Kenyan Premier League giants Gor Mahia players on strike over unpaid bonuses
Kagere Medie of Gor Mahia and Jamie Webber of Supersport United during the 2018 CAF Confederations Cup match between Supersport United and Gor Mahia at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Atteridgeville on 18 April 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Friday Jun 29, 2018. 14:00
Despite the huge success on the field, media reports suggest that all is not rosy in the Gor Mahia camp.
The Kenyan Premier League giants have seen players failing to report to training this week, a day after their huge 5-0 win over Posta Rangers in Kisumu, over owed allowances.
According to some players who spoke to Capital FM Sport on condition of anonymity, they are not ready to get back to training or even honour any match until the club’s management fulfills its promises.
According to the Kenyan website, the players were promised a quarter of the Sh27mn received by the club for qualifying for the CAF Confederation Cup group stages.
“We have not gone back to training because we are tired of how the management is treating us. We will not play any match until our grievances are addressed. It has been like this for a while but we are tired of it,” one of the players said.
Moreover, the players and technical team members were also promised Sh2mn of the Sh3mn SportPesa Super Cup prize money, but the promise was not fulfilled.
“Everyone is very angry because they gave us only Sh1mn from the prize money. As players we are doing all the hard work in training and in games, but the money goes to them. It is quite unfair for us,” another player added.
K’Ogalo are scheduled to play Sony Sugar in Kisumu on Friday, a match that stays in limbo if the situation does not change.
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