Courtesy of michezoafrika.com
Gor Mahia officials have come out strong to defend their players against reports suggesting that some of them have already been lined up for axing when the transfer window opens in June. The officials say they respect all the players and would love them to feel at home while doing duty for the club.
In a statement on Friday, club officials said only Collins Okoth has so far been suspended from the club for absconding training without official permission and that all other players are still part of the team until after expiry of their contracts.
Speaking to michezoafrika.com on Friday, Secretary General George Bwana said “We are not in the business of interfering with the decisions of the technical bench. Our new coach may have mentioned that he is not satisfied with the performance of the team but at no time has he or any other official of the club mentioned that we will chase away specific players. We respect all our players and would love them to remain comfortable while serving our team.” He said.
Gor Mahia’s Croatian coach has been quoted in the past as saying the club should brace itself for a total player shake up though this cannot happen anytime soon until when the transfer window is opened in June.
“When the window opens then the technical bench will advise otherwise on the changes they may need but at the moment we value all our players and they are still part of our team. I urge the players to remain committed to their course and strive towards attaining the best for the club through delivering good results that will bring back evryones’ faith in their abilities. We know these are low moments for our team and we thank all those who have been patient. We have seen our players deliver in the past and we are sure they are capable of turning tables, ” Added Bwana.
Gor Mahia will this weekend take on Sofapaka at the City stadium optimistic of posting positive results that will see them run away from the relegation zone.
“At this time our players need all the motivation and encouragement from all sectors especially from the fans. The hard times will come to pass.”