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Gor denies Omondi is hunting for a job

Gor Mahia secretary general Chris Omondi has refuted reports linking midfielder Kevin Omondi with a potential move to South African Premier League side Ajax Cape Town.

The national team Harambee Stars player was said to be on his way to South Africa Town for trials, according to reports on social media.

“I am not aware of this. If it is true, Kevin must use the official channels. We have not received any communication so it is business as usual. He has been training with the team,” said Omondi.

 On loan

Kevin is on loan at Gor Mahia from the Friends Inter Sports Academy (Fisa) since 2010. Last year, he was a cog in the team that secured the club’s first Kenyan Premier League title in 18 years.

In the recent past, South African clubs have expressed interest in Kenyan players. Omondi’s teammate Musa Mohammed and AFC Leopards’ forward Paul Were attended trials at University of Pretoria and Bidvest Wits in the last two months.

Another player, Thika United’s Moses Odhiambo is on the radar of South Africa’s first division side Blackburn Rovers.

 Key players

Two other Kenyans, Sanlam Santos’ Brian Mandela and Salt River Blackpool’s David Gateri are enjoying their time in South Africa, having become key members of their clubs.

Kevin is widely expected to be part of the Gor Mahia squad that will play Thika United in the KPL Top 8 quarter-finals on Sunday. The match, initially slated for Moi Stadium in Kisumu, was earlier this week moved to the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Security has been boosted, with 80 police officers, 20 County Inspectorate officers and four dog handlers expected to ensure safety.

KCB and Ulinzi will battle for a place in the semi-finals tomorrow at the same venue.

The four clubs will be seeking to join AFC Leopards and Tusker, who went through a fortnight ago.

Leopards beat Mathare United 1-0, while Tusker hit Sofapaka 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at full-time.

The Top Eight semi-finals will be a two-leg affair.