Two Uganda Cranes internationals, Khalid Aucho and Godfrey Walusimbi have been named among the players for the Kenya Premier League side, Gor Mahia Football Club.

The reigning KPL champions, seeking for a 4th straight league crown released their official squad on Monday.

Aucho has one year left on his contract whilst Walusimbi penned a contract extension to extinguish rumours in the corridors about his decision to leave to the historic club.

Rwandese captain who was part of the Amavubi CHAN 2016 team, Jacques Tuyisenge joins the team from Police FC.

Other new signings are Jacob Keli (from Zambian giants Nkana Red Devils) Francis Kahata (free agent) and Kenyan international Jackson Saleh.


Ugandan born Rwandese striker, Meddie Kagere, goalkeeper David Juma, Cameroonian Simon Pierre, striker Timothy Otieno (loaned to Posta Rangers) are the exitees.

Also on his way out is the current Kenya Premier League most valuable player Michael Olunga who is on trials with Swedish Club Djurgaardens.

Pre-Season Friendlies:

Gor Mahia drew one all with Western Stima and beat St George in a high profile build up weeks ago.

They travel to Uganda to play local giants SC Villa on Wednesday 3rd at the Nakivubo stadium before flying to Mombasa for the Opening DSTV curtain raiser clash against Mombasa’s Bandari at the Mombasa City Stadium on Saturday.

They begin their title defence on Wednesday 17th February away at Chemelil at Kisumu’s Moi Stadium

Gor Mahia Team:

Goalkeepers: Fredrick Onyango, Bonface Oluoch, Gradus Ochieng, Sammy Okinda.

Defenders: Musa Mohammed, Harun Shakava, Abouba Sibomana, Karim Nizigiyimana, Bernard Odhiambo, Jackson Saleh, Luke Ochieng, Godfrey Walusimbi.

Midfielders: Collins Okoth, Eric Ochieng, Khalid Aucho, Ronald Omino, Ali Abondo, Innocent Wafula, Eric Ouma, Amos Nondi, Edmond Murai, Francis Kahata, James Ogada, Ernest Wendo.

Strikers: Jacob Keli, George Odhiambo, Enock Agwanda, Jacques Tuyisenge.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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