Why wantaway Gor Mahia midfielder has absconded training
Gor Mahia midfielder Khalid Aucho is understood to have absconded duty over a simmering pay dispute with his employer.
Nairobi News understands this is partly the reason the Ugandan is yet to report back for pre-season training with the club, barely a fortnight to the start of the 2016 SportPesa Premier League season.
“He is also injured and upset that the club hasn’t done anything to treat him. Aucho has not said he is not coming back to Gor Mahia, but he is looking for guarantees that the management will handle him in a better way,” a source close to the player told Nairobi News.
Aucho’s stance is also influenced by the fact that he has a couple of offers on the table from clubs in South Africa and Vietnam and is open to an exit.
The former Tusker FC and Simba SC (Uganda) midfielder is said to be owed a month in salary arrears and match winning bonuses dating back to August.
The Uganda international is the most vocal in a clique of senior players who are said to be disgruntled by the way the club is managed.
In particular, these players are dismayed the club reportedly forked out millions to acquire the services of Rwandan Jacques Tuyisenge earlier this month, an amount they believe would have been used to settle most of their outstanding salary arrears.
Despite all these challenges, Gor Mahia under the tutelage of Scottish coach Frank Nuttal have had an impressive pre-season, having bagged wins away to Ethiopian and Sudan giants St Georges and Al Hilal respectively.