Former Gor Mahia striker Francis Afriyie is said to have slapped a member of the team’s technical bench during his time after he reported him for not following instructions.
The Ghanaian who has since left the Kenyan Premier League giants for Botswana’s Township Rollers is said to have been hot-headed during his six-month stint with K’Ogalo and was often in trouble with his teammates and members of the technical bench.
On Sunday, he stormed off the technical area after coach Frank Nutall made all his three substitutions without summoning him, he went to the dressing room and later left the stadium early in protest of his none-involvement in the game.
The speedy forward’s conduct on Sunday opened a can of worms over his behavior during his time at Gor Mahia. It is reported that the striker once slapped a member of the medical team after he reported him to coach Steven Pollack.
It is said that the team was one day doing some physical exercises under the watchful eye of the physical trainer and members of the medical team. Instead of doing what the rest of the team was doing, the forward was spotted standing doing nothing and this prompted the unnamed medical team official to report him to the English coach.
When he learned that he had been reported to team boss, the striker is said to have walked straight to where the medical personnel was standing and slapped him much to the astonishment of his teammates. However, no action was taken against the striker.
“ It was during a physical session when the member of the medical team tipped the coach that the player was not following instructions and not doing the exercise, the player then turned to him and slapped him,” a member of the technical bench revealed.