Posta Rangers head coach Sammy Omollo believes Gor Mahia refused to play his charges in the Betway Cup because they were not prepared.
The 10-time champions failed to travel to Nakuru for their Saturday game against the Mailmen stating the government’s directive to suspend all sporting activities paralyzed their travel plans. However, the 49-year-old former defender believes otherwise.
“Gor Mahia were not prepared to play owing to the go-slows by their players, whatever they said in their statement was just an excuse,” he told Goal.
“It is a shame when a big club like Gor Mahia fails to turn up for a game when everything else has been put in place to ensure it is successful.
“The sponsor was there, match officials were there and Posta Rangers were there too. I am pissed off. They could have found a way of honouring the game.”
The tactician believes re-scheduling the game for a later date will also put the competition’s integrity under jeopardy.
“If it was a league game, I am sure [Gor Mahia] could not have missed. Being a knockout game, if the FKF will schedule for another date, it will put the integrity of the game into jeopardy. The federation should just focus on the remaining matches of the competition,” Omollo concluded.
Ulinzi Stars, Kariobangi Sharks and Ulinzi Stars have already sealed their place in the quarter-finals.