31 Mar 15

Reports suggest that Gor Mahia players did not train on Tuesday while demanding their match winning allowances.

“It is true we have not trained today (Tuesday), nobody wanted to train. We feel unappreciated and taken for granted, why should they treat us like that?  We gave out our all, we bled for the team and that is not right. We have a meeting with chairman on Wednesday to know the way forward.” said a player to goal.com

Club official David Kilo acknowledged the player strike but insisted that the club is working round the clock to resolve the outstanding allowances.

“Yes, we owe them winning allowances, which is true. However, I cannot comprehensively reveal to you what has happened today since I had traveled. I will get back to you, once I get the detailed report. We have settled their salaries though,” said Kilo to goal.com

Gor Mahia are supposed to be busy preparing for their Africa champions league return leg against AC Leopards. The club has also organized a fundraiser scheduled for Tuseday to defray expenses related to their travel to Congo.

The issue of constant player strikes and go-slows makes it more urgent that the club put in places procedures that will provide a measure of financial stability. It remains to be seen whether the club will ever move forward with such measures or whether they will continue to maintain the fire brigade approach where they wait until the building is on fire before dousing it with water.

Nuttall on brief leave

Meanwhile with no matches scheduled for several days, coach Frank Nuttall has taken a brief opportunity to visit his family. Reports suggest that Nuttall has taken several days off leaving Frank Ouna and Bobby Ogolla in charge.

“Since we have not had any activity, the coach decided to take a break and visit his family. We expect him back on Thursday and will train with the team for three days before we play AC Leopards,” Ouna told goal.com.

Nuttall has left with a specific program that the assistant coaches must follow. Ouna down-played the absence of the coach and said he left them well equipped until he returns. “We are doing just fine because he gave us a program we are following. We expect to do well in the return match because our opponents will be under pressure at home.”

Being away from your family for several months is not easy and the club certainly cannot begrudge the coach an opportunity to visit his family. The rest will leave him refreshed and ready to resume the fight for the local league title.

Calabar Training with Gor Mahia

Among the players who has trained with Gor Mahia in the past few days is David Owino Calabar. He is ineligible o play for Zesco in the champions league and as such has returned to Kenya to keep his fitness up.

“He has been training with Gor Mahia for sometime because his name was sent to Caf late for first round of continental tournament. Zesco have travelled to Mali this weekend and he will be with us until he is able to join them next week,” Ngala told Goal adding, “We hope his presence can inspire the rest of the players to aim higher as well.”

Calabar has had a good start at Zesco which includes scoring two goals in the Zambian Supercup.


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12 Comments.

  • collins says:

    really, Nuttal, taking leave at this precarious time? he is a gentleman,he simply walked home instead staging dramas.

    • Jaupanda says:

      It is too good to be true but that is the truth. Nuttal is a man who loves his family. These also are the kind of opportunities that the assistant coaches should utilize to bond with players as well as sharpen their tools of trade: coaching skills.

  • bob says:

    I hate to hear this really, will the EC ever learn anything? could there be some one gaining handsomely in this shambolic disorganized office. I think it has reached a point in which we should demand for AGM to sort out this messy office once all.AR has done his best, he should throw in the towel and let reactive person(s) to take over.
    This club is so big that you cannot run it through handouts.

  • papa says:

    we no longer have a secretary general to adress such matters??? please Bwana Rachier be an elder of Gor Mahia. vacate and create room for people who can think pap!!! why ask for fundsdrive while you cant account for other revenues??? This KILO GUY should be arrested and prosecuted. I understand he is the reason players are walking back home hungry and angry. people lets join hands today for the sake of the club.

  • Ingo says:

    You see, Nut is smart. Why waste family time in lieu of a game that you are sure of loosing. What is NOT smart is for a poor club burning millions of shillings in a tournament that they have no hopes of winning (leave alone coming out of the first round). Only in Africa! Gor should be focusing on Cecafa which is a tournament that they have a chance of winning and can easily fund. Let us not try to climb mountains before we can concur moles hills. For those who do not know me, I come from the Shikuku family and we always speak the plain truth

    • collins says:

      Try and fail, than fail to try. A journey of 1000 miles begins with 1 step. Experience is the best teacher.
      bwana ingo we harbor no ill feelings, like we say ‘ dhako wuoyo mana kuom nyieke’.
      We know where to place you.

      • Ingo says:

        That is true Collins. But you have to be smart right? Additionally, half of God’s starting line up is foreign. The experience will go with them when they leave.

        • collins says:

          arsenal? man u? barca? look at their ine ups omwami.you would be shocked

        • ODUOR12 says:

          Ingo you truly love Mighty K’galo hence your reference to our starting line-up as “God’s starting line-up”. Am truly humbled by your comments which reflect the high regard you have for the former CAF champions.
          On another note I’ve always said that our EC can never afford a continued GMFC winning streak.
          And now March salaries are due.
          TO SURVIVE GMFC MUST SIIMPLY CHANGE ITS WAY OF DOING THINGS AND THAT MEANS CHANGING THE EC. ALL 11 FREELY PRESENTED THEMSELVES FOR OFFICE AND KNEW THE CHALLENGES.
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  • bob says:

    @ Dan Original, there a quite a number, but are absolutely put off by the Gangs land tactics being employed by the holding office during elections