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FIFA stops s Gor Mahia’s CAF dream

Kenyan soccer giants Gor Mahia suffered a monumental setback after they were expelled from participating in 2023/2024 CAF champions League.

K’ogalo have been barred from participating in the continental tournament, whose draw will be conducted today 21st of July 2023. The CAF committee arrived at the decision to remove Kenyan soccer giants’ name from the list following complaints from three of its former players due to accrued debts that the club hasn’t settled.

The players in question are Burundian striker Jules Ulimwengu, Congolese attacker Yangayay Sando Sando and Malian goalkeeper Adama Keita, who are the players who had initially reported the club to the world football governing body, FIFA.

Speaking on the matter at hand, Gor Mahia’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Raymond Oruo, distanced the club from such news, but instead said that the club is not in possession of such information. “I have seen the reports of our expulsion from CAF on social media, and I don’t know where they are coming from, we are yet to get communication from CAF about being dropped from the competition.

“I expect us to be in the draw. It is known that the three players have taken the club to FIFA and we are working round the clock to settle the matter,” said Ouro.

K’ogalo secured the place to represent the country in the continental soccer showpiece after clinching the trophy on the last day of the league when they walloped Nairobi-based City Stars 4-1.

Gor Mahia is the only East African country to have won the much celebrated trophy 37 years ago, when they won it against African soccer powerhouse Espérance Sportive de Tunis in 1787.

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