Gor Mahia’s CAF Champions League second round tie against Algerian side CR Belouizdad which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday has been postponed until after Christmas.

This is after the Kenyan side failed to get a plane to the North African country which has closed its airspace as one of the measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

K’Ogallo have released a statement saying the match will be played on Saturday, December 26. The Boxing Day clash will kick off at 10:45PM (Kenyan Time).

“The CAF Champions League preliminary fixture (Belouizdad v Gor Mahia) that was to be played tomorrow (Dec 23rd) in Algeria has been pushed to Dec 26th; match to kick off at 10:45pm (Kenyan time), venue remains the same,” reads the club’s statement.

In a previous interview with a local daily, Gor chairman Ambrose Rachier said the team will travel on Wednesday on Thursday.

Players on Go Slow?

However, it remains unclear if the team will travel with sources within the club claiming that the players are on go-slow over unpaid allowances.

The club’s former Organizing Secretary Judith Nyangi has been very vocal on social media, claiming that the players have not shown up for training in the past week.

Some of the club’s fans accuse Nyangi of inciting the players to avoid training over an ongoing beef with the current officials.

Captain Kenneth Muguna will not make the trip due to a rib injury he suffered in the preliminary tie against APR.

Coach Sammy Pamzo Omollo is expected to be in the dugout as Gor are yet to appoint a qualified coach.