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K’Ogalo risks missing Cecafa Cup

Gor Mahia is in danger of missing the Kagame Cecafa Club Championships in the wake of a stand off between the tournament’s organisers and Football Kenya Federation over airfare costs.

This comes after it emerged FKF is not in a position “to grant the tickets request” for the team trip to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for the tournament.

FKF’s statement on the matter has prompted a terse response from the  regional football body’s Secretary General Nicholas Musonye.

“Kenya is once again going back on its word. Cecafa met its members in Nairobi, Cairo and Zurich over the past seven months and we all agreed that federations will facilitate the teams travel to this competition, and Cecafa does the rest. I am not having such problems from Burundi, Djibouti and even Somalia, why only Kenya?” Musonye posed.

NO MONEY

According to Gor Mahia’s assistant secretary general Ronald Ngala, the team’s contingent of 30 people was supposed to depart the country for Tanzania next Thursday, two days before the highly-billed clash against host team Yanga SC at the National Stadium.

“We have no money to buy the tickets and besides, the notice is very short, as things stand, I can say we will not be taking part in this competition,” Ngala said.

The Kenyan team was also primed to play Zamzibar’s Kikosi Maalum cha Kuzuia Magendo (KMKM), Sudan’s Al Khartoum and Djibouti side Telecom at the two week competition that is partly funded by Rwanda President Paul Kagame.