Dolfina was detained over unpaid bill

Dolfina seen here with honorable Gladys Wanga

The Daily Nation is reporting that club treasurer Dolphina Odhiambo has been detained in Algiers over unpaid bills.

Additional reporting from the Nation

Gor Mahia treasurer Dolphina Odhiambo has been detained at a hotel in Algiers, Algeria, over an unpaid hotel bill accrued by the club during the festive season, Nation Sport understands.

The Kenyan champions toured Algeria where they were thrashed 6-0 by hosts CR Belouizdad in the first leg of their Caf Champions League first round tie.

The second leg showdown between the two teams is scheduled for January 6, 2020, in Nairobi.

Sources at the club have told Nation Sport that Odhiambo was forced to remain in Algeria when the team returned to Nairobi after that match on Sunday.

There are claims the hotel management insisted the bill, amounting to Sh500,000, had to be cleared first, and in full, before allowing the team to check out of the hotel.

“She didn’t travel back with us because the hotel bill had not been cleared. Things were tough because had we missed the flight, we would also have suffered much,” said a source, who was in the travelling party last week.

It is also not yet clear whether the broke team have since sorted out the hotel bill and when Odhiambo, a confidant of club chairman Ambrose Rachier, would be back in the country.

The situation appears complicated for Odhiambo as the Algerian air space is locked on government orders as the country seeks to take control over a looming second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the North African country.

Details on whether the debts have been paid also remain scanty even as club fans aired their frustration on the ever ending squabbles and financial shortcomings at the club on social media.

With the return leg beckoning, Gor Mahia players are expected to resume training on January 3, but that remains in doubt as the players remain on strike, demanding unpaid salaries and bonuses stretching to two months.

Clubs officials were unavailable for comment.

5 thoughts on “Dolfina was detained over unpaid bill

  • December 30, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Dolfina is in no rush to return… she is going to watch Camels racing in the desert. Tomorrow she will be touring the historic mosques of Algeria. New Year eve, she is planning to go watch fireworks in Algiers…..In her mind, she is like “wacha wafunge air space for another 6 months. I have worked hard since Primary; from waking up at 4 am everyday, going to catch a matatu on a rainy days, etc.. this is my time to Rest” lol lol. Lol

  • December 31, 2020 at 2:17 am

    Wuod Ogalo sani onge pesa, onge coach nyaka assistant ne. Odong’ gi TM (Cartel)ma life member gi jotugo ma mboka dala.
    Otek wang’ni

  • December 31, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Hehehehe, wacha nicheke kidogo, roundi hi relegation pap. Lit to ok chuer remo jowadwa

  • January 1, 2021 at 9:15 am

    It’s saddening that the great kogalo has become a ploughing stock.The management should act immediately and put the house of for together. Everything is wrong from the top to bottom. The style of leadership is dictatorial n has refused to listen to learn from the previous mistakes. Gor is bigger than any individual.

  • January 2, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    It is a difficult moment for us. At times I find it difficult to know the reason why Gor is in such Problem, yet it boasts the widest fan Base. All the same it appears anyone trying to help Gor becomes automatic enemy to the ‘ owners ‘ of Gor. And one wonders why even a financial support by an initiative like GMAF is not acknowledged by anyone instead it is greeted by hostility and jealousy. Really why? Or Gor’s financial woes is a prank? Or what.


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