By ADONGO Moses
Former Gor Mahia midfielder Rama Salim jetted back to the country from South Africa after failing trials with Amazulu FC and Bloemfontein Celtic. Rama who saw his contract run out in Gor Mahia after declining to get into extension talks, had remained clubless and moved to the south of the continent with a hope of plying his trades in the south coast of Africa.
However, he may as well move to his former club after K’Ogalo opened the door for his return. Speaking to Goal.com, K’Ogalo deputy Secretary General Ronald Ngala revealed that they have never had issues with the player and though he cannot play for them now, they would still not mind having him back in the squad.
Salim is faced with the prospects of staying idle for six months if nothing comes up for him soon. However with Ngala’s revelation, Rama stands a chance to join, in training, his former side that jets back to the country today after bowing out of the2014 CECAFA Kagame tourney. The Kenya defending champions are out of the regional tourney after a dismal performance that left them at the bottom of Group B after games.
The Kenya representatives in the 16 day tournament registered a two all draw against both Rwanda’s APR FC and Djibouti’s Telecom at the Kigali Regional Stadium Nyamirambo on Friday and Sunday respectively. The results sent Gor crashing out of the tournament, which had attracted 14 clubs from 11 countries, after amassing just two points in their four matches including a 2-1 loss to Uganda’s KCCA and a shocking 1-0 loss to Burundi’s Atletico.
Louis Van Gaal failed to usher in the bright new era expected at United on Saturday, watching in frustration as the team opened the season with a home loss for the first time in 42 years. The 20 time champions slumped to a shocking 2-1 loss against Swansea City in the first game of the league.
Arsenal snatched late opening day win over Crystal Palace after an injury time goal from Aaron Ramsey got the better of Palace and secured a closely fought 2-1 victory of the opening day of the 2014 EPL season. In other games played, Eric Diers scored in the 90th minute to hand Tottenham a narrow 1-0 win over London rivals West Ham. Hull city won away from home at newly promoted QPR thanks to a solitary goal from James Chester. A single Andreas Weiman goal was also enough to give Aston Vila victory over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium while Sunderland and West Brom drew 2-2 as did newly promoted Leicester City and Everton.
Daniel Sturridge earned Liverpool three points with a late goal as they recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win over Southampton. The England striker saved the day with a predatory finish from four yards with just 11 minutes to play. Manchester City kicked off their season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Newcastle. Chelsea travel to Burnley today to kick off their season campaign.