- The British Gor Mahia coach Steven Polack has maintained only transfer targets will be pursued in this transfer window, insists they will not be lured to rush when the club sorts out the financial issues currently facing them.
Reports claim that Gor Mahia is still struggling financially, despite signing a five-year sponsorship deal worth Ksh50million with betting firm BetSafe. One clause in the sponsorship package states the club can only receive money from its partners when the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) kicks-off.
Polack reveals Gor Mahia don’t have the financial muscle to effectively plunge into the transfer market and get their preferred targets ahead of the new season.
Asked when the club will unveil their first signing, Polack told Goal:
“Woou!!!, that is a good question, you are asking about my first signing? That can only be done when we sort out our financial problems.
“I have several players who are interested to come and play for us but you can only bring them on board if you have the money to pay them, hopefully, we will have them sign soon but like I said before, we must sort out our financial predicaments first, and then think about new signings,” Polack revealed.
The tactician has insisted that the club needs to sort the financial side, emphasizes the area Gor must rectify first.
“You cannot go out there and sign new personnel when you have not paid the personnel that you already have, it will not make sense and I will not support that, first of all, sort out the money issues with the people you have before you start looking for new staff members,” he continued.
“First of all we need to make sure the personnel which is already here are sorted and happy and are ready for the new season, then thereafter, you can ask me about my new signing, we have spoken to players, yes they are interested to come, yes they know our situation but I am not ready to welcome them here if the ones I have are not happy,” he concluded.
Gor Mahia will carry Kenya’s flag in the Caf Champions League by the virtue of being declared the 2019-20 champions in the coronavirus pandemic annulled season.