Gor Mahia FC custodian Boniface Oluoch claims that they are not happy despite being declared Kenyan Premier League champions.
According to the experienced shot-stopper, there is no guaranteed trophy and medals to accompany their fourth successive championship making it not worth celebrating.
“We were declared champions but the truth is that the players have nothing to celebrate about it,” Boniface Oluoch said before adding.
“We are not sure if they will give us a trophy and medals and most importantly, backdate the payment of the prize money from our previous triumphs,” he added.
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) canceled all leagues in the country, as well as promoting and relegating some teams.
However, the decision remains contested as the KPL managers have vowed to try and reverse the decision.
Up to now, the KPL has not stated whether they have bought a trophy for the champions.
“It’s time the organizers of local competitions got serious and invested heavily. It’s sad that clubs spend millions of money contesting for Sh4 million which KPL gives as prize money,” Oluoch noted.
The FKF has already nominated Gor Mahia as Kenya’s Caf Champions League representative for the 2020/21 season.
“I have always wanted to see the club advance to the group stages of the Champions League and this will be my target next season.”
“The players are always ready but the never-ending issues are always a letdown.”
“If the management can ensure travel logistics, salaries and allowances are paid on time, I am sure we will make it,” he noted.
Who is Boniface Oluoch?
Boniface Oluoch Otieno was born on 22 December 1986. He is a Kenyan international footballer who plays for Gor Mahia, as a goalkeeper.
Born in Nairobi, Oluoch has played club football for Tusker between 2009 and 1014. He joined Gor Mahia in 2014.
He made his international debut for Kenya national team in 2010 and since then, he has played 29 times for the Harambee Stars.
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