- The outspoken Gor Mahia coach Steven reveals the struggles of players and their families amid the pandemic. He hopes the situation will be contained soon and he prepares for the worst.
The British tactician stated that he shares in their suffering. The Kenyan elite league players in the top-flight are suffering more and his prayer is for normalcy to resume soon.
“Everybody knows the financial situation is not the best, nobody is being paid salaries and it has not been easy for my players and even players from other KPL clubs, I don’t think it is been easy for them because of the financial situation, we find ourselves in,” Polack said
“Especially when you have a family that you have to take care of and you need to pay your bills, I hope by God’s grace it will be sorted out very soon.
“It is not a nice position to be in, having no money is not nice, we are all suffering but maybe the players are suffering the most because for me, as you know in Africa people live day today, but for me, I had saved money and people need to learn.” He added.
“I remember my family telling me when I was coming to Africa, you need to save some money, even it is Sh100 a week or even Sh10, 000 a week, save money because you never know what will happen, and people don’t do that here, they don’t save because they live day to day here, and to me, it is something they need to learn.” Explained the coach.
“I am hoping the issue [Covid-19] is sorted and everything returns to normal, it has not been easy even for me, you can imagine if I am in such a situation and I had saved money, what about the other Kenyans, all my players, and even all the other players around the country, it is tough and difficult.” He added.