Report: Gor Mahia players staging go-slow


Gor Mahia players are yet again staging a go slow citing unpaid dues.

Additional reporting from goal.com

K’Ogalo had previously sealed progression after defeating APR Rwanda 4-3 on aggregate

Gor Mahia players have threatened to boycott their Caf Champions League game away to Chabab Riadhi de Belouizdad if they are not paid their dues.

K’Ogalo players have been on a go-slow and Goal understands they held a meeting with some officials on Saturday and made it clear they will not travel to Algeria for the game if they are not paid.

“We have not been paid our November monies as well as this [December] month,” a senior player in the team told Goal on Sunday.

“Yes, we had a meeting on Saturday and our stand was made clear. The office should pay us our allowances and salaries before we talk about the Algeria trip.”

“As it stands, nobody has communicated to us regarding the logistics of the game. We are in the dark over everything, but again, they cannot tell us because our stand has been made clear.”

Rumours emanating from the club indicate it is struggling to get the means of transport to Algeria. However, Goal understands the team is struggling to get the money to facilitate the trip.

When reached for comment over the Gor Mahia saga, FKF CEO Barry Otieno revealed the club had already been given the flight route to use and it will be surprising if they don’t make it to Algeria.

“Gor Mahia have been given all the alternative routes to Algeria and if they don’t travel then it will not be because of airspace issues but maybe their own problems which we don’t know and have not been told.”

The Kenyan champions qualified for the next phase of the competition after they managed to secure a 4-3 aggregate win against APR of Rwanda in a two-legged affair.

The Rwandan champions came into the return leg with a 2-1 advantage from their first leg meeting in Kigali, but could not sustain the pressure as Gor Mahia scored two quick goals in added time to win 3-1 and advance.

On the other hand, CR Belouizdad of Algeria reached the next round after a 4-0 aggregate win against Al Nasr of Libya. The Algerian champions won the first leg away in Tripoli 2-0 and returned home to complete the job with another 2-0 win to set a date with K’Ogalo.

According to the Confederation of African Football (Caf), the first leg will be played on December 22 or 23 in Algeria, with the return leg planned for January 5 or 6, 2021 in Nairobi

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11 thoughts on “Report: Gor Mahia players staging go-slow

  • December 20, 2020 at 3:57 pm
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    A 54 year club can’t pay salaries to its players.
    The management has never complained of salary delays, they always receive their salaries on time.
    No entrepreneurial structure whatsoever to generate revenue for the club apart from stooping low before politicians or paybill numbers.
    Can’t even think of selling shirts and other household wares.
    Right now Gor should be having estates like Greenspan to its name where they collect rent on a monthly basis, rent that can pay players.
    Gor should be having a fleet of vehicles to its name.
    For how long will we be bootlicking politicians for aeroplane tickets to West Africa?
    A brand with a wide fanbase like Gor Mahia, 54 years of existence is still relying on league sponsorship to pay players!
    Awuorou!!!

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  • December 20, 2020 at 5:09 pm
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    Any monies given to EC never reaches the players and TB.
    Gor Mahia EC is a bottomless pit.
    Look at Ador and Dolfina grinning widely on receipt of a donation of kes.1m only for the players to justifiably cry out no play without pay.

    The only solution or option is in Gor Mahia if you want your contribution to reach the players & TB then pay them directly and have the club deduct it from their salaries.

    Augmentin, President Uhuru, Owalo are doing this effectively and it’s helping the club.
    GMAF was supposed to provide this alternative until they sold out to Ador and Dolfina.
    Pay players & TB directly and give the EC the paperwork to process.

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  • December 20, 2020 at 5:16 pm
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    Kwani one million yenye walipewa ilienda wapi??

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  • December 20, 2020 at 7:31 pm
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    Gor officials ojoga. We knew everything in advance, must we be last minute guys? Kindly chair, this is how you run your house or your office? It is terrible. We normally plan to fail every now and then.

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  • December 21, 2020 at 4:34 am
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    ADOR you tried politics and failed. Happy for Gem Constituency. Sad for Gor

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    • December 21, 2020 at 12:32 pm
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      Rachier is the problem and should go home together with the Secretary General who doesn’t know the meaning of teamwork and is inciting the players. We ask the Patron to call for a special general meeting where the Financial Statement must be tabled! If need be the Patron should form a caretaker committee. If need be let the DCI investigate the financial management of kogalo. For how long are we going to have this nonsense!

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  • December 21, 2020 at 12:35 pm
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    Rachier is the problem and should go home together with the Secretary General who doesn’t know the meaning of teamwork and is inciting the players. We ask the Patron to call for a special general meeting where the Financial Statement must be tabled! If need be the Patron should form a caretaker committee. If need be let the DCI investigate the financial management of kogalo. For how long are we going to have this nonsense!

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  • December 21, 2020 at 5:25 pm
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    Jamriambo not even Covid-19 can disappear Wuod Asego son of Kanyada. I have been on many journeys and was locked out of 254 for quite some time…I see the ongoings at Gor Mahia and really shake my head. The club still operates on Emergency Secho Mode while hopping from crisis to crisis only honoring CAF Fixtures at the Eleventh hour while players go-slow and revolts are the New Norm…Meanwhile Sycophancy and confusion brought about by Punjab Degree Holders like Dolfina continue unabated…Chrispin had all requisite qualifications but Jogor thought otherwise. Let us lay on out bed that we spread Kwa Kipooooleee kendo Ataro like Father John Pesa says…

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    • December 21, 2020 at 5:49 pm
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      If Gor fails to honour the fixture in Algeria then this is the proverbial silver bullet the the members will use to throw ADOR and company out of Gor Mahia with finality. Iwacho mi Dolphins pod pakre ini Dollylove like a teenager!!! Bure kabisa. Hiyo degree yake Ni Kama za Sonko, Waititu, Joho na Margaret Wanjiru: FAKE

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  • December 22, 2020 at 3:43 am
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    *Dollylove* Augmentin’s / GMAF’s rotten gift to Gor Mahia fraternity.

    Where is the half the Betsafe 2020/21 sponsorship monies Rachier confirmed recieving?
    Madam Dollylove, a graduate from the same university as Waititu, has only accounted for kes.4m of Betsafe’s kes.27.5m leaving a balance of kes.23.5m.
    By Monday evening the players had not departed for Algeria for their Tuesday match because there have not been paid.
    If Ador had reduced the club’s wage bill to kes.2.5m the recent kes.1m would have cleared 40% of the November wage bill
    LET’S MAKE TOBIAS OCHOLA THE CHAIRMAN HE MAY NOT BE RICH BUT HE CANNOT FAIL AS RACHIER HAS DONE.

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