A player from Kenyan Premier League side Gor Mahia FC has been locked out of his home and his belongings were auctioned after failing to pay rent for several months.
The 18-time KPL champions have been struggling to raise players’ salaries for several months after losing their shirt sponsors SportPesa.
The key player who is currently in his rural area was called and informed of the situation in Nairobi.
“I do not know what else to do, the loss suffered is too much,” the player who opted for anonymity for fear of victimization said.
“After receiving sh3000 twice, we were promised at least a one month salary.”
“However, the club did not honour their promise, others were paid sh20000, others sh10000 with some players also getting sh5000.”
“What will this money help us with? It is too little for us and we are asking unanswered questions.”
The K’Ogalo player has also revealed his contract with the team is ending at the end of the season and he is not keen on renewing it.
“My contract with the club ends at the end of the current campaign but if this is the situation, I will not extend it.”
“I have many teams that have approached me and will have to asses them, analyze and make an informed decision.”
“Leaving Gor Mahia is not easy but with the current happenings I have no option,” he noted.
Another player in the same scenario
Ghanaian midfielder Jackson Owusu also revealed the hotel he is staying in had refused to offer him services after failing to settle the initial bill which had reportedly hit sh600,000.
“It is tough here, the management has refused to offer me services insisting we have to settle their outstanding bills,” Owusu was quoted on Friday.
“On many occasions, I have to take a meal a day and that is after almost begging for it since the manager insists they cannot afford to pile more debt on another debt,” he added.
The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) was suspended on March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But in the due process, Gor Mahia were crowned champions following the league’s cancellation.