Judith Nyangi blames Omondi Aduda for Gor Mahia travel fiasco

The Kenyan champions were scheduled to depart on Monday but could not make the trip after they failed to secure visas

Gor Mahia Organizing Secretary Judith Nyangi has squarely blamed Club CEO Omondi Aduda for the team’s travel fiasco.

According to Nyangi, Aduda was responsible for all arrangements to South Africa and should carry the blame after a disappointing visa processing delay at the South African embassy.

Nyangi’s statement comes hours after club secretary Ben Omondi confirmed in a statement obtained by Goal that they had postponed their trip to South Africa.

“We are in bad shape making it hard for the team to fly to South Africa for the Caf Confederation Cup return leg planned for April 18, 2018.

“We have done all within our means to get all travel documentations right in good time but things are not working as scheduled thus our travel to Pretoria is postponed.”

But speaking separately, Nyangi revealed that she was kept at bay in the process of securing visas by Aduda, who was the mastermind of all the activities regarding the team travel.

“I don’t know what is happening, all these mess I am hearing them from the media. I was not involved in planning and I decided to keep calm after he (Aduda) refused to pick my calls.”

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Nyangi noted that the dates for SuperSport United tie were clear after the draw and there was plenty of time to plan for the team travel that is now hanging in the balance.

“We have to say it is him, if not who else? It was known early enough since Gor Mahia left Tunisia that we would face SuperSport United, an official should have begun the work as early as possible. So personally I cannot blame the South African embassy, SA is like Europe and there are no short cuts.”

However, Nyangi remains hopeful that the team will manage to travel to face struggling SuperSport on Wednesday in a Caf Confederation Cup return leg with K'Ogalo carrying a 1-0 advantage.