FORMER Express striker Samson Jakesh is a major boost for defending champions Rayon Sports following his return to Nyanza-based camp after the club sorted out his unpaid recruitment fee plea yesterday.
The club Secretary General Olivier Gakwaya said on Thursday, “We expect to Jakesh to train with the team today evening (Wednesday). We are sorting out his issue as soon as he gets back to Nyanza,”
Jakesh, has been on strike and refused to either train or play for the Rwandan champions until the club settles the unpaid balance of Rwf1 million on his transfer fee.
He had initially been given Rwf3 million and according to Murenzi, he was promised to be given the balance in December.
However, the club chairman, who also doubles as the Mayor of Nyanza District Abdallah Murenzi said last week that he was shocked by the behavior of the Ugandan striker whom he said shouldn’t be the one claiming the money instead of his manager Mujib Kasule.
But Jakesh’s return to the club will be good news for coach Didier Goems da Rosa who is busy preparing for Saturday’s crucial match against arch rivals APR in the eighth round of the Turbo King Football league.
This will be their maiden clash of the 2013/14 league season which Rayon Sports is seeking to retain after ending a seven-year title drought last season.
Jakeshi will try to fill the void created by another striker Papy Kamanzi who deserted the club back to his native country, DR Congo where he is reported to be nursing a knee injury sustained mid last month.