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Head coach Steven Pollack takes a break from Gor Mahia duties

Last updated 15 days ago | By Waweru Titus

K'Ogalo head coach Steven Pollack. [Photo: Gor Mahia]

Perennial Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia have confirmed head coach Steven Pollack has gone back to Finland for a 10-day holiday.

Gor’s vice chairman Francis Wasuna said Pollack requested for the holiday ahead of the much-anticipated resumption of sporting activities in the country.

“Pollack will be hitting the run-way tonight to Finland for a 10-day.

“The coach (Pollack) requested for some days off and we gave him 10 days and he will be travelling tonight to Finland,” Wasuna said in a statement on Friday.

The vice-chairman, however, pointed out Pollack is expected back in Kenya after the stated days unless the plot is interfered with by quarantine programs where an extension will be needed.

 “The plan is to have him (Pollack) back after 10 days but we are not sure of any quarantine programs the other end.

“If it happens and his 10 days are interfered with, then an extension of his stay in Finland might be necessary,” Wasuna stated.

The football season is back and with it, the ever buzzing transfer window.

During this period, football clubs all over the world are allowed to transfer, exchange, or release players, either at an agreed fee or for free, depending on a player’s contract situation.

The Kenyan Premier League is no exception. With the 2019/20 season disrupted by Covid-19, clubs in Kenya are looking to strengthen their squads ahead of the season.

Gor Mahia FC celebrate after being handed the 2018/19 SportPesa Premier League (SPL) trophy after a 1-1 draw against Posta Rangers FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday, May 25, 2019. [Photo: Courtesy]

K'Ogalo and Wazito Football Club have been the most active, signing players who impressed for rivals in the previous season.

The new 11 signings K’Ogalo have made so far:

John Macharia: Winger from FC Kolkheti in Georgia

Andrew 'Roma' Juma: Defender from Mathare United

Sydney Ochieng': Midfielder from Western Stima

Levis Opiyo: Goalkeeper from Nairobi City Stars

Bertrand Konfor: Midfielder from Al Mudhabi in Oman

Samuel Njau: Goalkeeper from Western Stima 

Benson Omalla: Forward from Western Stima

Kennedy Owino: Defender from Western Stima

Andrew Masilero: Defender from African Warriors FC 

Kelvin Wesonga: Defender from Western Stima 

Tito Okello: Striker from Vipers SC (Uganda)

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