Gor Mahia players threaten to boycott league trophy presentation
Aggrieved Gor Mahia players have threatened to boycott the team’s coronation in Kisumu next weekend if the pay dispute will not have been resolved by than.
Two players who spoke to Nairobi News off the record on Saturday said it will be impossible for them to attend the event if their dues are not settled in full by then.
“We will not eat those medals. How it works at the club is that if you do not get your dues by the end of the season then you can as well forget about it because a new season comes and we continue accumulating debts,” said one of the players.
“Some of us are owed signing bonuses stretching back to last year, plus training allowances for the past eight matches. In the event you are dropped from the team after this season or choose to leave, how will you follow up on this monies?” his team mate posed.
Nairobi News understands that Coach Dylan Kerr and part of his technical bench are also yet to be paid their dues.
Infact Kerr has had to juggle his squad in the last two league matches as a host of his players staying away from training and matches to protest delayed payments.
The team is set to receive the league trophy and winners’ medals at Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Saturday.
The ceremony will be preceded by a league match involving the Kenyan champions and Mathare United at the same venue.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga, Kisumu governor Anyang Nyong’o, top Football Kenya Federation leadership and SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri among those expected to attend. But the success of this function now depends on what will transpire within the club this week.