Informing streaming from Kenya indicates that Uganda Cranes striker Daniel Mzee Sserunkuma the Kenya Premier League player of the year last season, who was been invited for trials in Ukraine, Armenia and Belarus has entered day-three away without leave the club insists.
Sserenkuma is currently undergoing trials with Armenian top-tier side Banants FC before he proceeds to Ukraine.
The stout former Express and Victors forward is the second top player to leave Kenyan Premier League side Gor Mahia search of greener pastures this week after star midfielder Rama Salim also left for Qatar on Tuesday.
According to Gor Mahia officials, Sserunkuma is said to have sneaked out of the country on Tuesday without permission from the club.
Club secretary George Bwana while confirming the latest development says, “We have received a phone call this afternoon from the player’s agent telling us that the player is already enroute to Europe for trials.”
“This is unacceptable and we will not release the player unless the right channels are followed. Sserunkuma still has one and a half years on his contract with us and sneaking out of the country is not professional.
He needs to understand that there are rules governing players’ movement,” Bwana told michezoafrika.
The Ugandan international, joined Gor Mahia last year from Nairobi City Stars and was one of the strong pillars of the club’s fine performances last season. He was second top-scorer in last year’s Kenyan Premier League netting 17 goals.
Bwana has however clarified that Rama Salim had consent from the club to travel for talks to Qatar unlike Sserunkuma.
“We cannot stand in the way of our players because we want them to grow and move to bigger heights, but things must be done in a transparent, professional manner, not sneaking out like what Sserunkuma has done.” Bwana adds.
Gor Mahia are coached by former Uganda Cranes boss Bobby Williamson.
Sserunkuma apologises to Gor Mahia
But a communication from the striker on Thursday states the diminutive Ugandan player has now apologized.
In a communiqué to the club’s chairman, Sserenkuma however states that he had informed the club of his intention to travel.
“I am really sorry for any issues that have developed since my departure from Gor Mahia FC for trials. At no stage did I intentionally fail to communicate with Gor Mahia on my day of travel, the communique reads in part,” futaa.com reported.
There must have been a gap in communication along the line and I once again would like to apologize to yourself, Gor Mahia FC and the fans, it adds.
But the club is yet to issue an official statement on receipt of the apology.