Gor Mahia is currently restructuring ahead of the new season whose kick off date remains unclear.
Reports indicate that the team will part ways with a total of 11 current players and sign similar number for next season where they will be seeking an unprecedented fifth league title in a row.
Among those who have exited is Tanzanian keeper David Mapigano who has returned home joining Azam, winger Boniface Omondi and keeper Peter Odhiambo have also exited the club.
Others rumored to be on their way out are; Charles Momanyi who is a KCB target, Joash Onyango who may be heading to Simba, Kenneth Muguna has offers from Angola and Tanzania.
All these are leaving because of one reason, lack of payment. The club is struggling financially and players are literally running from club. After six months without pay, life has become literally unbearable and COVID-19 has not made matters any easier for the players.
“I cannot tolerate it anymore, it’s time for me to move and get some greener pastures, yes I love the team but seeing my team suffer yet I player for the most successful team in Kenya is a shame. I have played my part in the team for the last four years and I am now going somewhere where I can be able to pay bills,” one of the departing players said.
The team is also finding it difficult to sign players with a number of them shunning the team. The promises of CAF Champions League football is no longer appealing to the players. A number of them like Fidel Origa, Kelly Wesonga have blatantly refused to join the side despite getting some well packaged empty promise.
Wazito FC is the contrast of what’s happening at Gor. The team is paying their players well, they have medical cover, good allowances. It is the best paying team in the league by far. With the window opening, players from rival clubs literally want to join the Ricardo Badoer owned side because it’s the team that appeals most to the players, their welfare will be taken care of well .
The team is in the process of acquiring young ambitious players who want to play for the club. it promises to be an exciting season for the ambitious side and we can’t wait to see COVID-19 disappear so that we can go back to playing football and watch Wazito thrive.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at email@example.com and we will publish it. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org