Gor Mahia treasurer Sally Bollo has come to the defence of the club management and instead accused players of employing diversionary tactics ahead of the crucial CAF Confederation Cup return leg match with Berkane FC on Sunday.
Gor Mahia’s trip to Morocco has been a long and treacherous one, full of drama, blame game and counter accusations.
Until Saturday evening, K’Ogalo’s full delegation had not arrived in Morocco, less than 24 hours to the kick-off with the latest development being ugly scenes of players sleeping on the floor at the Doha Airport as they wait for a connection flight to Morocco.
Drama started on Thursday when Gor Mahia players were turned away at the JKIA after they showed up without boarding passes.
They eventually left the county on Friday midnight in two batches.But Bollo, one of the eight officials who accompanied the team, and who was pictured riding first class, accused the players of blackmail after the photos went viral with fans demanding for answers.
“On Friday when players missed the plane, they slept at Laico Regency. Now that they are on transit they must remain at the airport. They should also post the pictures of where they spent the night on Friday,” said Bollo.
Questions have emerged how the players pictured in the airport drama, like Francis Kahata and Philemon Otieno, resorted to sleep on the cold floor instead of using the empty seats around them.Gor Mahia who are chasing the game after losing the first leg 2-0, traveled in two batches. The first one was composed of mostly of reserve players and the technical bench.
The second batch who will be tasked with the sole responsibility of turning around the first leg’s shoddy performance is the one that was holed up in Qatar for the better part of Saturday.