Gor Mahia goalkeeper’s coach Mathew Ottamax Owino is set to become the first official to leave the club this season due to unpaid allowances. Though Gor Mahia have managed to keep the player salaries current, it has been a different story with club officials. Even coach Frank Nuttall has often gone unpaid.
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Matthew Ottamax Owino is a disgruntled man. Despite the league champions keeping a record 15 clean sheets in the league this campaign, the Gor Mahia goalkeeping coach is yet to receive his salary for the past one, two, three and four months. In fact he has lost count.
Alongside Frank Nuttall,Tom Ogweno, Bobby Ogolla and Frank Ouna they have formed a formidable team behind the team that has delivered the third title to the Green Army in record breaking fashion.
For all the success he has enjoyed since he returned to the club where he shaped his goalkeeping skills as a youngster, Ottamax believes it is high time he quit following months of empty promises.
-I love Gor Mahia. I have suffered for this team as a player and given my all even now that I am part of the bench. It is high time officials stop taking advantage of our love for the club and realise this is a job for us, Ottamax told Futaa.com
-We are yet to be paid but the players have received their dues. I feel unappreciated .It is high time I leave because I don’t see any positive developments. The management has been giving empty promises. I believe I was born a winner but I have reached a point where I feel like quitting, added the outspoken trainer
The situation has become unbearable for the father of one who admits that he is struggling to make end meets at home.
-This is causing tension even at home. My family has reached a point where they cannot understand because I leave the house very early in the morning and they wonder what I go to do because I return with nothing.My daughter has been in and out of school due to fees and it reall pains me that I cannot provide for her yet I am working, said Ottamax.
-My life is football. It has always been football. I think I have built my profile and I am ready to leave if I get a better offer elsewhere, concluded the former international.
It is intriguing to see whether Ottamax, who travelled with the team to Kisumu for their Top 8 match against Muhoroni Youth, will attract would be suitors as topflight clubs regroup at the close of the season.