Shakava returns to Gor after ending Nkana deal

Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has confirmed the club has re-signed former captain Harun Shakava on a two-year deal.

Shakava, who was recently dropped from Zambia’s Nkana Red Devils is yet to jet in to the country but Rachier confirmed the deal is done and he will be eligible to participate in continental matches should Gor advance to the CAF Confederations Cup group stage.

Defender Shakava is among three players signed by Gor including Brazilian Wilson Silva Fonseca and midfielder Abdul from Burkina Faso.

The Kenyan champions hope to complete the signings of three more players who will however only feature in the local league since the CAF window for signing players for continental assignments closed last Sunday.

Shakava left Gor in 2019 and only featured for the Zambian side for one season. Last week Nkana announced the unconditional release of Shakava and was declared a free agent.

In an interview with Citizen Digital, Shakava said he terminated the contract himself after Nkana failed to complete the payment of his sign-on fees.

“I had a two-year agreement with Nkana which I signed in 2019 and which had four months left. We had an agreement on how my fee would be paid – half during the first year and the other half in the final year – but this wasn’t honoured,” he said.

Shakava is the latest Kenyan player to leave the Red Devils after the departure of Musa Mohamed and Duncan Otieno who now feature for Lusaka Dynamos.

Gor host Zambia’s Napsa Stars on February 14 in Nairobi in the CAF Confederations group qualifiers before playing the second leg a week later in Zambia.

-Report by Milton Ochieng’ and John Kyanda 

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