Mount Kenya dish out free points to Gor Mahia
Mount Kenya United on Thursday awarded Gor Mahia free points as they failed to show up for their league match against the defending champions in Machakos.
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Struggling Mount Kenya United has dished out three free points to Gor Mahia after failing to turn up for their Kenyan Premier League match in Machakos on Thursday. Mount Kenya players refused to travel for the game and camped at the City Stadium protesting lack of salary payments for five months.
Gor players were already on the pitch by 2pm Thursday and waited in vain for their opponents of the day to arrive. They went into the pitch and had a small session with the match called off after 15 minutes of waiting.
Mount Kenya chair Bernard Mosomi acknowledged that there is a problem at the club but has promised to look into it and ensure the team honors its next match.
“This is a bad scenario for the club and we apologize as the management. We are working to ensure that we get something. I have talked to the players and will be meeting them again tomorrow whereby I hope to have fund raised a bit to settle them for the next two matches,” Mosomi said.
“The owner has also promised to look into it though he did not give any time frames,” he added.
With the walkover, according to Kenyan premier League rules, the broke Mount Kenya now stare at a Sh1mn fine for failing to honor a match while more sanctions might follow. Gor have been awarded the three points with a 2-0 score line.
Players were said to be frustrated at the constant failed promises by the management and took the extreme decision to boycott a match.