Gor Mahia managers have let down players

Local champions Gor Mahia are again in the headlines, but sadly for all the wrong reasons.

The chaotic travel plans to Morocco for the quarter-final return leg of the Caf Confederation Cup against RS Berkane seriously undermines Gor Mahia’s grand plans of establishing themselves as an elite football club not just in the country, but the region.

Bungled travel plans, players going on a go-slow over unpaid allowances and bonuses is hardly the stuff of teams aspiring to play in the big league.

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Having made impressive strides on the pitch by qualifying regularly for continental competitions, one would expect Gor Mahia leadership to employ best management practices off the pitch.

For the record, Gor Mahia enjoys a lucrative shirt sponsorship from Sportpesa, the betting company. They have earned millions by competing in Confederation of Africa Football premier tournaments.

The Ministry of Sports has also been catering for their air tickets for those competitions. Gor Mahia’s gate collections also do not compare with most local teams for their home games are also reasonably well attended – not to mention grants from the Kenyan Premier League title sponsors. From time to time, politicians and other well-wishers have showered them with monies.

How is it then that Gor Mahia struggles to pay player allowances and bonuses and is eternally engaged in a helter-skelter dash to purchase essentials including airtickets or book hotel accommodation?

It is time managers of Gor Mahia searched their souls. Surely, Gor Mahia deserves better.?

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