Crisis again as Gor Mahia players down tools ahead of RS Berkane match

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The Kenyan champions are due to face the visiting Moroccan side in the first leg match of the Caf Confederation Cup on Sunday

Gor Mahia players have stayed away from training demanding for accrued salary and allowances, ahead of this weekend's Caf Confederation Cup match against Renaissance Sportive Berkane.

The Kenyan champions are due to take on the Moroccan side in a crucial quarter-final first leg at the Kasarani Stadium on Sunday.

However, none of the players reported to training on Saturday at the Camp Toyoyo. A senior player, who sought anonymity, has exclusively revealed to Goal that they are not ready to play without the money they are owed.

“We cannot be giving our best and the management takes us for a ride, no, this has to stop. We have not been paid our league and Caf allowances as promised and the management has decided to keep silent on the matter. We have opted to stay at home as well," the player told Goal.

“This is something that they could have sorted out a long time back but they keep on playing games on us, they are forgetting we can do it (play games) better."

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Three weeks ago, the players skipped training ahead of their league match against Kakamega Homeboyz and threatened to boycott the Caf Confederation Cup Group D match against Petro Atletico of Angola.

However, after receiving part of their salary and allowances, they were convinced to return to training.

Whether the club will bow to the players' pressure and pay barely 24 hours before the match, is yet to be seen.