Detained Gor Mahia players finally released

George “Blackberry” Odhimbo

Gor Mahia forwards George “Blackberry” Odhimbo (left) and Burundi international Jules Ulimwengu vie for the ball during a team training session at Camp Toyoyo ground in Nairobi on November 23, 2021.

Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • They missed last Sunday's 1-0 loss to AS Otoho d’Oyo in the first leg of the Caf Confederation Cup play-offs last after the Covid-19 tests row and did not travel back with the rest of their team on Monday.
  • “As we are speak they are on their way back. From this incident, it is clear the results were manipulated in Congo to deny them a chance to play. Now we have to work on our preparations and ensure we turn the 1-0 deficit and I’m confident we will achieve our objectives,” said Gor coach Mark Harrison.

Two Gor Mahia players, who were detained in the Republic of Congo after testing positive for Covid-19, were finally released on Wednesday.


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