Nairobi News


Gor Mahia players boycott training for the umpteenth time

Gor Mahia players once again went on a go slow on Thursday and failed to show up for training.

The team is scheduled to face Kakamega Homeboyz in a league match on Sunday in Kakamega but after the technical bench arrived on time for the session they found no single player, sadly.

The players are said to be owed salaries and allowances dating to as far as back in September last year.

Team manager Jolawi Abondo decried the situation saying a solution needs to be found as soon as possible.

“It’s obvious we are in a serious financial mess and this needs to end now. The players have been heeding to our calls – they have been training, at times they don’t, but they attend matches and give their best. But it is becoming hard for them and the entire team now,” Abondo said.

“We have a very tough match on Sunday and we need to train well. If we don’t then It’s not gonna be easy for us. We are lucky to have quality players who give their all for the badge despite the circumstances but how long can they do that without appreciation?” He quizzed

Despite the financial difficulties, Gor Mahia continues to dominate the local league.

Gaming giant SportPesa, which was the team’s sponsor, cancelled all its sports sponsorships in Kenya mid last year.