Once again in less than a year, Gor Mahia players are staging a sit in to demand for their unpaid salaries.
The reigning Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions have been experiencing financial difficulties ever since SportPesa terminated all sports sponsorships in Kenya, a decision that left the local soccer fraternity struggling to keep afloat and limping around.
An impeccable source at the club who did not wish to be mentioned confirmed that players opted to down their tools on Thursday morning despite having a crucial FKF Cup match against Posta Rangers this weekend.
“Sometimes we are forced to down our tools to prod the management into addressing our grievances,” he said.
“We love the team and always will give our best to ensure the club remains at the top. What do we get in return though? Only broken promises. The management keeps on promising they will pay but when the day comes, they fail to keep their side of the bargain again. We cannot keep on living on the same lies; we have bills to pay.”
The player says if nothing is done between Thursday and Saturday morning then there is every possibility Posta Rangers might be handed a walkover in the Shield Cup game at Afraha in Nakuru.
“As much as we all understand the club is in a tight situation, we are employees and after work, we should be paid even if it is a little amount as the management looks for a sponsor.
“We may be forced to abandon our match against Posta Rangers if we hear no word from the office between today and Saturday morning,” he concluded.