Walusimbi returns to the fold after long layoff at Gor Mahia
Gor Mahia defender Godfrey Walusimbi has won the battle to have his outstanding arrears cleared in full by the club.
The Uganda international defender resumed training on Friday after 40 days of boycott.
During this period, he stayed away from training and competing in matches, vowing not to return until the arrears, amounting to Sh1 million, are cleared in full.
“I cannot get back to training unless he (club chairman Ambrose Rachier) pays me. I gave him time, if he can’t pay then let him give me a release letter,” the player vowed.
On Friday, however, the club confirmed that the impasse had finally been amicably settled.
“We have paid him everything and he’s now training. That matter is also resolved and we will not be pursuing it any further. We won’t punish him,” the club’s assistant secretary general Ronald Ngala told Nairobi News.
According to sources, to pin down the management, the left footed player relied on a clause that effectively made him a free agent in the event that the club defaulted on these payments.
Despite his absence, K’Ogalo have remained unbeaten in the league and qualified for the group stage of the Caf Confederation Cup after defeating South Africa’s SuperSport United in the competition’s play-off.
The former Don Bosco (DR Congo) player is expected to feature in the club’s next league assignment against Mathare United on Sunday.