Gor vow to sort out player wages after boycott
- Gor Mahia FC Team Manager Jolawi Obondo says the club has committed to pay player salaries and their outstanding winning bonuses by Friday and that the issue should not raise any alarm
- The players, who are owed arrears for July and August, have avoided training to press their case with the boycott putting their weekend clash against Thika United in jeopardy
Gor Mahia FC Team Manager Jolawi Obondo says the club has committed to pay player salaries and their outstanding winning bonuses by Friday and that the issue should not raise any alarm.
The players, who are owed arrears for July and August, have avoided training to press their case with the boycott putting their weekend Kenyan Premier League (KPL) clash against Thika United in jeopardy.
“Yes it is true we owe our players August salary and bonuses but I want to assure them that everything is okay and they will be paid by tomorrow (Friday). We really apologise for the inconvenience and this will not happen again in future,” Obondo told Citizen Digital.
The official insisted the whole situation is only a matter of ‘miscommunication’ and nothing critical with the absence of club chairman Ambrose Rachier contributing to the delay in payments.
“Our chairman is in South Africa for club’s commitments and this might have contributed to the financial miscommunication because you know in the one way or the other his absence affects that department,” added Obondo.
The players have yet to receive their salaries for August as well as match winning bonuses for eight games; two from the Confederations Cup and six from the KPL.
A senior K’Ogalo player who spoke to Citizen Digital said players are suffering following the issue.
“We have families who depend on us and as I speak to you have been chased away from my house because have not paid rent for this month. Players are disappointed and we will not return to the field until our arrear are cleared,” he decried.
Gor, who extended their record KPL titles to 17 with six matches to spare last month, will travel to face Thika on Sunday before taking on Ulinzi Stars a week later.
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