Peter Lwasa Leaves Gor Mahia – Another FIFA Ban Looming?

Peter Lwasa’s somewhat unexpected departure from Gor Mahia has left the club’s fans shocked, and others so worried.

“I have officially parted ways with Gor Mahia FC the forward confirmed on Thursday via his Facebook page.

“It hasn’t been easy, but I think we reached new heights on everything!” The Ugandan player added.

The K’Ogalo faithful are now trying to figure out the exact reason why such an important player of their team could be leaving at a time like this, when they’re facing alot of trouble regarding ‘contractual issues’ with foreign players.

Apparently, Gor were last month kicked out of the CAF Champions League for delaying to pay dues, totaling over Ksh7 million, they owed foreign ex-players Sando Yangayay, Adama Keita and Jules Ulimwengu.

Yangayay was initially among the players that led to Gor’s transfer ban in 2021 when K’Ogalo were banned for fielding newly-signed players that included him, alongside Dennis Ng’ang’a and Peter Lwasa in a cup game against Tusker FC yet they had not cleared money owned to former players Shafiq Batambuze and Dickson Ambundo as well as ex-coach Steve Polack.

Lwasa has had quite a decent time at Gor, since joining the team some two years ago from another Kenya Premier League side Kariobangi Sharks in 2021.

The striker has scored some important goals for the Kenyan giants. He was also on the scoresheet as Gor Mahia, coached by former Cranes coach Johnathan Mckinstry rallied from a goal down to thrash Nairobi City Stars 4-1 at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani to secure a record-extending 20th league title.

For others, it is very easy for them to believe that Lwasa left the club in bad terms. Meanwhile, the player sent a special goodbye note to the club, the players and the fans;

“To the fans, I can’t find good words to express my appreciation for the support your gave the team, however, big up buddies! I wish the club the best ahead. Have a great time.”

The club is yet to say anything about the situation, but The-SportsNation understands that the player simply left the club because his two year contract ended, and they didn’t agree on terms to renew. Besides, the head coach might have been looking at new other options as alternatives.

The K’Ogalo fanatics, like former title-winning player Ronald Okoth expected that the club would ensure to keep the Ugandan forward, whose contribution at the club he described as remarkable.

Okoth, who was part of the Gor Mahia squad that clinched the league title in 2013, holds Lwasa in high regard and considers him one of the finest foreign players he has ever had the privilege to play alongside, during his career back then at Sofapaka.

According to him, Lwasa’s commendable performances on the pitch warranted him a three-year contract extension.

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