Nicholas Kipkirui, a former Gor Mahia striker, has revealed how unending financial problems at K’Ogalo forced him to leave for FKF Premier League returnees Nairobi City Stars.
The ex-Zoo FC player had seen it all during his two and a half year bittersweet stay at Gor, from going months without pay to being locked out of his house in Nairobi over unpaid rent before temporarily relocating to his native home in Kericho.
And it is for some of these reasons that the 24-year-old striker was forced to invoke article 14 of Fifa’s Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, which allows a player to terminate a contract with just cause for unpaid wages.
Kipkirui then turned down offers from Tusker, KCB, and Ulinzi Stars to sign a one-and-a-half-year contract with City Stars, joining a growing list of players who have left the financially troubled Gor Mahia.
“Everything happens for a reason and for a reason and for a situation.”I can’t blame anyone for leaving Gor Mahia, but the club’s current situation forced me to leave,” Kipkirui explained.