Ex-Leopards forward Jacob Keli on the verge of joining Gor Mahia

Friday January 8 2016

Harambee Stars striker Jacob Keli celebrates his goal against Uganda Cranes in their Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup Group ‘B’ match on November 22, 2015 at the National Stadium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. PHOTO | STAFFORD ONDEGO |

Harambee Stars striker Jacob Keli celebrates his goal against Uganda Cranes in their Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup Group ‘B’ match on November 22, 2015 at the National Stadium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. PHOTO | STAFFORD ONDEGO |  

By DAVID KWALIMWA
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Gor Mahia are on the verge of acquiring the services of Kenya international forward Jacob Keli.

The deal is however subject to completion of paperwork, as the former AFC Leopards and KCB player has to be formally released by his Zambia club Nkana FC.

The duration of the deal and terms of contract are yet to be made public, but the Kenyan international says he is targeting to score at least 15 league goals this season.

Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier confirmed the move.

"He will be one of our main attackers this season. We have worked hard to get him because the technical bench believe in him so much," Rachier said.

"I didn't have many opportunities to prove my worth in Zambia. I am yearning to play and score goals for Gor Mahia," Keli told Daily Nation Sport.

Gor Mahia beat another Kenyan team Bandari FC to the tape in acquiring Keli' signature.

Keli, who was named KPL's best player in 2013, is expected to replace Rwandan Meddie Kagere and is in line to make his debut at a pre-season tournament in Adidas Ababa, Ethiopia next week.