Gor Mahia targets Opiyo and Okumu

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Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants Gor Mahia are set to sign experienced goalkeeper Levis Opiyo and full-back Kevin Okumu.

The K’Ogalo are aiming to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2020/21 season where they will participate in the Caf Champions League.

Opiyo and right-back Okumu are currently in the books of the newly-promoted side Nairobi City Stars.

The two were key as the Nairobi club conquered the National Super League (NSL) and were declared champions when the season was cancelled.

Levis Opiyo to replace Robert Mapigano at Gor Mahia

Levis Opiyo is expected to replace Robert Mapigano, whose future at Gor Mahia remains largely unknown.

This is due to the financial turmoil the club underwent in the 2019/20 season.

Mapigano was among the foreign players who arrived at Gor Mahia before the previous season began.

Should the experienced Opiyo sign for K’Ogalo, he would fight for starting places with veteran Boniface Oluoch.

Who is Levis Opiyo

Levis Opiyo played for many local clubs including Posta Rangers, Thika United, Sofapaka and Mathare United.

Others are Mahakama FC, Western Stima, and Vihiga United.

He made his name at Thika United where he worked with goalkeepers Lukas Indeche, Zamu Adisa and Joel Bataro.

Meanwhile, Okumu’s arrival would mean more competition in the full-back department that was greatly affected by injuries over the last 12 month.

Wellington Ochieng, Shafiq Batambuze and Philemon Otieno were out for the better part of the 2019/20 season due to injuries.

In their absence, coach Steven Polack depended on Michael Apudo and Geoffrey Ochieng.

Gor Mahia have always signed experienced full-backs who went on to make their names in those positions.

Ugandan Geoffrey Walusimbi became a regular figure at left-back while Karim Nizigiyiman of Burundi dominated the right-back position before both left.

Gor Mahia have not been linked with many players so far even though some of their key stars have indicated they might leave.

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