Gor Mahia Players Refuse To Train Over Unpaid Dues
Players failed to report to training on Thursday, few days after their 1-0 victory over their arch-rivals AFC Leopards in Mashemeji Derby, with their contention being salary arrears spanning several months.
Despite the huge success on the field, all is not rosy at the Gor Mahia camp. Players failed to report to training on Thursday, few days after their 1-0 victory over their arch-rivals AFC Leopards in Mashemeji Derby, with their contention being salary arrears spanning several months.
K’Ogalo players are supposed to be currently preparing for Betway Cup’s Round of 16 match against Posta Rangers that will be played on Sunday.
The club chairman Ambrose Rachier could not be reached for comment.
From what Ducor Sports has gathered, the players are not ready to get back to training or even honour any match until the club’s management honours their promises.
“We have not been paid our salaries for several months, all the management has been giving us are false promises, we are suffering,” one of the players told Ducor Sports.
Earlier on, club Secretary General Ronald Ngala confirmed players are owed salaries because of the financial situation of the club.
“We are aware that they have been demanding their dues but we are trying to look for a way out. I cannot comment in terms of months because we have just been giving them some (small) amounts for survival. We don’t have a sponsor so we can’t do calculations in terms of months,” said Ngala in interview Nation Sport.
Gor Mahia are currently leading Kenyan Premier League table, having amassed 54 points off 23 games ahead of second-placed Kakamega Homeboyz who have one match in hand.
Strikes, go-slows and sit-ins are seemingly the order of the day at Gor Mahia nowadays, despite the club’s successful returns on the pitch.