Gor Mahia now officially 2013 KPL Champions

Gor Mahia now officially 2013 KPL champions

courtesy of futaa.com

Gor Mahia has been awarded the three points of their abandoned match against SoNy Sugar that was abandoned on Sunday 1 September at the Awendo Stadium.

The match was abandoned after SoNy players protested Gor’s equalizer that was scored by David Owino.

SoNy caused abandonment

In the communique, the Football Kenya Federation Appeals Committee backed it’s ruling based on the following findings:

-The match reports indicate that Sony Sugar technical bench led by their coach and captain confronted the 1st Assistant referee to protest the goal awarded and that the conduct of the coach and his captain provoked Gor Mahia fans who pulled down the perimeter fence.

-It is our finding that from the moment the Sony Technical Bench and Captain rushed to the 1st Assistant to protest the goal, the game never resumed and could not have resumed even if both teams wanted to play.

-What happened thereafter was a consequence of the initial action and whoever initiated it caused the abandonment hence, SoNy should be held liable and forfeit the same.

With the three points, Gor are now thirteen points clear at the summit of the KPL with four matches to go and it’s correct to say that they are the Kenya Premier League 2013 Champions elect.

48 thoughts on “Gor Mahia now officially 2013 KPL Champions

  1. Alego tat yien

    Let me thank the entire team for the title, congrats guys.
    To the fans, plse do not spoil the party. Let us behave with utmost respect and decorum as we celebrate. We still have got three matches to go and we shouldn’t allow mayhem to mess us up.

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  2. ODUOR12

    Contradictions Nayo.Sony coach & captain merely confronting the linesman is no reason 4 “so called Gor Mahia fans” 2 invade the pitch. Of coz FKF has realized its delayed decision is of no consequence. In FKF semis Kasaya also confronted ref & provoked fans so we expect consistency. Kweli even the BIBLE SAYS 2 HIM WHO HAS MORE WILL BE GIVEN. SONY TRIED UNHAND WAYS 2 FRUSTRATE GM & R SERIOUSLY THREATENED WITH RELEGATION.
    Thx team, TB for adding flavour(Flava) 2 our lives.
    NOW GO 4 THE GOTV CUP.

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  3. Nyamai Elijah

    Great feat after along wait! BRAVO K’OGALO We are proud of you!. Now set your eyes ahead- GOTV. It will be great to score a double. I believe you CAN.

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  4. ODUOR12

    Something’s Wrong!
    Reviewing attendance & gate collections 4 recent GM reveals the following:
    In May vs City Stars 3,520 fans,ksh.948,000
    In July vs Bandari ksh.1,043,000
    In Aug vs AFC 7,800 fans ksh. 3.8m
    In Oct vs Sony 2,940 fans Ksh. 882.000 FKF semis.
    Like it or not despite winning the title bloated EC has serious transparency issues.
    GM is a club whose home matches should attract at least 10k fans but ideally 15k fans IF SECURITY IS GAURANTEED but still these figures r too low.

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  5. Bill Wabz

    Vya Ngoswe mpe Ngoswe, HEKO mpe Kogalo, semeji u deserve it!

    I am neither loud nor harsh as @Baba Travis want to insinuate in the previous title, am just a soka loving Ingwerian.
    Tukutane Go tv

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  6. Mboya Obendi

    congratulations to all stake holders. I’m exeedingly happy.I hope the team shall impress in cotinental tornament.

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  7. Ahmed Shero

    Let me congratulate all the players, technical bench and of course the management and fans of Gor Mahia for their great achievement. I am proud to have been a part of this great club and although I am away from home, I still follow up on your progress…. well done … net focus … African Club Champions… if we succeeded with Mandela cup before …. what can stop us? ……

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  8. omondi

    and now Aguda say the handing of the trophy to wait. Kwani FKL and Tusker did not know there would be a winner? What are they meeting about? We already know Aguda is changing the prize money this time around. He can run but not hide with the cup.

    KPL CEO Jack Oguda has confirmed that 2013 League champions will have to wait a little bit longer before being awarded the title and trophy officially.

    Gor Mahia are 2013 Champions elect after opening a thirteen point gap at the top and with three matches left.

    Not yet

    Speaking to Futaa.Com, Oguda says that they will confirm when to award Gor the title early next week.

    -We will not award the title to Gor on Sunday 27 October against Homeboyz as we have a meeting with the title rights holders (EABL) on Monday afternoon.

    – I therefore can’t give a conclusive day on when the trophy will be handed out – if on the day against KCB or Ulinzi, till after that meeting, he said.

    Indicators however point at the game against KCB on Saturday 2 November as it will be held at the City Stadium which is Gor’s home ground.

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  9. Dan Original

    @Omondi there is no problem getting the trophy on the last day. We have waited for 18 years so what is two more weeks. All we want is peace and not issues that will awaken and agitate the ‘goons’ amongst us. How we behave and react in the next few weeks will be very important. As someone said the BUZZ word should be PEACE PEACE PEACE

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  10. Dan Original

    To say the truth City Stadium can now bw a death trap for the fans. It causes alot of inconviniences to fans, hawkers, motorists etc

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  11. Godwins odhiambo

    Jothurwa this is the best news 2 end a messy year with, however in 2014 we must change thing from gate collections 2 behaviours of some of our friend before, during and after matches. All in all congratulation 2 everyone, players,coaches, fans, sponser and others.

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  12. Paw Akuche

    It feels good very good indeed…the fat lady has sang its Gor Mahia at last but let us also win the GOTV one so that we help ingwe to the CAF cup….it would make things sweeter….helping ingwee …yaani Ingwe iombe sirkal isaidie!
    Serunkuma is back….tuchukue GOTV Ingwe waombe msaada wajameni.

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  13. omondi ja gor

    Thank you LORD for making this possible . You rain forever . All this praises are going back to you in adoration. We have been patient , persistent , in pain when we get so close but we get locked out , but this time you said , it your time …..I continue to decree and declare a DOUBLE season for GOR MAHIA FC

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  14. kamau kinuthia

    congratulation gor mahira

    gor is now a big brand name,we need to look for ways of making big money using gor brand fo the club

    i have few suggestions

    1- making product with gor mahia brand names. gor is now very ppular and everyone will buy gor brand products

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  15. kamau kinuthia

    2-the cup should be rotated in cities where gor have big fun bases like kampala etc and funs can pay to touch the cap. money obtained shold be used to reward gor mahia players

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  16. kamau kinuthia

    3- holding celebration parties where money from the ticket to enter the party is reserved for the club and players

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  17. kamau kinuthia

    idea of gor mahia brand name products we can think of includes clothings, utensils, shoes, food products, school products like books and sucess cards etc

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  18. kamau kinuthia

    we can also ivest some of the money from what i mentined above in other areas such as stock market, husing industry like building gor mahia rental houses, hotels, trasportatio services like GOR MAHIA EXPRESS BUS TO SEVERAL CITIES JUST LIKE ELDORET EXPRESS etc

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  19. BLOGGER

    Congratulations to this club. GOR and AFC are currently playing better than the national team. So GO TV is a good match to watch live in the stadium and enjoy the action. PLIZ watu wasirushe mawe. Goons kik ubaa kidi, because there will be family members. Peace

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  20. Jacala

    Victory to the followers
    Impressive record attained
    Victory sweet victory
    An 18 year siege finally ended

    Kongratulations are in order
    Organized coaching outfit
    Gallant and mean defense battalion
    Astute and artistic midfield
    Lethal and dreaded attacking unit
    Oh yes!Bravo Mighty Kogalo

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  21. Kamau wa Njoroge

    Thanks and Glory to our Lord who has guided us to this great moment.
    As we celebrate and take Victory Laps over the next few weeks, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, LET US BE RESPECTFULL OF OTHER PEOPLES PROPERTY, DIGNITY AND LIVES !
    Nothing could be worse than this great victory and celebrations being tarnished with HOOLIGANISM, blood-letting and destruction of other peoples property. We will be judged by how we celebrate.
    We want this to be a joyous occasion that the ENTIRE GOR FAMILY can be proud of for years and years to come, and not go down in history as “victory from hell”.

    GO GOR !, GO GOR !!, GO GOR !!!

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  22. Le Pastre

    A well deserved Congratulations are in order to the entire Gor Mahia family. You have done us proud after misses and near misses. Keep your focus because we still have the small matter of the GOtv Shield Finals on 16-11-13 against Efusi. I know its very hard now to keep your head and focus on the remaining 3 League matches and the GOtv Shield Finals.

    Yes its time to celebrate but a few of us must remain sober and civil to help give directions. JBO, exited the scene having helped us win the MOI GOLDEN CUP in 1987 against Efusi, his final year as a player of Kogalo. We must also let you tht while you were away, Efusi regrouped and beat us 1:0 in the 1991MOI GOLDEN CUP finals at Kasarani. We want to wish you well in all the remaining matches and especially in the GOtv SHIELD Finals. May the Lord grant our team the victory against Efusi in the GOtv SHIELD finals- Amen. .

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  23. oswozo moziek

    Paw Akuche@16…Ingwe does not need our help,by virtue of being in the GoTv finals with us,they automatically qualify to represent the country.

    My suggestion for the trophy presentation would be that Ulinzi bring the last league game against us to Nyayo stadium,give us a 21 gun salute or parade or whatever befits us.That way,they stand to gain immensely from the gate collection as we will all arrive in style for that big day in Gor Mahias history!!!

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  24. omondi

    @Pau Akuche – do you mean AFC as asking the government to intervene. Picture this –

    “wajameni, naomba sirkal asaidie, vikombe yoote, itaenda, TPL imeenda, GoTv itaenda 16th November, na ata super, cup imeenda.

    Hata watu wetu wengine wame enda – Lavasta ime enda, Wekesa na Wanyonyi pia imeenda”

    majameni, naomba sirkal tena aingilie kati.

    I am happy………

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  25. P Mawego

    I am not too happy with the comments the disciplinary committee gave. They should have been a bit wise or intelligent. Next time an opposition player will confront the referee and Gor Mahia fans will scale down the fence and match will be abandoned. Then 3 points to Gor Mahia. A precident has been set. Lakini congrats to all. Everyone must behave well during the next match!!

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  26. Gwer Gwer

    Congratulations to the entire team and the fans who made it happen this year. We are proud of the team.
    For those fans who specialized in causing mayhem during the year and injuring the reputation of Gormahia,”May Agbala twist your neck until you can see the back of your heels.
    Focus next year should be on how to protect brand Gor mahia and increase the fan base.

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  27. ODUOR12

    Kindly read these links
    http://www.futaa.com/football/article/siangaa-to-gor-hit-the-ground-running
    http://www.futaa.com/football/article/sianga-happy-for-gor-mahia

    I pose the question who would you rather have in GM’s lean EC supporting AR(despite his failings lets stick 2 AR unless the persons vieing 4 chair cn beta Tuzo sponsorship deal) the likes of Sianga/Obwaka, Makamu/Lule or Kilo,Faiz, OJ,Bwana, etc yaani 3 Vice chair & 5 secretaries.
    I appeal 2 qualified legends 2 vie 4 posts & help restructure GM.

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  28. Mwakio

    @Oduor12, I wish to reconfirm that I will be voting for Ambrose Rachier for the position of the Chairman during the forthcoming AGM. However regarding other bloated and redundant positions, we need to vote out the current officials that include:-
    1. David Kilo, Senior Vice Chairman
    2. Faiz Ochieng, 1st Vice Chair
    3. Antony Ojee, 2nd Vice Chair
    4. George Bwana, Sec General
    5. Roselinder Achieng, Dep Sec-Gen
    6. Ronald Ngala, Asst Sec Gen
    7. Samuel Ominde, Treasurer
    8. Gerphas Okuku, Asst Treasurer
    9. David Nyandega, Organizing Secretary
    10. Jack Orowe, Dep Organizing secretary

    I have the following comments and proposals to make:-

    1. Restructuring of Gor Mahia Governance Level and Executive Committee
    Currently we have bloated office which is not adding value or giving the club real value addition. I do confirm these positions are not needed at all and my suggestion is that we club members should rationalize the current 11 Excom members to only five (5) elected officials that should include;
    1. Chairman,
    2. Vice Chairman
    3. Secretary General
    4. Deputy Sec-Gen
    5. Treasurer
    These bloated office is the main cause of concerns in the in effectiveness of the office and lose of revenues which are rightfully meant for the club. Most of these officials have been accused of looting the coffers of the club by having their own printed entry match tickets which are sold in advance at the expense of the club. In this regard, just imagine if 7 office have each printed 10 booklets of receipt books each containing 50 receipts. This will translate into each official have 500 receipt each retailing at prices of Kshs.200 and Kshs.500. On the seven officials, the club will be loosing between Kshs.Kshs.1.75 million in every home match.

    2. Rationalizing and Maximisation of Gate Collections
    From the recent experience witnessed at the entry points, we have seeing many unscrupulous officials and personnels including the police and guards manning these entry points soliciting money from fans to allow such unpatrotic fans to get entry into the stadium at just Kshs.50 or Kshs.100. We have to seal this leakages in order to maximize the gate collection revenues by performing the simple following tasks:-

    a) Outsourcing security printed entry tickets with tight watermark and security code that should pass through security detected machines before fans are allowed into the stadium. This will also require tight controls and surveillances at entry points so that officials/personnel manning these entry points are not corrupted by unpatriotic fans. The case study is English Premier League where clubs have put in place all security control mechanisms.

    b) Commercial banks with wide branch network should be contracted by the club as gate collection points and fans will only be required to get entry into the stadium with bank deposit receipts stamped by official deposit receipts with bank codes and account number that will also capture the fan name and identity card number. This will also require tight controls and surveillances at entry points so that officials/personnel manning these entry points are not corrupted by unpatriotic fans. Recent case study was Harambee Stars match where Family Bank was used as agent.

    c) Contract Caps which manages entry points of the airport with unique security ticket which are detected with a detector at entry points. This will also require tight controls and surveillances at entry points so that officials/personnel manning these entry points are not corrupted by unpatriotic fans. The good case study was during the KPLC charity match that was played at Kasarani Stadium where this method was successfully used.

    d) Sale of Home Matches to Corporate Entities. The risk of controlling the tickets and entry points will be transferred to such companies that will in turn be responsible for marketing all our home matches. The responsibility will be on the club to determine the number of fans that make entry to every home game with a view of pricing the match to successful highest bidders.

    3. Restructuring of the Sale of Club Merchadise
    Gor Mahia has been loosing lots of revenue in sale of merchadise with fake replica jerseys and unauthorized branded items. We had initially proposed that the Executive Committee should consider contracting companies to come up with branded merchandise but as usual the club administration have never thought of this idea. Why can’t the club get entrap ring people like Mdomo Baggy or local companies or foreign companies to come up with branded items that can really raise lots of revenue for the long term plan for the club. Such merchandise should include the following items:-
    – branded replica jerseys with different designs, sizes, club colours etc
    – branded caps and track suits
    – branded sweaters and jackets
    – branded bags
    – branded windscreen covers and car covers
    – branded car seat covers
    – branded pens and porches for school children
    – branded spare wheel/tyre covers
    – branded cups and plates
    – branded towels
    – branded carpets
    – branded scarves and shashers
    – branded lessos
    – branded gym gears and training equipments
    – branded stickers for cars
    – branded mobile phone accessories and covers
    – branded calendars and diaries
    – branded current popular hand bands common with y-generations and ladies
    – branded bedcovers, bed sheet, etc

    The sale of these branded merchandises can either be outsourced through supermarket chains, sport houses, malls, or the club can open up selling outlets in all major urban centers or during Gor Mahia matches.

    To support these proposals, Gor Mahia require structures to be put in place that will include the following:-
    a) Well Functioning Secretariat office with Chief Executive Officer, Finance and Administration Director, Marketing Director, Merchandising Director, Technical & Football Director, Mermbership & Welfare Director
    b) Corporate Governance principles and internal control mechanisms must be put in place.
    c) Recruitment of both Internal and External Auditor to ensure all checks and balances are put in place. An external auditor or accountant will audit all the club books while internal auditor will be responsible for internal checks and balances are adhered to by the management of the club.

    All these hired officials will be subjected to performance contract.

    Ladies and gentlemen, the club also need to put in place the following:-
    i) Strong youth system and academy for all age groups such as current under 19, under 15 and under 12 for long term posterity of the club.

    ii) Club members for different categories of members – premier, gold, platinum and ordinary with different annual/monthly membership fees ranging between Kshs.500 – 20,000 per annum or month. Such members should have certain privileges and should also enjoy discounts in all merchandisers or entry.

    iii) Club Stadium and club house with players flats/apartments should be considered in future. This should be a long term plan.

    iv) Exchange programs with European football elites or African football or South American football elites should be pursued. This arrangement will open door for our players to join paid rank professional and will translate into more money to the club.

    v) Fully professionalise the club with well functioning secretariat and sell the club shares to the public.

    vi) Develop a 3-5 year strategic plan of the club.

    vi) Professionalse membership recruitment drive throughout the country and region.

    Fellows bloggers, can we discuss the club that we want to see and associate with in the next 5-10 years?

    Reply
  29. Mwakio

    @Oduor12, I wish to reconfirm that I will be voting for Ambrose Rachier for the position of the Chairman during the forthcoming AGM. However regarding other bloated and redundant positions, we need to vote out the current officials that include:-
    1. David Kilo, Senior Vice Chairman
    2. Faiz Ochieng, 1st Vice Chair
    3. Antony Ojee, 2nd Vice Chair
    4. George Bwana, Sec General
    5. Roselinder Achieng, Dep Sec-Gen
    6. Ronald Ngala, Asst Sec Gen
    7. Samuel Ominde, Treasurer
    8. Gerphas Okuku, Asst Treasurer
    9. David Nyandega, Organizing Secretary
    10. Jack Orowe, Dep Organizing secretary

    I have the following comments and proposals to make:-

    1. Restructuring of Gor Mahia Governance Level and Executive Committee
    Currently we have bloated office which is not adding value or giving the club real value addition. I do confirm these positions are not needed at all and my suggestion is that we club members should rationalize the current 11 Excom members to only five (5) elected officials that should include;
    1. Chairman,
    2. Vice Chairman
    3. Secretary General
    4. Deputy Sec-Gen
    5. Treasurer
    These bloated office is the main cause of concerns in the in effectiveness of the office and lose of revenues which are rightfully meant for the club. Most of these officials have been accused of looting the coffers of the club by having their own printed entry match tickets which are sold in advance at the expense of the club. In this regard, just imagine if 7 office have each printed 10 booklets of receipt books each containing 50 receipts. This will translate into each official have 500 receipt each retailing at prices of Kshs.200 and Kshs.500. On the seven officials, the club will be loosing between Kshs.Kshs.1.75 million in every home match.

    2. Rationalizing and Maximisation of Gate Collections
    From the recent experience witnessed at the entry points, we have seeing many unscrupulous officials and personnels including the police and guards manning these entry points soliciting money from fans to allow such unpatrotic fans to get entry into the stadium at just Kshs.50 or Kshs.100. We have to seal this leakages in order to maximize the gate collection revenues by performing the simple following tasks:-

    a) Outsourcing security printed entry tickets with tight watermark and security code that should pass through security detected machines before fans are allowed into the stadium. This will also require tight controls and surveillances at entry points so that officials/personnel manning these entry points are not corrupted by unpatriotic fans. The case study is English Premier League where clubs have put in place all security control mechanisms.

    b) Commercial banks with wide branch network should be contracted by the club as gate collection points and fans will only be required to get entry into the stadium with bank deposit receipts stamped by official deposit receipts with bank codes and account number that will also capture the fan name and identity card number. This will also require tight controls and surveillances at entry points so that officials/personnel manning these entry points are not corrupted by unpatriotic fans. Recent case study was Harambee Stars match where Family Bank was used as agent.

    c) Contract Caps which manages entry points of the airport with unique security ticket which are detected with a detector at entry points. This will also require tight controls and surveillances at entry points so that officials/personnel manning these entry points are not corrupted by unpatriotic fans. The good case study was during the KPLC charity match that was played at Kasarani Stadium where this method was successfully used.

    d) Sale of Home Matches to Corporate Entities. The risk of controlling the tickets and entry points will be transferred to such companies that will in turn be responsible for marketing all our home matches. The responsibility will be on the club to determine the number of fans that make entry to every home game with a view of pricing the match to successful highest bidders.

    3. Restructuring of the Sale of Club Merchadise
    Gor Mahia has been loosing lots of revenue in sale of merchadise with fake replica jerseys and unauthorized branded items. We had initially proposed that the Executive Committee should consider contracting companies to come up with branded merchandise but as usual the club administration have never thought of this idea. Why can’t the club get entrap ring people like Mdomo Baggy or local companies or foreign companies to come up with branded items that can really raise lots of revenue for the long term plan for the club. Such merchandise should include the following items:-
    – branded replica jerseys with different designs, sizes, club colours etc
    – branded caps and track suits
    – branded sweaters and jackets
    – branded bags
    – branded windscreen covers and car covers
    – branded car seat covers
    – branded pens and porches for school children
    – branded spare wheel/tyre covers
    – branded cups and plates
    – branded towels
    – branded carpets
    – branded scarves and shashers
    – branded lessos
    – branded gym gears and training equipments
    – branded stickers for cars
    – branded mobile phone accessories and covers
    – branded calendars and diaries
    – branded current popular hand bands common with y-generations and ladies
    – branded bedcovers, bed sheet, etc

    The sale of these branded merchandises can either be outsourced through supermarket chains, sport houses, malls, or the club can open up selling outlets in all major urban centers or during Gor Mahia matches.

    To support these proposal, Gor Mahia require structures to be put in place that will include the following:-
    a) Well Functioning Secretariat office with Chief Executive Officer, Finance and Administration Director, Marketing Director, Merchandising Director, Technical & Football Director, Mermbership & Welfare Director
    b) Corporate Governance principles and internal control mechanisms must be put in place.
    c) Recruitment of both Internal and External Auditor to ensure all checks and balances are put in place. An external auditor or accountant will audit all the club books while internal auditor will be responsible for internal checks and balances are adhered to by the management of the club.

    All these hired officials will be subjected to performance contract.

    Ladies and gentlemen, the club also need to put in place the following:-
    i) Strong youth system and academy for all age groups such as current under 19, under 15 and under 12 for long term posterity of the club.

    ii) Club members for different categories of members – premier, gold, platinum and ordinary with different annual/monthly membership fees ranging between Kshs.500 – 20,000 per annum or month. Such members should have certain privileges and should also enjoy discounts in all merchandisers or entry.

    iii) Club Stadium and club house with players flats/apartments should be considered in future. This should be a long term plan.

    iv) Exchange programs with European football elites or African football or South American football elites should be pursued. This arrangement will open door for our players to join paid rank professional and will translate into more money to the club.

    v) Fully professionalise the club with well functioning secretariat and sell the club shares to the public.

    vi) Develop a 3-5 year strategic plan of the club.

    vi) Professionalse membership recruitment drive throughout the country and region.

    Fellows bloggers, can we discuss the club that we want to see and associate with in the next 5-10 years?

    Reply
  30. Mwakio

    HOW TO STOP FOOTBALL HOOLIGANISM

    Hooligan Behaviour

    Football hooliganism involves a wide range of behaviour, including:
    – taunting, e.g. by abusive chanting, sometimes obscene
    – spitting
    – unarmed fighting
    – throwing of objects on to the pitch, either in an attempt to harm players and officials or as a gesture of insult
    -throwing of objects at opposing supporters, including stones, bricks and Molotov cocktails
    -enchantment of uncircumcised or kuku business
    – use of pyrotechnic devices such as flares and smoke bombs
    fighting with weapons including sports bats, glass bottles, rocks, knives, machetes and firearms.
    -disorderly crowd behaviour such as pushing, which may cause stadium fixtures such as fences and walls to collapse. Similar effects can occur when law-abiding crowds try to flee disorder caused by hooligans.

    Early history of hooliganism
    The first instance of football violence is unknown, but the phenomenon can be traced back to 14th-century England. In 1314, Edward II banned football (at that time, a violent, unruly activity involving rival villages kicking a pig’s bladder across the local heath) because he believed the disorder surrounding matches might lead to social unrest, or even treason.

    According to a University of Liverpool academic paper, conflict at an 1846 match in Derby, England, required a reading of the “riot act” and two groups of dragoons to effectively respond to the disorderly crowd. This same paper also identified “pitch invasions” as a common occurrence during the 1880s in English football.

    The first recorded instances of football hooliganism in the modern game allegedly occurred during the 1880s in England, a period when gangs of supporters would intimidate neighbourhoods, in addition to attacking referees, opposing supporters and players. In 1885, after Preston North End beat Aston Villa 5–0 in a friendly match, both teams were pelted with stones, attacked with sticks, punched, kicked and spat at. One Preston player was beaten so severely that he lost consciousness and press reports at the time described the fans as “howling roughs”. The following year, Preston fans fought Queen’s Park fans in a railway station—the first alleged instance of football hooliganism outside of a match. In 1905, a number of Preston fans were tried for hooliganism, including a “drunk and disorderly” 70-year-old woman, following their match against Blackburn Rovers.

    Although instances of football crowd violence and disorder have been a feature of association football throughout its history (e.g. Millwall’s ground was reportedly closed in 1920, 1934 and 1950 after crowd disturbances), the phenomenon only started to gain the media’s attention in the late 1950s due to the re-emergence of violence in Latin American football.

    In the 1955–56 English football season, Liverpool and Everton fans were involved in a number of incidents and, by the 1960s, an average of 25 hooligan incidents were being reported each year in England. The label “football hooliganism” first began to appear in the English media in the mid-1960s,leading to increased media interest in, and reporting of, acts of disorder. It has been argued that this in turn created a ‘moral panic’ out of proportion with the scale of the actual problem.

    Causes
    Football hooliganism has factors in common with juvenile delinquency and what has been called “ritualized male violence”. “Involvement in football violence can be explained in relation to a number of factors, relating to interaction, identity, legitimacy and power.

    Football violence is also thought to reflect expressions of strong emotional ties to a football team, which may help to reinforce a supporter’s sense of identity.” “Numerous causal factors have been offered in previous literature in relation to hooliganism,” including “…alcohol and irregular tickets sales, as well as the “…criminal insouciance (disinterest) of the organisers” and the “…cowardly ineptitude” of the police. The main causes are “the media, the police, the football authorities and opposing fans.” Rowe (2002) states that “football violence is often explained by focusing on genetic and sociological theories.”

    One observer stated that in the UK, “[high-profile outbreaks of violence involving fans are much rarer today than they were 20 or 30 years ago. The scale of trouble now compared to then doesn’t bear comparison – either in terms of the number of people involved or the level of organisation. Football has moved on thanks to banning orders and better, more sophisticated policing. And while it is too simplistic to say that the higher cost of watching football has pushed unsavoury elements out, there has been a shift in the way people are expected to behave inside grounds. Offensive chants are still way too commonplace but actual fighting doesn’t happen very often.”

    Subculture
    Football hooligans often appear less interested in the football match itself than in the associated violence, engaging in behaviour which will risk their being arrested before the match, denied admittance to the stadium or ejected during the progress of the match.
    Hooligan groups often associate themselves with, and congregate in, a specific part of their team’s stadium, called in England an “end”, and sometimes use this in naming their firms.
    In the UK, 1960s and early 1970s football hooliganism was associated with the skinhead subculture. Subsequently, the “casual” subculture transformed the British football hooligan scene. Instead of wearing skinhead-style, working class clothes, which readily identified hooligans to the police, firm members began wearing designer clothes and expensive “offhand” sportswear (clothing worn without careful attention to practical considerations).

    Politics
    In a number of countries, football hooliganism is associated with nationalist and far-right politics, often at a superficial level such as crude racism. Racist abuse of non-white players is common in Europe.

    International Hooliganism
    Hooligans who can afford the time and money may follow the national team on its journeys to away matches and engage in hooligan behaviour against the hooligans of the home team. They may also become involved in disorder involving the general public. While national-level firms do not exist in the form of club-level firms, hooligans supporting the national team may use a collective name indicating their allegiance.

    Nomenclature

    In Hooligan Behaviour[edit]

    Football hooliganism involves a wide range of behaviour, including:
    taunting, e.g. by abusive chanting, sometimes obscene
    spitting
    unarmed fighting
    throwing of objects on to the pitch, either in an attempt to harm players and officials or as a gesture of insult (as when bananas are thrown towards players of black African origin, the implication being that they are monkeys)
    throwing of objects at opposing supporters, including stones, bricks and Molotov cocktails.[2][3]
    use of pyrotechnic devices such as flares and smoke bombs
    fighting with weapons including sports bats, glass bottles, rocks, knives, machetes and firearms.[5]
    disorderly crowd behaviour such as pushing, which may cause stadium fixtures such as fences and walls to collapse. Similar effects can occur when law-abiding crowds try to flee disorder caused by hooligans.[6]
    Early history[edit]

    The first instance of football violence is unknown, but the phenomenon can be traced back to 14th-century England. In 1314, Edward II banned football (at that time, a violent, unruly activity involving rival villages kicking a pig’s bladder across the local heath) because he believed the disorder surrounding matches might lead to social unrest, or even treason.[7] According to a University of Liverpool academic paper, conflict at an 1846 match in Derby, England, required a reading of the “riot act” and two groups of dragoons to effectively respond to the disorderly crowd. This same paper also identified “pitch invasions” as a common occurrence during the 1880s in English football.[8]
    The first recorded instances of football hooliganism in the modern game allegedly occurred during the 1880s in England, a period when gangs of supporters would intimidate neighbourhoods, in addition to attacking referees, opposing supporters and players. In 1885, after Preston North End beat Aston Villa 5–0 in a friendly match, both teams were pelted with stones, attacked with sticks, punched, kicked and spat at. One Preston player was beaten so severely that he lost consciousness and press reports at the time described the fans as “howling roughs”.[7] The following year, Preston fans fought Queen’s Park fans in a railway station—the first alleged instance of football hooliganism outside of a match. In 1905, a number of Preston fans were tried for hooliganism, including a “drunk and disorderly” 70-year-old woman, following their match against Blackburn Rovers.[7]
    Although instances of football crowd violence and disorder have been a feature of association football throughout its history[9] (e.g. Millwall’s ground was reportedly closed in 1920, 1934 and 1950 after crowd disturbances), the phenomenon only started to gain the media’s attention in the late 1950s due to the re-emergence of violence in Latin American football. In the 1955–56 English football season, Liverpool and Everton fans were involved in a number of incidents and, by the 1960s, an average of 25 hooligan incidents were being reported each year in England. The label “football hooliganism” first began to appear in the English media in the mid-1960s,[10] leading to increased media interest in, and reporting of, acts of disorder. It has been argued that this in turn created a ‘moral panic’ out of proportion with the scale of the actual problem.[11]
    Causes[edit]

    Football hooliganism has factors in common with juvenile delinquency and what has been called “ritualized male violence”.[12] “Involvement in football violence can be explained in relation to a number of factors, relating to interaction, identity, legitimacy and power. Football violence is also thought to reflect expressions of strong emotional ties to a football team, which may help to reinforce a supporter’s sense of identity.”[13] “Numerous causal factors have been offered in previous literature in relation to hooliganism,” including “…alcohol and irregular tickets sales, as well as the “…criminal insouciance (disinterest) of the organisers” and the “…cowardly ineptitude” of the police. The main causes are “the media, the police, the football authorities and opposing fans.”[13] Rowe (2002) states that “football violence is often explained by focusing on genetic and sociological theories.”[13]
    One observer stated that in the UK, “[h]igh-profile outbreaks of violence involving fans are much rarer today than they were 20 or 30 years ago. The scale of trouble now compared to then doesn’t bear comparison – either in terms of the number of people involved or the level of organisation. Football has moved on thanks to banning orders and better, more sophisticated policing. And while it is too simplistic to say that the higher cost of watching football has pushed unsavoury elements out, there has been a shift in the way people are expected to behave inside grounds. Offensive chants are still way too commonplace but actual fighting doesn’t happen very often.”[14]
    Subculture[edit]

    Football hooligans often appear less interested in the football match itself than in the associated violence, engaging in behaviour which will risk their being arrested before the match, denied admittance to the stadium or ejected during the progress of the match.
    Hooligan groups often associate themselves with, and congregate in, a specific part of their team’s stadium, called in England an “end”, and sometimes use this in naming their firms.
    In the UK, 1960s and early 1970s football hooliganism was associated with the skinhead subculture. Subsequently, the “casual” subculture transformed the British football hooligan scene. Instead of wearing skinhead-style, working class clothes, which readily identified hooligans to the police, firm members began wearing designer clothes and expensive “offhand” sportswear (clothing worn without careful attention to practical considerations).[15]
    Politics[edit]

    In a number of countries, football hooliganism is associated with nationalist and far-right politics, often at a superficial level such as crude racism. Racist abuse of non-white players is common in Europe.

    International Hooliganism
    Hooligans who can afford the time and money may follow the national team on its journeys to away matches and engage in hooligan behaviour against the hooligans of the home team. They may also become involved in disorder involving the general public. While national-level firms do not exist in the form of club-level firms, hooligans supporting the national team may use a collective name indicating their allegiance.

    Nomenclature
    In some countries hooligans are known as “Ultras”, implying extreme violence and fanaticism. Other terms commonly used in connection with hooligan firms include “army”, “boys”, “casuals”, and “crew”. Hooligan-led violence has been called “aggro” (short for “aggravation”) and “bovver” (the Cockney pronunciation of “bother”, i.e. trouble). To “run” opposing hooligans is to make them flee.

    Anti-Hooligan Measures
    Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards “ingwe”, FKL, KPL, Police and civil authorities in various countries including Kenya with hooligan problems should take the following measures, including:

    1. banning items that could be used as weapons or missiles in stadia, and searching suspected hooligans.

    2. banning identified hooligans from stadia, either formally via judicial orders, or informally by denying them admittance on the day.

    3. moving to all-seated stadia, which reduces the risk of disorderly crowd movement
    segregating opposing fans, and fencing enclosures to keep fans away from each other and off the pitch.

    4. banning opposing fans from matches and/or ordering specific matches to be played behind closed doors.

    5. compiling registers of known hooligans

    6. restricting the ability of known hooligans to travel away matches or overseas

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  31. Dan Original

    Now that we have been rewarded SONY points due to hooliganism I see Gor being the main victims of this decision unless our fans change their attitude next season

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  32. Dan Original

    Despite the sour erlations between Ge need to beat HomeBoyz to give SONY a chance of escaping relegation. We also need to surpass Loga’s target of 60 points. I know Ingwe will easily ‘award’ HomeBoyz during their last match so we need to also assist our own

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  33. BERNHARD BINDAR

    GOR MAHIA FC , needs to come out of the box and stop competing with local clubs and always think of MAN CITY , BARCELONA as competitors ..

    We have now have a platform after winning the 2013 kpl cup.

    LETS DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY to GROW.

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