Gor Mahia’s participation in the CAF Confederations Cup next season is in limbo after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) affirmed their stand on matters of formers employees’ salary arrears.
In a letter to the K’Ogalo office, CAF wrote to the 19 times Kenya champions to show compliance with orders earlier issued by the continental body before being allowed to play in the competition.
One of the orders is that the club must either pay its former players and coaches their debts or convince CAF it has reached a payment schedule with the said players.
CAF also wants Gor to furnish it with audited accounts for the past year and also the list of the technical bench staff with their qualifications.
With less than a month to go before CAF carry’s out the draw for the continental club championships, Gor seems to be running out of time to meet these requirements.
Gor Mahia must initiate discussions with its former player Dickson Amundo who it owes over Sh 1.3 million and former coach Stephen Pollack.
The two are among the club’s former staffers who have moved to the world soccer governing body FIFA seeking to be paid their dues. FIFA meanwhile slapped Gor Mahia with a transfer ban until it pays the player.
Gor Mahia boss Ambrose Rachier has confirmed receiving the communication from CAF through the FKF.
‘’CAF wants us to show compliance before we can be cleared to play at the CAF Confederations Cup. They want assurance that we have settled debts we owe our former players and a tactician who reported us for failing to pay them after leaving the club,’’ said Rachier.
Gor Mahia has been facing tough times over the last two years since the exit of their former sponsors Sportpesa.
The club has been able to pay its players and coaching staff on time.
This has led to low morale within the playing unit leading to poor results which have seen them relinquish the league title this season.
Their key players are also exiting the club. Already former captain Kenneth Muguna has signed for Azam while defender Charles Momanyi has quit due to unpaid dues.