Gor Mahia players are on the verge of staging a major go-slow ahead of their Kenyan Premier League match against KCB slated for Sunday at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos County.
According to an inside source, who confided in Opera News, the K’Ogalo players are demanding their August salaries-moneys they are saying must hit their accounts before they embark on league duties.
“Players have never received their August salaries and many of them can’t survive. In fact, many of them never showed up for training today (Friday, September 20), and the situation could worsen if nothing is done,” the source told Opera News.
When we spoke to the club’s captain Kenneth Muguna, the midfielder said he was far away from the club and that he never knew anything of the sort.
The club’s Chairman Ambrose Rachier was not available on phone for comment.
“I’m currently not with the team. I travelled home, and I have not received any briefings from my colleagues in Nairobi,” Muguna said.
Gor Mahia has been financially unstable following the license suspension of their sponsors SportPesa by the Kenyan government in July 2019. They had a rough time sourcing for cash ahead of their recent Caf Champions League match against Algerian side USM Alger in Algeria where they lost 4-1 thanks to Kenneth Muguna’s spot-kick consolation.
And, it will be fascinating to see how the 18-time Kenyan Premier League champions perform in their return leg tie, which is to be played on September 29, at Kasarani Stadium. They need at least 3-0 win in order to set their foot on the competition’s next stage.
Back at home, K’Ogalo are joint-second on the table with a match at hand (the match against KCB).