Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia FC are reportedly closely monitoring APR midfielder, Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza, aka Migi.
Mugiraneza’s contract expires at the end of the season and APR are yet to engage the Amavubi Assistant captain to extend his stay at the club.
According to a source close to the Kenyan side who did not want to reveal his name because he is not allowed to speak for the club, Mugiraneza could join the club in a $20,000 (about Rwf13m) move and go on to earn $2000 (Rwf1.3m) per month.
Gor Mahia last year recruited three players from Rwanda, including Abouba Sibomana, Meddie Kagere and Burundian Karim Nizigiyimana Mackenzi.
Migi joined SC Kiyovu in 2006, and a year later, moved to APR which he has since helped to six league titles, five Peace Cup trophies and two CECAFA triumphs.
Nine APR players out of contract
Meanwhile, APR could lose nine players when their contracts expire at the end of the season.
The players include defenders Emery Bayisenge, Michel Rusheshangoga, goalkeepers Jean Claude Ndoli and Olivier Kwizera, midfielders Hegman Ngomirakiza, Eric Nsabimana and forwards Patrick Sibomana, Michel Ndahinduka and Charles Tibingana Mwesigye.
In an interview with this newspaper, APR spokesperson George Gatete said the club management will meet soon to discuss the situation
“Most of them are our key players and that is why we are keen to renew their contracts. We will have talks with them before the end of the season and, hopefully, we will reach a deal before the end of the season,” he said.