Player revolt jeopardises Nairobi league fixture
From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE Kenya Premier League match between reigning champions Gor Mahia and Ushuru is hanging in the balance as the former’s players have threatened a boycott amid internal strife.
The players have downed their kits over unpaid bonuses.
Ahead of the match scheduled for the Nairobi City Stadium on Wednesday, they have stopped training and threatened to fulfill the fixture only if their outstanding dues were paid upfront.
It could not be ascertained at the time of going to press if their demands had been met ahead of the clash against their tenth-placed opponents.
The upheavals though appear not to have deterred Gor’s quest for a second successive title.
They have a healthy eight-point lead atop the Premiership standings with the luxury of three games in hand of their closest rivals, Ulinzi Stars.
The Nairobi side has 49 points from 19 matches.
Stars, in another match scheduled for Wednesday, meanwhile are fixture to play former champions AFC Leopards.
The match will be played at the Nyayo Stadium, also in Nairobi.
AFC Leopards are placed 5th on the KPL race with 35 points.
– CAJ News
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