Burundian defender Karim Nizigiyimana has parted ways with reigning Kenya premier league (KPL) champions Gor Mahia for the team to meet the foreign quota ahead of the 2018/19 season.
The 17 time KPL champions will be working their way to abide by Kenyan football rules that require clubs to register a maximum of five.
Nizigiyimana’s exit means Gor now has five foreigners namely Rwandese Jacques Tuyisenge, Burundian Francis Mustafa, Ugandans Shafik Batambuze and Erisa Ssekisambu as well as Ivorian striker Ephrem Guikan.
Nizigiyimana, whose contract was set to expire in January, joined Gor Mahia in 2015 and leaves after four seasons where he won three league titles with K’Ogalo.
Kenyan international Philemon Otieno, Wellington Ochieng’ and Innocent Wafula remain as the options available at right back.
Nizigiyimana took the SPL with a storm in his debut season where he walked straight into Frank Nuttall’s first eleven as Gor Mahia clinched their third title in a row.
The right back, alongside Rwandese left back Abouba Sibomana, introduced a new brand of attacking football in Kenyan football where the fullbacks formed an integral part of attack.