Rayon Sports duo in Kenya ahead of Gor Mahia move

Rayon Sports pair of left back Abouba Sibomana and right back Karim Nizigiyimana are in advanced talks with Kenyan giants Gor Mahia ahead of a proposed move this month.
they Want out: Rayon Sports right back Karim Nizigiyimana, populary known as Makenzie (L), and defender Abouba Sibomana (R) are some of the players looking to leave the club. (Timothy Kisambira)
they Want out: Rayon Sports right back Karim Nizigiyimana, populary known as Makenzie (L), and defender Abouba Sibomana (R) are some of the players looking to leave the club. (Timothy Kisambira)

Rayon Sports pair of left back Abouba Sibomana and right back Karim Nizigiyimana are in advanced talks with Kenyan giants Gor Mahia ahead of a proposed move this month.

The dependable duo is in Nairobi to complete permanent moves following inquiries made by Gor Mahia last year after an exodus of players like David Owino who signed for Zesco United of Zambia nine days ago.

In an exclusive interview with Times Sport, Nizigiyimana confirmed that, “It is true that I am in Nairobi. I want to convince Gor Mahia to allow me join at the end of the National Football League in Rwanda.”

The Kenyan Premier League commences next month and Gor Mahia head coach Frank Nutall who has been offered a two-year contract will be hoping to help guide the club to a third consecutive league title and a record 15th as well as an improved performance in the Caf Champions League.

Asked whether Gor Mahia has finalised a deal for the Rayon Sport defenders, He said, “We are always looking for good players.”

The 25-year-old Sibomana, who has represented the Rwanda national football team since 2010 is a dependable player for the Nyanza-based side but has failed to attend training consistently in the last one month.

Rayon Sports spokesman Aime Emmanuel Niyomusabye said, “Players are currently on a break until Friday and as far as we are concerned they can go wherever they want to go.

Nevertheless, we have not given Abouba Sibomana and Karim Nizigiyimana permission to talk to other clubs.”

“However, if players want to leave Rayon Sports, we do not have a problem with that as long as they go through the proper channels. Players come and go and if they leave, we shall replace them with others who will be willing to join our club,” explained Niyomusabye.

Rayon Sports is currently fourth on the table standings with 21 points from 13 games at the end of first round, 11 behind archrivals and table leaders APR who are five clear of second placed AS Kigali.

The Blues have endured a traumatizing seven-game winless streak since head coach Andy Magloire Mfutila took over in November and a financial crisis has made matters worse forcing Sibomana, Nizigiyimana and assistant Faustin Usengimana to begin talks with foreign clubs especially in Kenya.

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