- Kenyan defender and Gor Mahia assistant Captain Joash Onyango has confirmed he has not been approached for a new contract and he is ready for another challenge when his current contract expires.
Onyango’s contract at the club expires in five months and the K’Ogalo assistant captain is now keen on making a move but has not ruled out chances of staying at his current team.
The Harambee Star defender has been consistent for the Kenyan side and has been influential both for the club and the national team.
“To be honest my contract with Gor Mahia expires in December,” Onyango revealed.
“I am ripe for another challenge; Gor Mahia has not approached me regarding my contract extension. So if any team approaches me with intentions to get my services, I will not think twice,” he continued
Rumors have strongly linked the 27-year-old to Tanzania Mainland Champions Simba SC who is desperate to replace Ivorian Pascal Wawa.
“Yes, I have heard numerous reports linking me with a move to Simba,” he stated.
“However, to date, I have not been contacted by any representative of the team. I have been reading a lot regarding the move, but nothing tangible, those are just rumors,” Onyango confirmed.
Since he signed for K’Ogalo from Western Stima in 2017, Onyango has gone to help them win back-to-back KPL titles, in the continental assignments qualified for the Caf Confederation Cup quarter-finals in the 2018/19 season.
Gor is likely to lose several senior players as their contracts set to run out and due to the financial constraints that hit the club after their main sponsor Sportpesa pulled out of Kenya.
Gor is struggling to keep their most senior players as foreign players had earlier made it clear that they will no dance for the KPL champions till their due arrears are settle and now several senior local players’ contracts are set to end soon.
The players whose contracts are set to expire include Charles Momanyi, who has been linked with a move to KCB, winger Nicholas Kipkirui and Ghanaian Jackson Owusu.