The future of prolific midfielder Francis Kahata at Gor Mahia remains uncertain as the player sends mixed signals of his next move. According to People Daily, the player’s move to Simba FC is as good as sealed and already a personal signing fee of Kes8 million has been agreed on once his contracts runs out with his current club at the end of July.
The publication quoted a well-placed source weighing in on the imminent departure of Kahata:
“Kahata will most likely head out of the club when the season concludes. He has agitated for a move away previously and had run-ins with club officials over certain issues in the course of the concluding season. Chances of having him here are next to zero…”
Kahata has continued to downplay his next move saying he his services are available to Gor Mahia or any club that shows interest in his services at the right compensation:
“From next month I’m a free agent and I can sign for any club that shows interest but that does not mean that I don’t want to stay at Gor,” the player told Sport Pesa News.
Simba FC coach Patrick Aussem is a fan of the three time SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champion and he made his intent clear on his desire to sign the midfielder.
“I admire the player (Kahata) very much and I have been following him for a very long time now. I have watched some of his video clips while turning out for Gor Mahia in the local league and the Caf competitions and he is a complete player, who can help Simba do well next season,” the coach told Sport BC.
Current Salary of Kahata at Gor Mahia
The dependable midfielder pockets Kes140,000 per month, a figure that goes up if you factor in bonuses. However, Gor Mahia players have staged go-slows on numerous occasions over non-payment of allowances. This irked outgoing Gor chairman Ambrose Rachier who told goal.com that “Players have no rights to claim bonuses, that is a privilege extended by the employer at their own discretions to their employees. You cannot hear professional players even in Europe claiming that they cannot train because of unpaid allowances……”.
“In law, allowances are not payments that can be demanded, allowances are precisely a sign of appreciation to the players and thus they cannot use them as the pretext for not taking part in a training session.”
Pay at Simba FC
PD has put his salary at more than double what he earns at Gor. This means Kahata will pocket over Kes480,000.