In a long statement sent to the club’s official fans WhatsApp group,under fire Gor Mahia Secretary General Ben Omondi has distanced himself from allegations of money exchanging hands in the case involving Ugandan left back Godfrey Walusimbi and Kaizer Chiefs .
The SG in his statement noted that Walusimbi’s contract runs until 22nd January 2020 and if he was to move then South African giants Kaizer Chiefs should have made a formal request
The clubs fans page in the social media circle were up in arms accusing some the members of the executive of sneaking out star players for their own benefit .
The statement obtained by sokafrika.com reads
Most of our players are tired into long contract with the club. As such Walusimbi’s contact with Gor Mahia is running till 22nd January 2020. This means the player still have one and half years remaining with the club.
In the event that Walusimbi or any current Gor Mahia player was to move clubs then both clubs ought to have engaged in favour of the player to agree on terms and procedures including the involvement of federations Transfer Matching Systems just like other transfers have been handled previously.
We all know that our transfer window ended in June 30th , 2018 and the new window is due to open on 1st December, 2018. So Walusimbi is still our player, as a matter of fact the coach planned our last match against posta rangers with his name in the lineup but he was conspicuous missing at the time of the match played on Friday 10th, at Kisumu stadium.
Under the circumstances, I could only conclude that the player decided to abscond duty without notifying or seeking permission from the clubs management which is wrong by all standard.
So far the clubs chairman has received unsolicited phones calls and text messages from Kaizer chief based in South Africa seeking apologies and at the same time requesting to dialogue regarding Walusimbis’ possible move and further for the club to approve the deal.
This is very unprofessional , disrespectful and can only amount to tapping of a player. It’s out of those phone calls that we came to know of Walusimbis travel to South Africa.
The chairman has since declined to discuss anything till an Executive Committee Meeting is held to agree on the next cause of action.
One thing for sure, If the said club in South Africa decides to do anything with the player during his absenteeism which is contrary to the terms of contact and without the consent of Gor Mahia leadership then stan actions will be applied guided by stipulated competitive football rules.
It is my hope that this statement exonerates our Chairman’s names and that of the CEO from un-profound allegations of having pocketed Kshs. 20,000,000 million from Walusimbis Transfer.