Tuesday Apr 17, 2018. 12:30
Ahead of their trip to South Africa for a second leg CAF Confederation Cup clash against SuperSport United, Kenya's Gor Mahia have revealed their struggles to acquire to tickets to the country.
Gor were in danger of missing their second leg qualifier on Wednesday night with media reports in Kenya suggesting that the club struggled to secure money for their air tickets en route to South Africa.
In their recent past continental engagements away, the government’s ministry of sports directly secured them air tickets as they represent the country.
However, Minister Mohammed Achesa has referred the club to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) for this particular trip.
“Last week Friday we got an assurance from the ministry that they will as usual cater for our air tickets but contacting them today, Mr. Achesa referred us to FKF – saying they had paid the federation ‘clubs money’,” Gor’s official, who did not want to be mentioned, told Soka25east.
On their part FKF are adamant that the money they received from the ministry was meant for Kenya’s senior men’s national team and not for any other use.
“We called FKF President Nick Mwendwa, who told us that the money they received was meant for Harambee Stars and not for buying Gor air tickets,” said the official.
Gor head to Pretoria with a 1-0 lead and will hope to secure a goalless draw to book a spot in the group stages.