Afiriyie off to Botswana

Francis Afiriyie is the latest player to leave Gor Mahia and his likely destination is Botswana where he landed on Tuesday

Additional reporting from Citizen Sports

The financial crunch at Gor Mahia is taking toll on players with Ghanaian striker Francis Afriyie the latest to ditch the club.

Afriyie left for his native country Ghana before Christmas but has not returned.

Gor however got news of his exit at the weekend via his agent, who attributed his departure to lack of payment of his client’s salary, which he argues is a breach of the contract.

The Ghanaian joined the Kenyan champions at the beginning of the season and has been an important cog in K’Ogalo’s formation.

Club deputy secretary general Ronald Ngala confirmed the developments. “His( Afriyie)  agent said we have not been able to pay the striker as per the contract. This has been due to lack of finances since we currently don’t have a sponsor.”

Afriyie’s exit comes just a fortnight after another striker, Ivorian import Gnamien Yikpe ditched the club for  Yanga SC of Tanzania, featuring as a substitute on January 4 in the derby against Simba which ended two-all.

7 thoughts on “Afiriyie off to Botswana

  1. Personally I feel nothing about his departure. For me he was not up to standard. Just another ordinary player only difference being Ghanaian.

  2. So why did he pledge his allegiance to Gor by saying he is committed to the team?? all the while knowing that he was working behind the scenes to leave… As for his performances I will not comment!

  3. In Yikpe and Afryie, Got has lost valuable treasures who could have brought in good cash in times of sale and better team building!! The guys anger for goal were equal to none in the current KPL and there display was of class!! Truth be told, Gor Mahia’s classic football was well seen the moment the guys started featuring and had they played in CAF matches Kogalo would have gone far!! We will dearly miss their services!!

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