The Gor Mahia contingent arrived in Tanzania for the 2018 CECAFA club cup. Included in the squad is newly signed Burundian striker, Francis Mustafa. However trouble started brewing when Kogalo were booked in a sub par hotel. Coach Dylan Kerr and the players expressed reservations about the hotel.
“It is true, the players are unhappy with the hotel and we are trying to find an alternative. Basically the players want a hotel with facilities and amenities such as a swimming pool.” said team manager Jolawi Obondo according to Citizen FM.
CECAFA chair Nicholas Musonye said he was working on resolving the issue.
“The issue has been brought to my attention and we are sorting it out” said Musonye.
Gor Mahia are in Tanzania in an attempt to win a trophy that they last won 33 years ago. Coach Dylan Kerr is wary about the glut of fixtures.
“We have the worst July of football coming up with tight fixtures. I want my players to go for it and show just how much in one year, we have grown, matured and developed into a strong unit.” said Kerr to goal.com
However Kerr is optimistic that his side will overcome all opposition.
“If we can focus on football and let our talents show it, it would be amazing for Kenya.” he concluded.
Gor Mahia are up against Azam who beat them in the finals in 2015 and Simba who recently snatched Meddie Kagere and also signed players from Cote’d Ivoire.