KPL owes Gor Sh4m as Muguna, Onyango face suspensions

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 07:00 |
Gor Mahia captain Kenneth Muguna who has gone AWOL at the club. PD/ david ndolo

Gor Mahia have conceded that they are in dire financial straits after failure by Kenyan Premier League (KPL) to pay them Sh4 million for winning the top tier title in 2018.

Despite the default by KPL to remit the winning bonuses, the Green Army understand the prevailing circumstances that have plagued the league organisers.

Gor treasurer Sally Bollo said the team is merely hanging on a thread, hoping that a potential sponsor will come on board.

“We have not been paid by KPL but it would be foolhardy of us to shout on the rooftops, blaming KPL for our woes since they have no funds to run the league after the withdrawal of SportPesa as official sponsors” said Bollo.

She added: “Things are tough and it is in public domain that KPL is broke and that they have not paid their staff salaries for several months. I must say this is the most trying moment in the Kenyan Premier League and something must be done to reverse this worrying trend.”

Bollo had words of praise for Gor for prevailing over Kariobangi Sharks 1-0 in a league match at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru at the weekend despite the team’s financial woes.

“The team is recording a stellar performance and you can imagine what it can continue doing with a sponsor on board. Gor is an enormous brand and we hope to find a wonderful partner in future,” she said.

Meanwhile, the team’s captain Kenneth Muguna and his deputy Joash Onyango face imminent suspension over alleged gross indiscipline for boycotting team duties over alleged unpaid wages.

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