After stating that there are troublemakers amongst club officials, Chairman Ambrose Rachier is now stating that the playing unit is also up to no good.
Rachier was especially livid after he saw pictures of the players sleeping at the airport.
“Everyone who has traveled here has endured layovers ranging from six to 10 hours. There is nothing we could do. I was caught up at the airport in Casablanca for eight hours,” Rachier was quoted as saying.
“There are a few players posting stupid photos on WhatsApp, probably to destabilize the team. We will handle the situation after the match.” said Rachier to Nairobi news
Rachier absolves the club of blame
Rachier had earlier told Citizen Sport that club officials were not to blame for the travel chaos that ensued.
“After we had played RS Berkane we had already approached the government because we could not afford the cost of flying 18 players and officials. I personally visited the Cabinet Secretary Madam Amina Mohamed who agreed to provide us with tickets . As we waited we were informed that we should travel on Thursday through Air Qatar via Doha but it was not possible as we asked to travel back,”lamented Rachier.
The first batch of Gor Mahia squad, mainly fringe players, arrived here this morning at 3am and immediately headed into their hotel rooms to catch some sleep with a majority of the first team squad travelling by road from Casablanaca International Airport to Berkane, a distance of about 600 kilometres.
Those who arrived first include goalkeeper Shaban Odhoji, Joachim Oluoch, Charles Momanyi, Bernard Ondiek, George ‘ Blackberry’ Odhiambo , Samuel Onyango, Francis Mustafa and Wellingtone Ochieng.
“Eleven Players, the head coach, team manager and team doctor had boarded Kenya Airways flight to Casablanca via Brazzaville on Friday night but it failed to take off due to technical problems. We then booked them on Qatar Air and they left on Saturday morning via Doha to arrive Sunday morning,” explained Rachier to Citizen Sports.