Whereas there have been reports of is disquiet among players in the Gor Mahia camp over unpaid bonuses accruing from last year’s Kenyan Premier League (KPL) win and runners-up position in the GOtv Shield tournament.
However, officials of the club were quick to dismiss the reports as “baseless”. Coach Bobby Williamson said he is not aware of the issue as he was concentrating on preparing the team. “There is nothing like disgruntlement in the camp. The players are determined to play even for nothing for Gor Mahia. It is a big honour for them to even wear the team’s jersey. “Having said that, however, those matters are best addressed by the administrators. My work is to prepare the team on the pitch and ensure they get the best results,” he told the Standard.
A section of players were reported to be unhappy with the officials for not paying them part of the prize money the team was entitled to and want the matter addressed urgently. On Sunday night, reports emerged that the players wanted to boycott training to show their displeasure but this did not happen and they trained normally on Monday morning at City Stadium. A senior player told the Standard that they are disgruntled over the matter and it is affecting their morale. The player who asked not to be named for fear of victimisation said: “We were expecting to get half of the prize money as players and leave the remainder to the office but three months down the line there has been no information over the same. The players are demoralised and want this matter to be sorted out quickly.”