Gor Mahia defender Philemon Otieno has rubbished rumors being peddled on social media that he was stopped at a bus stop looking for means to MISC Kasarani Stadium four hours to kick-off in the game against Renaissance Sportive de Berkane.
Prior to the match, reports indicated that Gor Mahia players had downed their tool in protest for the club's failure to pay their bonuses. The players failed to train on Saturday, a day before their historic CAF Confederations Cup quarter-finals clash. A Facebook user posted that he had seen Philemon at a bus stop at 12 PM hustling for means to the stadium.
Philemon distanced himself from the rumors giving an account of himself hours before the clash, "My attention has been drawn to rumors going around on social media that a certain fan saw me at Fedha stage at 12 noon on his way to kasarani. Let it be known that I stay 300M from kasarani and there's no way I could have gone all the way to fedha stage to board a motorbike.
"I arrived at kasarani at 9.00 AM and met Jolawi and Asewe at the entrance and I sat with them for about 20mins chatting. We took our lunch at 11:30 AM. I can't just understand why someone could just come up with far fetched malice with an aim only known to himself. We must get to the root of the problem without blame games and name calling. I still believe we can do better and turn the table"