PSL club explain player's sudden departure


DStv Premiership strugglers Marumo Gallants has explained how Kenyan international Ovella Ochieng departed the club without making a single appearance after a six month period.

Ochieng joined Marumo Gallants at the beginning of the season while Sebastien Migne was in charge arriving from Swedish club Vasalund IF.

Ochieng then trained with Marumo in the hope of ultimately making his debut which eventually didn’t come.

"Ochieng was released and the reason being that we didn’t get his ITC which would have then enabled us to register him. He is the only player that has left so far," says club official Rufus Matsena.

Ochieng has since joined Botswana club Township Rollers.

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Rollers announced that Ochieng has signed a one-year deal as he seeks to get his career back moving.

The 22-year-old previously played for Kariobangi FC in Kenya.

He came to Marumo at the recommendation of Migne who worked with him while he was the coach of the Kenyan national team in 2018.

Ochieng broke through into the national team as a teenager and went to form part of the squad at the 2019 AFCON finals.   

Meanwhile, Marumo’s fortunes have improved since the arrival of Dan Malesela though over 10 players have featured in less than five league games.

Marumo have moved up to eleventh even though they failed to win in all their last four league games before Christmas.

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