Gor Mahia can finally breathe a sigh of relief after FIFA via its senior judicial body’s manager Jorge Horrero lifted the transfer ban imposed on the club for the past two years.
Kogalo was slapped with a transfer ban for violating contractual terms with foreign players- Congolese forward Sando Sando Yangayay, Malian goalkeeper Adama Keita, former coach Steven Polack, Ghanaian midfielder Jackson Owusu, and Tanzanian midfielder Dickson Ambundo.
The above players sued the 19-FKF-PL champions to the world football governing body (FIFA). For the ban to be lifted, the club had to dig deep in its pockets to compensate the former players.
This news comes in handy since the club’s squad was getting thinner which forced the head coach Jonathan McKinstry to turn to the Youth players from the academy.
The removal of the ban allows Enock Wanyama, Sylvester Owino, the Ugandan combination of Shafiq Kagimu and Patrick Kaddu, and Rwandese defender Emery Bayisenge to register for Gor Mahia.