Kenyan giants Gor Mahia have been hit by yet another crisis, after players downed their tools and refused to train, ahead of this weeks CAF Champions League match against APR of Rwanda.
According to reliable sources, the playing unit has not trained for the past week over unpaid salaries.
K’ogallo Secretary General Sam Ochola admitted to a local daily that they have been unable to pay last month’s salaries over lack of funds. He said they are at advanced stages in looking for a ‘sponsor’ and will be able to pay the players before the team leaves for Kigali.
“It is true the players have been on a go slow. We haven’t paid them one month salary because we don’t have money. But we are expecting to get in the coming week and settle their salary before travelling to Kigali,” Ochola told the Standard.
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He said the club is looking for a non-betting sponsor who may come on board by January next year.
This is just the latest shortback that has befallen the club in recent times.
Gor bizarely announced on Sunday that Posta Rangers Manager Sammy Pamzo Omollo will be in charge of the club’s Continental assignments after CAF declared Roberto Oliveira unfit to sit on the bench for its matches.
FKF has also omitted Gor Mahia from its mandatory COVID-19 testing for clubs ahead of the new season, which starts this weekend. The club and the federation have failed to reach an agreement over revenue sharing and how the general management of the new-look league.
Until now, it remains unclear, if Gor Mahia and four other clubs will be part of the FKF Premier League.