Gor Mahia defender Godfrey Walusimbi travelled to South Africa to meet Kaizer Chiefs after the club tapped him up, according to the Kenyan giants’ chairman Ambrose Rachier.
The instrumental left-sided defender, who featured for Uganda at the 2017 African Cup of Nations, travelled to South Africa on Thursday to discuss a move to the South African giants.
“Let it be known that Walusimbi made it to South Africa to meet Kaizer Chiefs without the club’s permission or notifying the club on his travel intentions,” Gor chairman Rachier began, as per the club’s media team.
“It’s unfortunate that a player can just decide on his own to travel to engage another club without our knowledge.
“I got an alert from someone that he was travelling and the next thing was a call from Kaizer Chiefs chairman apologising for that step and requesting if we could talk on a possible move,” Rachier added.
“I declined to discuss anything and told the Chiefs chairman that l would hold a meeting with my EC then we will know what step to take,” he continued.
“What Walusimbi did was wrong. Kaizer Chiefs too did something wrong because that’s player tapping which is against stipulated rules, yet the player has a running contract,” he explained. “There are clear and accepted procedures if they wanted the player.”
Gor Mahia FC coach Dylan Kerr, whose team comfortably lead the Kenya Premier League table and are on the verge of qualifying for the quarter finals of the CAF Confederation Cup, has expressed his displeasure at the defender’s acts.
“It is not good a for top player like Walusimbi to simply disappear like that,” Kerr told KweséESPN. “I am really disappointed with him.”
Walusimbi joined Gor Mahia in 2014 from Uganda’s SC Villa, but refused to feature for the club for five weeks earlier this year amidst a contractual disagreement.
The defender subsequently renegotiated his deal before featuring in several league and Confederation Cup games.
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