Gor trip to Rwanda delayed by COVID-19 tests


Gor trip to Rwanda delayed by COVID-19 tests

In Summary

  • Gor Mahia FC are still in the country after failing to fly to Rwanda for the CAF Club Champions League match against Rwandese giants APR
  • Club chairman Ambrose Rachier says they were awaiting clearance from the Ministry of Health after they took Covid-19 tests

Gor Mahia FC are still in the country after failing to fly to Rwanda for the CAF Club Champions League match against Rwandese giants APR.

Club chairman Ambrose Rachier says they were awaiting clearance from the Ministry of Health after they took Covid-19 tests.

Rachier says they will now jet out on Friday at 5am for the 90-minute trip where upon arrival they will take another Covid-19 test in Kigali before leaving their hotel rooms.

‘’The delay has been occasioned by lack of coronavirus test results from which is a requirement by Rwanda Air before boarding their planes. This has occasioned the change in our itinerary,” Rachier said.

Gor were due to jet out on Wednesday night for Kigali for the continental assignment. The initial plan was to have them quarantined for 24 hours in Kigali on arrival with a mandatory Covid-19 test taken.

With the new development, Rachier now says they test will be done tomorrow morning and will have to wait for 8 hours for clearance.

Rachier is however not worried about the late departure to Kigali saying the playing unit is well prepared.

‘’I know we shall have very limited time to train in Kigali but we are all set. There should be no cause for alarm. Our boys know why they are going to Nyamirambo Stadium. I wish to encourage our fans to pray for us ahead of this assignment’’.

The local giants will be under the stewardship of Posta Rangers coach Sammy Omollo ‘’Pamzo’’ who will sit in for suspended Brazilian tactician Roberto Oliveira whose license is invalid for that stage of play at the continental level.

They are leaving the Country with much awaiting them back home after suspended club secretary general Sam Ochola scoffed at the chairman over his suspension insisting he is still the validly and overwhelmingly elected secretary General.

The contingent consists of 24 players, 6 from the technical bench, 1 official and one leader of the delegation.

The match will be played on Saturday November 2 October 28 at Nyamirambo Stadium under closed doors.

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