Gor Mahia risk losing key players over salary arrears

Gor Mahia coach Steven Polack issues instructions to his players during a training session at Camp Toyoyo on October 25, 2019. /COURTESY

Gor Mahia FC is on the verge of losing some of its dependable players, who are yet to receive their salaries for the last three months.

A senior player, who sought anonymity for fear of reprisals, hinted at seeking Fifa’s help in getting his dues.

“I will be forced to part ways with the club tomorrow (today) if they don’t me. I have been patient with them for quite some time but they keep on taking me in circles,” said the player.

“I know the club is struggling financially but life from the other end is increasingly becoming unbearable. If I will not get the money then I will report them to Fifa.”

Gor has been struggling since the departure of betting firm Sportpesa in August.

Club chairman Ambrose Rachier, however, dismissed the looming exodus as rumours as the disgruntled players had not served him with notices.

“I have received a notification from Ojwang’ that he will terminate his contract with us next month if we do not pay him,” said Rachier.

“The rest of the players purporting to be forcing their way out have not openly expressed that to me neither have I received official communication on their intended exit. I have decided to treat the reports as rumours.”

Gor’s captain Kenneth Muguna was also said to be on the list of players forcing their way out of the club.

Muguna refused to comment on the issue, saying it is ‘personal’.

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