Record 15-time league champions Gor Mahia FC have laid a statement of intent by signing 14 new players for the new season.
Kogalo have bolstered their squad with youthful signings as they aim to retain the league crown which they lost last season to Tusker FC.
The new signings include 2016 KPL Most Valuable Player (MVP) Kenneth Muguna and one time Rwanda national team (Amavubi) captain Jean-Baptiste Mugiraneza signed from Tanzanian outfit Azam, former AFC Leopards forward John Ndirangu and rookie defender Teddy Osok from the K’Ogalo’s youth team.
However, the curtains finally fell on veteran goalkeeper and captain Fredrick Onyango's career after an illustrious nine years at the club after he announced his retirement.
Vincent Ouma (Shofco FC), Mohammed Maqbul (Gunners FC), Fredrick Odhiambo (Mathare United), Oliver Maloba, (Nairobi City Stars), Teddy Osok (Gor Academy), Jeckonia Uyoga (Technical University), Shaban Odhoji (Ushuru) Mike Simiyu (Muhoroni Youth), Philemon Otieno (Ushuru), Joash Onyango (Western Stima), Kenneth Muguna (Western Stima), John Ndirangu (AFC Leopards), Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza (Azam) and Alpha Onyango (Gor Mahia Youth).
During the unveiling in Nairobi, Club chairman Ambrose Rachier asked them to remain loyal and dedicated to the club.
“Gor Mahia is a good club that is loved by many and we shall make sure that you get the necessary support. I urge you to work hard because the standards keep rising and we have to match up to expectations,” he said.
The unveiling of the new players coincided with the launch of a partnership with Goma Lotto, a mobile-based lottery firm.
Goma Lotto has made several pledges aimed at improving the welfare of players and club officials.
The new partners will provide insurance to the players, set up an academy, buy a new bus, build a clubhouse and ultimately construct an ultramodern stadium for the team.