Dennis Oliech: Gor Mahia striker blames club official for July salary delay

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The Kenyan forward claims his salary has been unduly delayed by a club official at the KPL champions

Gor Mahia striker Dennis Oliech has claimed the club is yet to pay him his July salary.

Oliech, who missed the club's Caf Champions League first-leg tie against Aigle Noir due to an injury, claims an official of the club has failed to settle his salary when other players have already been paid.

“I have not received my July salary because an official of the club is withholding it. I was to be paid on Friday but since I was away, it was not possible. I have been taken in circles and now the official claims I will be paid on Thursday. Why Thursday and not Tuesday," Oliech told Goal.

"The official promised to pay it on Saturday after failing to do so on Friday and up to now my calls are not answered, neither are my messages replied to. Other players have been paid already."

The veteran striker wonders why the official is not paying his dues now and pushing it to a later date.

"Monday was a working day, Tuesday is a working day and also Wednesday will be a working day so why push my salary to Thursday. The chairman signed for the players to be paid so in this case, I cannot complain about him at all," Oliech added.

"It is the first time I am facing this problem but I understand other players have been in this situation before."

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Kenya's leading goalscorer says he has opted to complain openly and on behalf of his teammates.

"I am complaining so as to speak for players who are maybe afraid to raise the issue. It is not the first time the official is failing to pay players, it has been a recurrent issue but some of the players prefer to remain silent for fear of untold consequences," explained the striker.

Gor Mahia officials were unavailable for comment on Oliech's outstanding salary.