Monday Oct 21, 2019. 11:00
Top Kenyan side Gor Mahia slumped into further crisis this weekend with the news that international midfielder Joash Onyango has become the latest player to skip training over unpaid salaries.
He joins captain and Kenya international teammate Kenneth Muguna and defender Maurice Ojwang among the players who have not turned up for work with the club unable to pay salaries for the past three months.
According to Nairobi News, Onyango has told friends he is “too broke to attend training”, but he was quoted in the Sunday Nation as saying his absence was for personal reasons.
“I have family issues and until I finish them, I cannot promise when I will be back for training. The issue is really pressing and I have told the team manager,” Muguna said.
Gor Mahia have been public amount their cash problems, which comes in the wake of the fall-out from the exit of betting company SportPesa from Kenya after the club signed a Sh156.4-million three-year deal in April 2018.
SportPesa had been a massive sponsor of the local league and clubs, with the likes of AFC Leopards also seeing players boycott training as they battle to pay them their wages.