After recapturing pint-sized marksman Danny Sserunkuma from Simba SC, 14-time Kenya Premier League winners Gor Mahia are on course to bring back yet another prodigal son, Rama Salim.
The club’s Chairman, Ambrose Rachier, has confirmed that the 2011 KPL Young Player of the Year will return to the club before the second half of the season begins in June, the same period Sserunkuma’s homecoming is expected.
“Gor Mahia will sign both Rama Salim and Sserunkuma. The two will be part of the squad from beginning of June,” Rachier reportedly said.
The Congo JMJ United academy graduate left Kogalo in 2012 for a loan spell at Qatar second tier side Al-Marhikya SC, a move which failed to materialize after he was banned for gross misconduct.
He returned to Gor Mahia at the beginning of last season singing a six-month contract but left midway to join Tanzania outfit Coastal Union where he scored 7 goals as his side finished 5th in the Tanzanian Premier League.
Capped seven times for the Harambee Stars, the diminutive winger-cum-forward however made it clear to his employers that he wished to move on.
His former boss Zdravko Logarusic, now at AFC Leopards and who together with Rama came close to winning the 2012 KPL title at Gor Mahia was reportedly keen to reconnect with the forward who instead preferred a move to the log leaders.
Sserukuma and Rama Salim were instrumental for Gor Mahia three seasons ago as they came close to winning two titles but lost out to Tusker. While the Ugandan stayed and won two consecutive KPL gongs, Rama moved on.
With Gor Mahia currently leading the standings with 9-points and looking relentless in their third title surge, Rama will fancy himself finally getting a KPL winners medal at the end of the season.
However, the big question is, where and how will he fit given how blessed the 14-time champions are in their attack.
Ali Abondo, Michael Olunga, Meddie Kagere, Dan Sserunkuma and Rama Salim, too dangerous on paper.