Former Gor-Mahia Secretary General, George Bwana, has for the first time spoken about the famous, rather infamous, Sprint at the Kasarani Stadium where he was forced to take off to avoid a mob of angry Gor-Mahia Fans.
Despite having addressed a press conference on the incidence the next day after it happened, Bwana insists that it was a small issue that was blown of proportion and that he ran away from hooligans and not Gor-Mahia Fans.
"See, during the week the coach, Logarusic, had informed me that two of our best players then had gone missing. I later found out that Rama[Salim] and Danny[Sserenkuma] had gone for trials in Qatar and Oman respectively without the clubs permission"
"So come the match-day we played without them and unfortunately it ended in a goalless draw. Our fans were so angry and after the match they were demanding for answers, they also wanted to know why we played without Rama and Danny."
"As I leaned on my car attempting to explain, the crowd grew and all over sudden it was like I was addressing a political rally"
"At that point some goons took advantage, some were roughing me up while others were inserting their hands in my pockets"
"I knew it wouldn't end well so I had to take off and run for my dear life. They were not just hooligans, they were a bunch of unfit lazy ones because they could not even catch up with me"
"The truth is most of the fans genuinely wanted an explanation but a few hooligans in the club's jerseys tried to take advantage of the situation"
"The matter was blown out of proportion to a point it depressed my Mum having watched it on news. She called my little brother, Tom, to find out whether I was ok and he didn't make matters any better. he told him 'Huyo tumekimbiza yeye sana' "
"But I later held a press conference the next day and clarified the matter"
George Bwana, alias Mandes, has spoken to Kenyanstar in an exclusive interview on his life, journalism career, football administration and now a football agent. The interview will be published on the Kenyanstar of the week column next week.