Confusion as midfielder returns to Rwanda after receiving money from K'Ogalo

Confusion as midfielder returns to Rwanda after receiving money from K'Ogalo, Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

Rwandan midfielder Djable Imanishimwe has joined Rwandan military outfit, Armée Patriotique Rwandaise (APR) despite earlier reports indicating that had struck a deal with Gor Mahia.

On Sunday, June 30, Rayon, via a tweet announced that they had reached an agreement with Gor Mahia over the transfer of the 21-year old who is viewed as Francis Kahata’s replacement.

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“We have reached an agreement for the transfer of Djabel Imanishimwe to @GormahiaLive We would like to wish Our Captain Djabel well as we say a fond goodbye,” the club tweeted.

However, in a shocking twist of events, the diminutive midfielder would later be pictured training with Rayon’s arch rivals’ APR in readiness for the Cecafa Kagame Cup that kicks off on Friday, July 5, in Kigali, Rwanda.

It has also emerged that Gor Mahia CEO Lordvick Aduda had already paid the player Ksh. 900,000 as part of his signing fee.

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The amount was part of KSh 3 million that the KPL champions would pay for the services of the 21-year old.

It remains unclear what action the Kenyan Premier League giants will take to recover the money they paid for the player.

This is the second time the player has turned down a switch to a Kenyan club in unclear circumstances.

In 2016, AFC Leopards were in for his services but the player turned down Ingwe in the last minutes of talks.

Story by Kevin Kimutai, correspondent.

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