Gor Mahia are running out of time ahead of their trip to Rwanda for a CAF Champions League match against APR.
The team is yet to leave for Kigali despite there being less than 48 hours before the match kick off. Rwanda authorities demand a 24-hour mandatory quarantine for all visitors.
Gor are therefore supposed to be in the country not only in time for quarantine but also undergo COVID-19 tests.
K’ogallo team manager Jolawi Abondo said the team will leave Nairobi on Friday morning. He was however, non commital on how they plan to abide by the COVID-19 requirements.
Sports Plug understands that the club’s request to CAF for the match to be postponed until Sunday was not succesful.
“It is better we be in Rwanda and plead our case instead of being in the country yet their government is very strict on health protocols that insist on coronavirus test and 24-hour quarantine. We hope we will play this match even if kick-off is delayed,” Gor CEO Ray Oruo told Daily Nation.
It has also emerged that the club has not managed to secure tickets for all the traveling contigent. Only 22 tickets, for the players and technical bench, are available. They were still looking for tickets for club officials by Thursday evening.
A section of players have also threatened to boycott the match if their salaries are not paid. Some players went to club chairman Ambrose Rachier’s office to demand for their pay after Thursday’s training session.
“We hope we shall have our pay in full otherwise I can’t go to Rwanda and leave my family without food,” an anonymous player told Nation.
Things have never been this rough for Kenya’s most prestigious league club.