Gor Mahia forward Dennis Oliech has threatened to boycott the CAF Confederation Cup match against Hussein Dey on Sunday.
K’Ogalo will host the Algerian side in a crunch tie at the Kasarani Stadium, where they need maximum points to regain the leadership of Group D.
However, coach Hassan Oktay might be forced to do without the services of the former Harambee Stars Captain, who is on a go-slow over unpaid salaries.
According to a highly placed source at the reigning Kenyan Champions, Oliech has threatened not to honour the match after he was allegedly paid Sh150,000 less than his monthly take home of Sh250, 000.
“When he (Oliech) signed a deal with Gor Mahia, both parties agreed on a monthly salary of Sh250, 000, but he only got Sh100, 000 in his account, which is contrary to the existing contract.”
“All the players were paid their salaries plus the allowances, but Oliech got less than a half his salary. In fact, he will not play on Sunday unless all his arrears are settled,” the source revealed.
Oliech signed a two-year deal with the record Kenyan champions last January. Oktay might be forced to re-adjust his plans should the former Nantes striker execute the threats. Efforts to get to Oliech bore no fruits as his phone went unanswered.
Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne had previously ruled out talk of dismissing Oliech and insists he still may have plans for the Gor Mahia striker. Migne opted to leave out the seasoned stirker for Harambee Stars next outings but expressly said his decision was based on the former Ligue 1 striker’s recent injury more than anything else.