Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have been banned from participating in the Cecafa Kagame Cup for two years for refusing to attend the third play-off winner medals ceremony yesterday over a pay dispute.
The decision was reached after the Cecafa executive committee meeting in Dar es Salaam met to deliberate.
In their resolution Cecafa punished Gor Mahia denying them the Sh 1 million prize money that they were supposed to receive after they beat Zanzibar’s Jeshi la Kujenga 2-0 in the third place off.
“The executive committee have met and decided to suspend Gor Mahia from Cecafa competitions for two years for snubbing the medal ceremony,” said Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye during Saturday’s press briefing.
“Even if they qualify in 2019 and 2020, they will not play. We have gone through reports of Gor Mahia matches and seen a series of indiscipline issues.First they refused the hotel, then declined to use the dressing room and on Friday they failed to honour the medal ceremony.”he added
www.soka25east.com have been duly informed that the Gor Mahia players had demanded seventy percent of $10,000 prize money to be paid to them as winning bonus in cash before they could pick the medals.