Kenya international defender Eric 'Marcelo' Ouma during a past Kenyan Premier League match for Gor Mahia. FILE PHOTOKenya international defender Eric 'Marcelo' Ouma during a past Kenyan Premier League match for Gor Mahia. FILE PHOTO
By DAVID KWALIMWA

Having missed out on a lucrative move to Iran in January, Kenya international defender Eric ‘Marcelo’ Ouma is now on the verge of completing a transfer to Albania.

Nairobi News is reliably informed that Ouma, who made his name at Gor Mahia in 2016, is closing in on a move to Albanian club FK Tirana.

The only hindrance as things stand, is that the player cannot be registered as the second tier club has filled out its quota of foreign based players.

Thus, it is widely expected that he will sign for Tirana and then be loaned to a top flight club for atleast six months.

NEGOTIATING DEAL

At Tirana, Ouma who turned out for Georgian top tier club Kolkheti Poti in 2017, will link up with former Gor Mahia coach Jose Marcelo Ferreika aka Ze Maria, plus compatriots Musa Mohammed and Kenneth Muguna.

It is meanwhile not clear why Ouma opted against moving to Pars Club Jonoubi in Iran where he had been promised Sh1 million salary and bonuses totalling Sh500,000 each month.

The left back, who has since lost his place in the national team to Aboud Omar, is said to have spent the entire festive season in Asia negotiating the deal that he later turned down in favour of remaining in Eastern Europe.

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