Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay’s leave continues to be one of the major talking points across football circles in the country.
A number of Gor Mahia fans have hinted that the coach might be on his way out of the club and as such, the search for a new tactician should be initiated.
Well, Club chairman Ambrose Rachier has finally broken his silence on the “Oktay-Leave chronicles” and has assured fans that the coach is indeed away after he was granted permission by the club to go attend to some family issues.
“Coach Hassan Oktay requested for eight days to attend to family matters back at home and in his absence, assistant coach Patrick Odhiambo will take full charge of the team as we continue to prepare for the assignment ahead,” Said Rachier as quoted by Gor Mahia News.
Earlier in the day, Coach Oktay rubbished claims that he had got coaching offers elsewhere and was therefore leaving Gor.
The coach maintained that his leave is purely on family issues that need his attention.
“I have not been contacted by any club as reported, I would have disclosed if there was an offer,” Said Oktay as quoted by Gor Mahia News.
“My leave is purely on family issues that really need my attention. I Love Gor Mahia because it’s a family that have made me feel at home,” he added.
The latest set of statements from Oktay and Rachier come at a time when Gor Mahia is preparing to leave the Country for Sudan where they will take on Al Hilal football club in a friendly.
“The team will be traveling to Sudan on Thursday, 1st August to play a friendly match against Al Hilal Club on Friday, 2nd August,” Read a Statement from Gor Mahia.