Juma Balinya’s signature remains one of the most sought after at least around East Africa, having unceremoniously left Tanzanian giants Yanga Africans due to financial disagreements. The hunt is on for another club.
Since his release, there has been all sorts of speculation about his next move, but if the ongoing rife talks with Kenyan giants Gor Mahia are anything to go by, then the Kenyan Premier League could be Balinya’s next home.
Even though terms haven’t been agreed, sources at K’Ogalo that prefer anonymity have indicated the green army has made it a priority to sign last season’s Uganda Premier League top scorer.
“Gor is serious about the player, they believe he will be a good addition to the squad if the deal goes through” a source that preferred anonymity revealed.
With Ivorian striker Gislain Yikpe Gnamien defecting the club for Balinya’s former club Yanga FC, it leaves Gor Mahia with a huge gap to feel especially in attack, with only Ghanaian forward Francis Afriyie available, while Nicholas Kipkirui has just returned from a long injury lay-off.
Signing a forward remains K’Ogalo coach Steven Polack’s major transfer goal ahead of the KPL’s second round.
Gor Mahia sit top of the KPL on 31 points one clear of Tusker after 13 games played. K’Ogalo have won a record 18 league titles claiming the last three on the bounce.