Gor Mahia's skipper and first choice goalkeeper Jerim Onyango has taken issues with club fans for ‘openly’ criticizing players' input on the pitch.
The out of form keeper, admits he his going through ‘tough times’ owing to the abuse directed at him by a cross section of the fans.
“It has been hard for us especially me but one thing I will not take lightly is some of the posts from some of the fans (names withheld)…know that there are consequences. Otherwise, (be blessed),” Onyango posted in the club’s official face book page.
The shot-stopper was at fault during Gor Mahia’s last league match of the season gifting Thika United an easy goal after spilling the ball to an unmarked player, who in turn scored the vital goal that ruined club’s title dreams.
The error seemingly had a psychological effect on the custodian who made a request to head Coach Zdravko Logarusic to exempt him from the domestic cup fixtures which saw second choice goalkeeper Ivo Mapunda step in and help the club win the trophy on Tuesday after another impressive display in the semis against AFC Leopards.
Onyango has been nominated for the goalkeeper of the year award and will fight for the prestigious honour alongside Tusker's Boniface Oluoch, Duncan Ochieng’ (Sofapaka) and Martin Musalia (Mathare United).