Gor Mahia head coach Steven Polack has left the country after their Kenyan Premier League match against Zoo Kericho, and word has it, he has exited the club over salary arrears.
Gor Mahia Organizing Secretary Judith Nyangi has confirmed to Opera News that the coach jetted out of the country on Monday, October 7 and that he will soon be back.
“Yes. The coach (Steven Polack) has gone for holiday. He decided to have some time with the family during the international break before he resumes his duties,” she said.
Nyangi rubbished rumour doing round that the coach might have just left the club for good. “That’s a lie (the talk that the coach has resigned). He is still the Gor Mahia head coach. He has only stepped out for holiday. Nothing much,” she said.
About two weeks ago, the club’s chairman Ambrose Rachier declared that they had not paid salaries to their players and members of technical bench for two and three months respectively.
“The club owes two months and three months’ salaries to the players and technical bench respectively. There are no monthly grants from KPL,” he said ahead of the club’s Caf Champions League match against USM Alger.
The club went ahead to fall 2-0 on the return leg making it an aggregate loss of 6-1 to drop to the second tier Caf Confederations Cup tournament.
Many Gor Mahia coaches, who have left the country in the same manner including his predecessor Hassan Oktay, have never got back. It will, therefore, be fascinating to see how things unfold.
He leaves the club at the summit of the Kenyan Premier League table.