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The Kenyan champions suffered a 6-0 defeat in the first leg in Algeria and their preparations for the second leg have hit a snag.
Gor Mahia’s players have once again threatened to boycott the Caf Champions League second preliminary round second leg against CR Belouizdad if their quotas are not settled.
The Kenyan champions will host the Algerian giants on Wednesday 6 January at Nyayo Stadium. However, things are not going well at K’Ogalo and the senior players have chosen to stay away from training before the game.
“The situation is not good at all, the players have chosen to stay at home in protest of their money,” said a senior source at the club. Objective.
“On Saturday, the players were supposed to report to training, but some marginals appeared. Remember, also current interim coach [Patrick] Odhiambo is also in his rural home with the family.
“If nothing is done, I doubt that Wednesday’s game will be played, or even if it will be played, the results could be worse or close to the 6-0 defeat suffered in the first leg.”
objective was unable to get an official comment from the club from President Ambrose Rachier, who is currently out of Nairobi.
In the first leg, Gran Chabab scored their goals through Amir Sayoud, who scored a hat-trick, Hamza Bellahouel, Larbi Tabti and Maecky Ngombo during a completely one-sided exhibition at the Stade du 5 Juillet 1962 on Saturday, December 26. . .
Despite struggling, Sammy Omollo, who came as a substitute coach for the Kenyan champions, explained why K’Ogalo’s players deserve respect despite the humiliating loss.
“If it was any other team, believe me, they could have suffered more goals,” said Omollo. Objective.
“These players are very strong; they came into the game and struggled to get into the game. They hadn’t trained at all and they were in really difficult circumstances to get into the game.”
“They gave the best of themselves against a very good and organized team and their fight on the field was evident. They deserve respect.”
Meanwhile, the Kenya Football Federation (FKF) launched the matches that will resume the Premier League in the New Year. Gor Mahia’s match against AFC Leopards in the derby is the only game affected.
According to the new list of matches obtained by objective, Mashemeji’s derby, which was to be played on January 3 at Nyayo Stadium, has been postponed but no new date was given for the clash.