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Why Gor Mahia players boycotted training on Tuesday ahead of Thika United clash

Gor Mahia players have boycotted training for the second day in a row following unpaid August salary, Goal can reveal.

The team was set to resume training on Monday but the players opted against making a return to the training venue until their salaries are paid. Team manager Jolawi Abondo has confirmed to Goal that the players have not turned out to prepare for their weekend match against Thika United.

Apart from the five players, who are with national teams – Philemon Otieno, Joash Onyango and Francis Kahata for Kenya, Francis Mustapha and defender Karim Niziyimana (both for Burundi), the rest of the squad was supposed to turn out for training under coach Dylan Kerr.

“It is true they have not trained, but it is only today (Tuesday) that they have not turned out for training. It is not a protest or something close to that, they are just saying they do not have money for transport because they have not been paid, that is the information I have.”

When reached for comment, club's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Omondi Aduda did not confirm nor deny the allegations saying, “how many clubs have not paid their players for several months now?”

Gor Mahia have already bagged their 17th title with six matches to spare.