- The 28-years-old Kenyan international player Musa Mohammed exclusively details how Gor Mahia shaped his incredible route to becoming a professional stint with Zambia’s Nkana Red Devils
Former Gor Mahia captain was part of the squad for 10 years, nine of which he was the team captain.
“Gor Mahia is a big team with a huge number of fans who are always pushing you to perform better day by day. If you have played for Gor Mahia, you can play for any club anywhere,” he said.
The Kenyan international points out how poor management of Kenyan football bring in the difference. From his experience, Nkana takes into consideration the players’ welfare is generally managed professionally compared to the Kenyan counterpart.
“The fact is, it is much better playing here in Zambia. The club officials treat players well and everything that you have agreed on, a player is given. In other words, everything is run and managed in a professional manner compared to Gor Mahia.” he stated.
Embedding into a new side is never an easy task but Mohammed’s transition has appeared to be seamless.
“It was easy for me. Before traveling to Zambia, I had been in touch with a number of Kenyan players and they gave me advice on what to expect. By the time I got there, it was easy to settle in quickly,” he said.
Mohammed, who made the matchday squad for Harambee Stars in last year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt was impressed by the team’s preparation including a high-level training camp in France. The bonuses received also inspired him.
“It has left me with a desire to want to go back to the competition next time. The planning for all the matches were excellent and standing toe-to-toe with established players in the tournament was a big plus for most of us.” Explained Mohammed.
“I have never received such kind of money while playing for Harambee Stars. It has never happened before and it remains such a big motivation for us to want to go back to the tournament.” He added.
His wish is for the management to keep getting better and he remains committed to the Kenyan national team.