Gor Mahia opponents for Saturday’s Caf Champions League match Esperance of Tunisia have rejected to put up at Laico Regency.
Gor Mahia secretary Charles Omondi has revealed to Goal that Esperance's advance team turned down a request to be booked at Laico Regency and instead, preferred Inter Continental Hotel, where they eventually checked in.
“They have rejected Laico Hotel because they (officials) claim most of the beds at the five star hotel are too small to accommodate some of their 'tall' members. We have nothing to do but book them at there preferred choice.
"We were expecting a contingent of 30 but they say they are coming 50 in number. Our budget was to cater for 30. It means the additional expenses will be catered by them.”
The North African side are expected in Nairobi on Thursday ahead of the first leg first round fixture set for Nyayo Stadium on Saturday. Referees from Morocco will officiate in the tie with match commissioner coming from Sudan.
Meanwhile, Kenyan referees Davis Omweno, Aden Marwa, Oliver Odhiambo and Sylvester Kirwa have been appointed by Caf to take charge of the African Champions League match between Ethiopia Dedebit S.C vs Tunisia’s Club Sfaxien scheduled for this weekend in Addis.
Marwa and Kirwa are the country’s most experienced whistlers with Marwa making Kenyan history after he was appointed to officiate at 2014 Brazil World Cup this year.