately, Former Kampala City Council central defender and 2012 Kenya Premier League (KPL) defender of the year Ivan Anguyo is not spared by former Uganda Cranes now Gor coach Bobby Williamson.
The move according to club secretary general George Bwana is “part of a rebuilding exercise aimed at injecting fresh blood into the playing unit as they set focus on next year’s congested fixtures”.
Gor will not only be competing in the African Champions League but also in the Cecafa Club Championship midway through the season.
“We are going to release up to 13 players. We will reveal their identities by the end of the month. This, however, has to be done systematically after we have dully informed and cleared them,” Bwana said.
Bwana hinted that those likely to leave are either fringe players or those who have run down their contracts.
Though he remained tight lipped on the players’ identities, Ugandan defender Anguyo comes high on the list according to our Kenyan sources. Anguyo barely featured last season despite being voted the league’s best defender in 2012 and found playing time hard to come by since Scot Bobby Williamson took charge of the club.
The club has also opened talks with their lead striker, Ugandan Dan Sserunkuma and custodian Ivo Mapunda. The on-demand Sserunkuma still has a year left on his contract while Mapunda will be a free agent from December 31st but Gor wants to tie both players down to new deals.