•He came out in public training his gun on his employer whom he accused of denying him a salary for five consecutive months.
•However, a month down the line, the keeper seems to have mellowed and even hinted at the possibility of extending his contract with the side if he is offered a tantalising deal.
Gor Mahia custodian Gad Mathews says he hasn't severed ties with the 18-time Kenyan Premier League champions, although he is studying a dozen offers being dangled by local and foreign clubs.
Mathews threatened to dump the club in July and is yet to attend any practice sessions to date.
“I've already received calls from top tier clubs who expressed genuine interest in securing my signature. Other offers have come from as far as Sweden, but to be honest I don't want to make a rash decision which I might regret later.
“I want to take enough time rummaging through the deals and seeking opinion from people who are more familiar with this kind of business,” said Mathews.
The agile custodian who joined K’Ogalo at the beginning of the 2020/2021 season said it won't be long before he reveals his next move.
Mathews shot into the limelight after a sublime performance in the finals of the Betway Cup at Nyayo Stadium on July 4, where he denied arch-rivals AFC Leopards two post-match penalties to clinch the title for his side.
But after exclamations of joy following his top-notch performance, Mathew found himself increasingly battling for life at K'Ogalo, with the future holding out a lot of uncertainties.
He came out in public, training his guns on his employer whom he accused of denying him a salary for five consecutive months.
“I’m yet to receive the sign-on fee that I was promised when I joined Gor from Kisumu All Stars. I've gone for some months without pay now," said an exasperated Mathew in an exclusive interview with the Star.
"I have some bills to pay. I've been locked out of my abode on a number of occasions. It's also becoming hectic for me to attend training at Camp Toyoyo because I can hardly raise bus fare."
"There is no doubt about it. I've already been approached by quite a number of clubs and I might as well consider jumping ship if my concerns are not addressed promptly," he had warned then.
However, a month down the line, the keeper seems to have mellowed and even hinted at the possibility of extending his contract with the side if he is offered a tantalising deal.
“We have already opened talks about extending my contract with Gor and depending on what they offer, I may decide to hang on,” said Mathews on Sunday.
The custodian joined K'Ogalo in January and managed to nudge veteran keeper Boniface Oluoch aside to cement his slot in the first team before all hell broke loose.