How Gor Mahia players and staff lost phones and cash at Kasarani Stadium dressing room

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FOOTBALL How Gor Mahia players and staff lost phones and cash at Kasarani Stadium dressing room

Joel Omotto 12:29 - 18.09.2023

Gor Mahia players and staff had their celebrations cut short when they found their valuables missing after thrashing Nairobi City Stars at Kasarani Stadium on Sunday.

Gor Mahia players and staff were the victims of burglary at Kasarani Stadium when some of them lost money and mobile phones in the dressing room.

Gor thumped Nairobi City Stars 4-1 at the stadium on Sunday but returned to the dressing room to be met with the shock of having some of their valuables stolen at full-time.

According to a source privy with the goings on, the team leaves their items in the dressing room when going for the warm-up and do the same when going for the match. There is an assigned security personnel who ensures the door is locked and only opened at half-time and at full-time.

This is still what happened on Sunday and everything was intact at half-time when the door was opened and locked again after coach Johnathan McKinstry’s pep talk.

However, when returning after the match, the players and staff noticed they were missing their phones and money and upon checking, they noticed their dressing room window had been opened.

“About 10 people lost phones and money whose total is over Ksh40,000. We reported the matter at Kasarani Police Station and we will be getting CCTV footage today (Monday) to help us identify the culprits,” Gor Team Manager Victor Nyaoro told Pulse Sports.

“We hire this ground and we should not be paying to lose our valuables. We might rethink using the dressing room going forward. We noticed the windows do not have grills which might have made it easy for the culprits to access the dressing room.”

It is not the first time a case burglary has been reported at the Kasarani Stadium dressing room. Last year, City Stars players and staff also lost money and phones while coincidentally facing Gor Mahia at the same venue.

“There was CCTV footage of the culprits when City Stars lost their valuables and we really don’t know what happened. They really know how to unlock the windows and Sports Kenya should deal with this,” added Nyaoro.