Gor Mahia clarify status of Steve Polack

Rumours have been rampant regarding the status of coach Steve Polack who left for a 10 day holiday in Finland around September 10 but has yet ti return. The For Mahia EC has sought to clarify his status.

Additional reporting from the Nation

Gor Mahia coach Steven Polack will leave United Kingdom for Kenya Saturday evening, the club said on Friday.

The British coach left the country for Finland on September 11 for a 10-day holiday and was expected back in the country last week.

However, he had to undergo a four-day mandatory quarantine in his homeland before starting his break, an issue that has prolonged his stay.

Gor Mahia vice chairman Francis Wasuna, whose office is now in charge of the coach, players and technical bench department, said that he has spoken to Polack over his return.

“We bought him an air ticket and we expect that he should be in the country by Sunday morning. In case his flight is delayed then it shall be because of the requirement that every traveler must have a coronavirus certificate 96 hours before the journey kicks off and not that he has abandoned his job,” Wasuna told Nation Sport.

The veteran official also clarified that the club has not made any decision to hire a new coach and that will only happen if Polack informs them of his intention not resume his duties.

“We have repeatedly said that we are not in the process of hiring a new coach because Polack has informed us he is ready to see through his contract.”

“We are sure he will be here so that he can continue preparing the team for the new season and Caf matches. We have not given him any ultimatum.”

The 58-year-old tactician though was not available for comment over his return.

Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier and Secretary General Sam Ochola have all confirmed that the club is not sourcing for a new coach.

Polack joined Gor Mahia a year ago as a replacement for Turkish-Cypriot Hassan Oktay who left to sort out family issues only to resign from his home land.

He was named the Sports Journalist Association of Kenya (SJAK) Coach of the Month Award for September, October and February in the coronavirus-halted season.

Gor have already signed 14 new players in readiness for the new season.

Team manager Jolawi Obondo also recently told the club portal that their financial fortunes have improved under BetSafe Sponsorship, a different situation from the past where players and technical bench went several months without pay.

4 thoughts on “Gor Mahia clarify status of Steve Polack

  • Gor Player

    He is coming back but will be coaching Tusker.

  • Oswozo Moziek

    So you are still here pretending to be a gor player? Your idleness and cheap mentality was an unfortunate inheritance. I really pity you!!

  • Sijeyo

    I hope the coach is communicating with club officials about his plans

    • T Opiyo

      ADOR probably sent the coach an airticket but did not clear his salary arrears.

      From the little I know of coach SP, he will not return unless his salary arrears and most likely that of the team are cleared.
      It’s only common sense, why return only to be distracted by unpaid salary issues.

      In fact we should have known by now.
      Did he land or did he not land?
      I hope he returns, he’s a good coach who wants to head a TB and players who are paid.


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