FKF premier league champions Gor mahia have been locked out of CAF champions league over failure to uphold CAF club licensing rules. The Confederation of African Football(CAF) has also written to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to revoke the Gor’s license too.
Gor mahia was initially given up to Thursday 20th July 2023 to pay over kshs. 5 million to its former three foreign players, Burundian Jules Ulimwengu, Congolese forward Sando Yangayay and Malian goalkeeper Adama Keita, but failed to do so.
“As it is, Gor will not play in the CAF CL because they have not met the payment deadline. Unless CAF thinks otherwise, which will be difficult, they will not be in the Champions League. They had been given enough time but have failed to adhere,” a member from the Federation said.
It is also rumored that Gor mahia’s arch rivals AFC Leopards might also be kicked out of the FKF Premier League as CAF also wants to strip them off their club licenses due to payment issues.
AFC allegedly owe their immediate former coach Patrick Aussems close to kshs. 20mn of unpaid salary arrears.
If CAF will respond to kenya and and give it it’s deserved slot, then Tusker, who finished second in the league will represent Kenya.
“We are waiting to see whether CAF will respond and give Kenya a slot. Maybe then, Tusker FC, who finished second in the league will play,” the member from the Federation further added.
Last month, FKF announced in a statement it had cleared Gor Mahia Fc, Tusker FC and Kakamega Fc to participate in CAF competitions for the 2023-2024 season but it looks like Gor have been locked out.