Tag: Gor Mahia salaries



29 Dec 15

Gor Mahia coach Frank Nuttall has rubbished rumours that he is intent on leaving the club. Nuttall, who is only holiday in Scotland dismissed such reports as falsehoods.

“I have been informed about various stories circulating in the media concerning my relationship with Gor Mahia including falsehoods and inaccuracies that may be attempts to discredit me and tarnish my good name,” said Nuttall according to the Standard.
Nuttall whose contract runs through 2016 thanked Gor Mahia fans for supporting him.
“Such stories are being monitored and those circulating such falsehoods and inaccurate information are advised to stop. Once again, I would like to thank the true fans of Gor Mahia for all their support and assure them that I have an existing contract until December 31, 2016 which I intend to honour.” he continued.
The report will come as good news to Kogalo fans who deem Nuttall as the single most important component of what has turned out to be a very successful season for Kogalo. But much to the chagrin of Gor Mahia fans, the club has been trying to get Nuttall to take a pay-cut.
A Gor Mahia official confirmed to the Standard that the club has been trying to get Nuttall to take a paycut.
“We cannot afford to pay him anymore. I am aware that a letter was supposed to be sent to the coach last week asking him to take a 50 per cent pay cut or forfeit his contract.We have an option in place and are just waiting to see how it goes with Nuttall”.
Nuttall is paid Ksh 650,000 per month and an additional ksh 600,000 per month for accommodation.
This will not sit well with fans. Rather than ask the coach to take a paycut, the club should be more aggresive in soliciting funds from fans. Moribund initiatives like the paybill number should be re-activated.


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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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16 Mar 15

Following the decision by the high court to lift the ban on KPL matches, the league has resumed play. KPL CEO Jack Oguda has announced that the league will try to schedule a number of midweek matches in order to reduce the backlog of fixtures.

“Right now, we are trying to see if we can arrange for mid-week fixtures and will make an announcement shortly. Our programme had fallen behind following the injunction and we need to get things back to normal service,”he said to goal.com

In that vain, Gor Mahia will take on Bandari on Thursday at City stadium.

The return of KPL fixtures is a relief to fans of local football who have become exasperated by the antics of Sam Nyamweya and FKF. Coaches are relieved as well because the lack of fixtures was demotivating certai players.

“It is difficult for a coach to train the players yet not knowing who or when they were going to play next. It looked more like a pre-season training. The morale was beginning to fade among the players,” Matano told Goal.

“A lot of sponsors have invested so much in teams this year and were beginning to feel cheated due to the stand-off which had began to have far-reaching consequences on everyone involved,” added Muhiddin.

Players complain of unpaid salaries

Some Gor Mahia players are up in arms due to non payment of allowances and salaries. According to goal.com players received on Ksh 300 each after the match against AC Leopards. This is the amount players used to be paid per game back in the 1980s.

An anonymous players has revealed to goal.com, the tribulations that the team is experiencing.

Against Sofapaka in season’s curtain raiser, we received nothing but only Sh300 which was part of our daily training allowance. Nobody spoke about our bonuses afterwards.

“When we won against Madagascar champions CNaPs in preliminary round of Caf Champons League at home, we just received daily training allowance which cannot even cater for our lunch and fare back home.

“The only ‘big money’ we have received was (85000 Malagasy Ariary), which when converted to local currency is roughly Sh2, 580, which the club provided for drinks.

“Up to date, we have not been paid our bonuses; I have never seen a disorganized team like this. How can we fight hard for the team only to get Sh300 on material day? Like on Sunday against AC Leopards, I can reveal that some players were very hungry, it was an insult to give them peanuts.”

However club EC member David Kilo has denied the reports.

“It is true we gave them Sh300, but that is our routine. It is our daily training rate. The team has its policy of paying players there bonuses; every player received his right in respect to rankings. The information you have is false.” he said to goal.com

Kilo also said that the club Chairman is meeting some of the club’s expenses out of his own pocket.

“And concerning salaries, as a club we don’t owe players. The team is financially struggling with no sponsor on board but many a times the chairman has dug deep into his pockets to pay the players. As officials we are concerned with welfare of our players’ and in no way can we mistreat them.”

 


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