Gor Mahia CEO Omondi Aduda has rubished claims that the match against Lobi Stars was fixed.
“I wish people could know how painful it was losing to Lobi Stars after such a mistreatment we underwent through. Why should a player or official fix a match of such a magnitude and for what gains? he posed to goal.com
The rumour that the match was fixed is being spread online on social media most prominently by blogger Robert Alai.
Sportpesa fixed the Gor Mahia match with players. Bribed players. That’s what gambling does to sports.
— Robert ALAI, HSC (@RobertAlai) December 22, 2018
Many fans believe Alai and are now blaming certain players.
Aduda laid blame on the poor treatment the team received in Nigeria as well as bias from match officials. Though he did not elaborate on how exactly they were mistreated.
“I was with the team in Nigeria and nothing like that happened. We lost because the match day officials were biased and also the team was mistreated from the time we touched down in Abuja. We must forget about such silly talks and move on to the next assignment,” he continued.
Aduda challenged those making match fixing claims to table their evidence.
“I also challenge those making such claims to name the officials or players that they think were involved to fix the match. Don’t just shout out there that the match was fixed without giving tangible evidence. Make the list official so that we can investigate and prove your claims.” he concluded.
Judith Nyangi blames chairman
Gor Mahia organizing secretary Judith Nyangi posted a message on her social media pages that suggests that players were demoralized due to unfulfilled promises. One player supposedly told Nyangi that they were promised a cut of the Ksh 27 million from last year but did not get any. They were therefore not expecting any of the Ksh 54 million that would have been available had they reached the champions league group stage.