NAIROBI, January 25 – Dissenting Gor Mahia midfield duo, Uganda’s Khalid Aucho and Innocent Wafula risk disciplinary action for going AWOL from their pre-season programme.
It is claimed they are on a go-slow demanding outstanding dues with Aucho telling Capital Sport on Monday he is yet to be paid fully for his services without elaborating further.
Club assistant secretary general, Ronald Ngala, maintained the players in question are in breach of contractual obligations adding all salaries were paid up to date as well as bonus arrears of six matches from last year.
He urged them to report to training and present their grievances since with the club unaware of their whereabouts.
“It could be true they are owed by the club but they have to report to work so that we know what they have in mind. The official day for reporting was 12th of January, they will have to explain why they absconded and if it’s not a good reason then we will see if we will deduct their salaries.
“We have cleared the salaries up to December and as for Aucho, he gave us his Ugandan bank account where we send his wages but we have not heard from Wafula since the team broke for holiday last year,” Ngala stated.
The players are demanding pending bonuses for 15 games but Ngala insisted the club settled for eight.
“We are aware of the balance that we owe them is bonuses which we are working on clearing. We have paid six out of eight from last year but the players are talking about 15 matches.
“We have had a tussle with the players concerning a couple of matches because in a tournament we don’t count per match but where they reached. We are in the process of clearing the remaining bonuses,” Ngala described.
Aucho and Wafula missed the club’s two high profile friendlies in Ethiopia and Sudan, something that is worrying the assistant secretary general since they have only a fortnight to go before hosting Madagascans CNaPS in the first-leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round.
Wafula was not included in the squad for continental assignments since he doesn’t have a passport.