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Gor Mahia players maintain stand: No money and we will not face Thika United!

10:37 SAST 2018/09/14
Gor Mahia v AFC Leopards.
K’Ogalo players have not been training for a week now ahead of their league match against relegation-threatened Thika United

The match between Thika United and Gor Mahia might not go on as scheduled if the latter's players make good their threat of not honoring the match.

K’Ogalo players have not been training for a week now, demanding for their August salary that has been delayed. A senior player, who did not wish to be mentioned, has told Goal that he will not play against the milkmen as it stands.

“If I am paid today (Friday), then I will be responsible for my input on Sunday, but going to play hungry is what I will not do. The office is aware salaries are paid at the end of every month, why does it take them long to do so? We understand there is money, it is just that the management is not willing to pay us.”

When reached for comment, Gor Mahia team manager Jolawi Obondo revealed that the league match will go on as planned and that players will train as from Friday, but he refused to reveal whether they have been paid or not.

“I can confirm the team will train on Friday from 4pm at Camp Toyoyo and on Saturday in Parklands. Every house has its problems and we are on course to solve ours, the issue of payment is in and I will not talk about it, but we will play against Thika United on Sunday.”

Saturday fixtures: Chemelil Sugar vs Mathare United (Chemelil Sports Complex) Nakumatt FC vs Kariobangi Sharks (Camp Toyoyo) and AFC Leopards vs Posta Rangers (Machakos).

Sunday fixtures: Thika United vs Gor Mahia (Thika), Kakamega Homeboyz vs Nzoia Sugar (Bukhungu), Vihiga United vs Sony Sugar (Mumias), Ulinzi Stars vs Wazito (Green Stadium), Bandari vs Zoo (Green Stadium).