Gor Mahia could face sanctions from Cecafa after they snubbed medals for finishing third in Kagame Cup tournament on Friday.
Goal understands that K’Ogalo players refused to pick their medals despite beating JKU of Zanzibar 2-0 to finish third in the regional event that was won by Azam, who beat rivals Simba SC 2-1 in the final.
A source within Cecafa has exclusively revealed to Goal that they will take action against the Kenyan champions for the behavior.
“That was not a sporting act from Gor Mahia players. It is not good to snub the podium after you win a match. We (Cecafa) have a press conference on Saturday at 11am and will reveal the punishment to be meted out on the team.”
By finishing third, Gor Mahia were entitled to a prize money of USD10, 000 (Sh1million). However, Goal understands that K’Ogalo players demanded Cecafa to pay them the amount directly without sending it to the officials.
The players even threatened to boycott Wednesday’s Caf Confederation Cup match against Yanga FC of Tanzania, if they are not paid the money.
“The players insisted that if they won’t be given the prize money, they will boycott Caf match on Wednesday. They want the amount given directly to them and not through the officials.”