Harambee Stars defender Musa Mohammed (left) dribbles past Zanzibar Ibrahim Hamad during the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in December 2017. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO Harambee Stars defender Musa Mohammed (left) dribbles past Zanzibar Ibrahim Hamad during the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in December 2017. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO
By NAHASHON MUSUNGU

Kenya international defender Musa Mohammed is in talks with Sudanese club Al Khartoum over a possible transfer, Nairobi News has reliably established.

The former Gor Mahia skipper is currently in Nairobi as a free agent after his two-year contract was terminated by Albanian club FK Tirana.

Regarding his premature departure from Tirana, the 26-year-old player has claimed that the club failed to meet the financial requirements in his contract contrary to the club’s position that he was unsettled.

“The Sudan challenge looks exciting for him, but Al Khartoum are not the only team interested,” a source told Nairobi News.

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“He is a big player from the region. Remember he captained Kenya to victory at the Cecafa Challenge Cup in 2017 and has also won several league titles in Kenya. Whichever team signs him will have improved the quality of their defence,” the source added.

There have also been speculations of a possible return to his old club K’Ogalo, although coach Dylan Kerr is said not to be too keen on a reunion with the center back who can also play at right back.

Instead, the English coach is reported to be keen on bolstering his squad with an additional striker ahead of the Caf Confederation Cup group stage matches against Rayon Sport, Yanga and USM Algiers.

Kariobangi Sharks forward Eric Kapaito has been mentioned in this regard.

Al Khartoum are currently placed fourth in the Sudan league behind Al Hilal Omudurman, El Merreikh and Al Hilal Obeid in that order.

The club was once home to another Kenyan footballer – Anthony Akumu – who currently plies his trade at Zesco United in Zambia.