27 Mar 15

Once again Gor Mahia faces an uphill task as they try to raise enough funds to travel to Congo for the return leg against AC Leopards.

According to goal.com, The team needs more than Sh5.2million to cover air fare and accommodation costs while in Congo, Brazzaville. A top club official admitted the struggles and said they are working round the clock to ensure they are able to honor the fixture.

“It is a very expensive venture. The air tickets alone will cost us Sh2.6million. We have been given a bill of Sh18, 000 per night each for accommodation. We are working hard to ensure the team travels and performs well,” the official told goal.com

When Gor Mahia needed to travel to Madagascar to play CNaPs, it was former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth who came to their rescue.

Dirkir Glay to soon play for Gor Mahia

Dirkir Glay has been conspicuosly missing from Gor Mahia league matches of late due to the fact that his work permit has not been processed.

According to club official Ronald Ngala, his paperwork has already been submitted and the club is awaiting a response from the ministry of labor.
“We have already received communication from the authorities confirming receipt of our documents and soon we’ll get Glay cleared for domestic competition.” said Ngala to the Standard.
One is left to wonder why the club has not had enough foresight to apply for his work permit ahead of time, given that they signed him two months ago.Glay’s inclusion in the defence will help shore up what has proven to be a less than solid department.


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23 Comments.

  • Ingo says:

    It doesn’t make sense to spend 5 million knowing very well you are going to loose. Not good economics

    • Mwakio P says:

      Ingo go and tell Ingwe with your brainless mind. It is better to make appearance as compared to Ingwe which have now two confused teams.

    • Sam Muga says:

      Ingo do you know the consequences of not honoring the game? Don’t display your ignorance to the public. K’ogalo will travel and will come back with a victory.

  • oswozo moziek says:

    @mwakio and muga..dont argue with a loser.he will always see things negatively….hence the reason why he has nothing between his ears!!

  • ODUOR12 says:

    Former Got Mahia reject’s club ( Logarusic,Salim, Timonah,Kasaya etc) aka AFC Leopards make even less sense by hiring one expensive expatriate coach and paying him in advance, yet they have not paid players their 3 months’ salary.
    Jokago let stop the begging, Show some PRIDE and self sponsor our club.
    Its time to Gor Mahilization.

  • jathur gi ji says:

    Ingo, am taken aback by the ignorance you have displayed with your comments here. The money is to meet expenses and not to buy victory though I do not know how you people at Ingwe do it.

  • jakoyo says:

    Call for harambee. ……simple as that . We live to plan another day ….that’s the reality in africa. It’s tough.

    • collins says:

      Your wish has been granted….harrrambee pap….hiyo ndiyo habari

      • I think Ingo’s comments also adds some spice to this forum. Let him express himself, regardless of whatever he says. That aside, the Kogalo Movement need to ask for a meeting with the EC so that we can explore ways of making GM self sustainable. Charity begins at home. What do we have on the table as we seek for sponsors?

  • Le Pastre says:

    The season 2015 kicked off 3 weeks ago. Here is a brief look at how well the top teams
    and contenders for the title are likely to perform when the League ends in November 2015.

    NB: A title winning team must have in its rank a striker capable of hitting 15-20 goals a season and a mean defence that concedes less.

    AFC Leopards:
    The team has gone through its usual ritualistic wranglings that has left many of an ardent EFUSI
    Leopards fan confused. Why they cannot get it right both on and off the field is still a mystery to many. The oldest club in Kenya has maintained almost the same team as last year with the exception of a few expensive departures and a glut of new signings whose qualities remain unmitigated. Notable departures include Matasi, Mieno, Masika, Okwemba, Kadenge, Musalia and Situma. The qualities of most of the incoming players i.e. Ngama, Ndugwa, Dodi, Dialo, Ndaaka, Chris Kariuku and Mata can be classified as UNKNOWN at this level. Martin Kiiza was a perennial bench warmer at Tusker last season. The team looks imbalanced as the midfield and defence are crying out for more bodies and experience. A midfield of Imbalambala, Wanyonyi, Mudde, Seda, Duncan Otieno, and Mangoli does not strike fear into many an opponent’s heart. They have done well to hang onto Mangoli and Kelli, hoping that they have cleared their heads and are ready to mix it with the best in Kenya. The defence and the midfield has been listed as having only 8 players each while there are 9 strikers in the team. Even the European Champions (Real Madrid) has in its playing unit not more than 5 strikers!! The sheer number of the registered strikers speaks volumes about their quality – They are trying to make up for the missing quality with quantity. The blatant neglect of the midfield and the defence summarizes the gun-ho manner in which Chingwe Leopards carried out their recruitment. AFC Leopards needed to have gone for a strong defensive unit complimented by a very good midfield if they are to succeed this year. Musa Mudde as an
    anchor man is past it and the sooner AFC Leopards replaces him with a younger, more dynamic
    midfielder, the better. The returning Anthony Kimani will provide competition at the back. Players to watch: Jackson Sale, Imbalambala, Mangoli and Kelli. The team will struggle if the strikers do not find their scoring boots early. Kelli has to start scoring goals or he will be termed as a one hit –wonder. It is almost a foregone conclusion that Logarusic, sooner than later will declare a half the team as full of rotten potatoes starting with the strikers. CONCLUSION: Every title winning team usually has a 15-20 goals a season striker. Unless Efusi finds one in their rank, they will not compete for the title once again. Verdict: Efusi Leopards will do well to reach the top four, otherwise I can see them finishing 5th.

    Gor Mahia:
    With a playing unit of 27 players, Gor Mahia has the most well balanced team in the 2015 Kenya Premier League . Among the 27 payers in the defending Champions camp are 14 new recruits. Therefore, this team can be termed as both old and new. In Coach Frank Nutall, Gor Mahia has a master tactician and their coming together seems like a match made in heaven. Gor Mahia did a specification driven recruitment and this should improve the overall quality of the team. This kind of recruitment had never been done in a long time here at Gor Mahia. Coach F. Nutall realized that our number one goalkeeper, Jeremy F. Onyango needed competition to remain at the top of his game. He signed the ever reliable, cool, calm and collected Boniface Oluoch to challenge Jerry for the right to stand between our post. He has already won over the fans by his performances and Jerry will have to improve a lot if he is to regain his position as the indisputable no.1 at Kogalo. The
    need for natural full backs cannot be over elaborated. The coach needed new natural full backs so as to introduce his new formation of moving Walusimbi further forward. This has allowed the team to benefit from his speed and pinpoint crosses into the opponent’s box. Oluoch and Musa have since reverted to their natural playing positions.i.e Central Defence. He went and got the best that the regional market could offer in the man with the wicked left foot- Abouba Sibomana and the equally talented and forward thinking Nzigiyimana. These two players have undoubtedly improved our defensive and offensive units especially with their marauding runs on the flanks.

    When we lost Danny Sserunkuma, Calabar and Kizito, the three players that many believe won for us the 2014 TPL title, many wrote us off as contenders for the 2015 KPL Championship. Coach F. Nutall has outwitted even the wily fox that is Sam Timbe and the self proclaimed Lion – Matano, by bringing in capable replacements in Olunga, Glay, Aucho and Wendo, just to mention a few. Glay has remained the warrior that we knew he was while acquitting himself very well with our playing style. Ernest Wendo, with the exception of the two fullbacks looks the capture of the season for me. He is not afraid to mix it with the big boys. He is comfortable on/with the ball, whether in the air or on the floor and loves to tackle just like Gatusso. His size is imposing for his age and can beat his man either with skills or brute force, (We can call him the new Paul Pogba). May be he is the one reason Gatusso is no longer at ease sitting on the bench. We still love you Gatusso and we need your experience and drive. Our coaches will decide whom to field and in what kind of matches. This is what Wenger would call ‘a good problem’- When a team has two quality players in each position. As at now, the battle for the Central places has intensified between Gatusso, Aucho and Wendo while Eric looks to have given up. The 3 players are solid, efficient and capable of
    erasing any memories of Kizito that still lingers on in our minds. The athleticism and dynamism of our midfielders is a joy to watch and their ability to recycle possession over and over is already causing our opponents nightmare. Chemelil F.C are the latest team to be over-run everywhere in the field. Olunga is not Sserunkuma and he will never be, but he has his unique style that is already appealing to the Kogalo fan base. He is physically imposing and with very quick feet unlike in the last 5 years when we have had pint sized strikers- easily bundled off the ball (just look at the late Mureu, Blackberry, Rama and Danny!!!) His heading ability, ball control and anticipation will become better as he piles up the games. He is not easy to disposes and his running the channels and off the ball will improve eventually. Whatever Olunga lacks now, he will learn from his coaches and fellow players. Olunga has awoken in us the spirit of one time golden boy of Kogalo – Steve
    “Brigadier” Odiaga. His height, runs, hold up play, shooting and physicality makes the memories of
    Odiaga flood back. The only difference is that he is left footed while Odiaga was right footed. Marking Olunga is going to be many defenders’ nightmare, and if in doubt just ask Felly Mulumba, Willis Ouma and the CNaPS defenders. The boy will improve on the 9 TPL goals that he scored last season while playing at Thika Utd. This is the platform Michael; the road to greatness has been thrust upon you, go for it as many before you have done. For a change, our strikers (Meddie and Olunga) are going to be the ones bullying the opposing defenders in the TPL. The return of Abondo ‘teargas’, the signing of Ronald Omino, Innocent Wafula and the eventual capture of the rugged warhorse Meddie Kagere can only be described as inspired. The players signed
    have improved the general quality of our squad in every department:- attack, defence and the midfield. Even the untested Martin Werunga looks likely to develop into a cultured defender while Innocent Wafula is going to be a handful for many full backs with his pace. Omino has the composure and the vision to thread passes to unlock any stubborn defences. The dead ball specialist that is Ali Abondo will help drag many defences out of position with his movement as he mesmerizes them with his goals. Bernard Odhiambo can hope to replicate his brother’s performances as well as inherit his former jersey,:- number- 15. He has the ability and discipline to succeed at Gor Mahia. The older players who merited playing for Gor Mahia from the season 2015 going forward were retained at the end of last season. They remain valuable members of this very competitive and talented Gor Mahia side.” You are the reason why Gor Mahia is where it is today”. But we must hasten to remind you that the hard work continues until we are back ruling the East Africa soccer space as well as making meaningful inroads in the African Football
    landscape. Jerry, D. Juma, Oluoch, Musa, Shakava, Emuge, Pierre, Bruno, Gatusso, Erico, Walusimbi, Blackberry and Timothy, you are all our heroes but don’t sleep on your laurels. The team that Gor Mahia is building is not for the fainthearted but for warriors. This is a team where healthy competition for positions is encouraged, a team where determination, hard work, ability, discipline, form and class will be rewarded. No position is going to be a preserve of any player, whether old or new, captain or assistant. We MUST collectively fold our sleeves, put our hands on the plough and be ever so determined not to look back until we return Gor Mahia to the apex of African Football, where we rightfully belong. Those that will qualify to wear the green and white jersey of Kogalo on match days will do so proudly, and on merit. Jerry has a worthy challenger in B. Oluoch. I expect Kevin Oluoch, Shakava, Emuge and Bruno to challenge for defensive positions. Our utility man- Simone Pierre will always be available to stake a claim on any position available except the goalkeeper’s jersey. As for the midfield, the gauntlet has been thrown and it is up to Gatusso, Walusimbi and Eric Ochieng to challenge the new arrivals. Timothy Otieno and Blackberry cannot avoid the tantalizing competition that is brewing between them, Olunga and Kagere. As for us the followers, let us not tire in dipping our hands into our pockets as we selflessly contribute towards building the brand that is Gor Mahia. A people united together under God the Almighty with one purpose will never fail. FORWARD!!!

  • dawaplus says:

    hi guys i love u pple,hav been following this sight and it seem to hav mature pple. apart from a few who dont appreciate even when there is positivity let us pray for ingwe and hope they give kogalo a worthy competition,am waiting for kichapo kisure which kogalo will inflict on our worthy semko;wheither gor loose to other teams but natal sud not loose to semko.hapa kijijini watu wanawesa kuwa meba ya tim kama kunamasuri tim naptia back.harambee sud be plan b.

    • dawaplus says:

      bw.mwakio u hav been voice of reason and i often like the way u tacle issue here.u often dont abuse anyone butspeak on issue at hand,jakoyo also tries to be focused and speak his mind wheither ulike it or not there are many good pple in this sight apart from afew who often loose focus on what is being discussed and uleta utani mwingi.can someone talk to this office and tell them they should talk to one of telecommunication firm so they hold raffle competion in which one win say 1000000 and other p

  • dawaplus says:

    bw.mwakio someone from this site should comeout and help GMFC start implimenting some of this great ideas,can someone remember the blueprint put inplace by the narc govt. some of the wonderful projects being implimented now are from that blueprint,that is why it is not amust this office to impliment ideas in this site but another new office.dan oswozo and my good accuintance kazi kwetu.

  • Jaupanda says:

    @ Ingo you have just confirmed why Ingwe is starved of fans at the stadium and consequently cash. They do not want to spend no wonder in the last played match gate charges were revised downwards and still they did not want to attend. It is a culture that is so embedded. Evidence,” Kangemi Matatus, the makanga says kangemi mbao and from the crowd a voice is heard niko na kumi” Everything has a risk. Weather we loose or not the experience gained will be felt in this country. Just like the other day, the chemelil sugar coach said “Gor were ruthless and dangerous” What do I say yawa.

  • Le Pastre says:

    The season 2015 kicked off 3 weeks ago. Here is a brief look at how well the top teams
    and contenders for the title are likely to perform when the League ends in November 2015.

    NB: A title winning team must have in its rank a striker capable of hitting 15-20 goals a season and a mean defence that concedes less.

    AFC Leopards:
    The team has gone through its usual ritualistic wranglings that has left many of an ardent EFUSI
    Leopards fan confused. Why they cannot get it right both on and off the field is still a mystery to many. The oldest club in Kenya has maintained almost the same team as last year with the exception of a few expensive departures and a glut of new signings whose qualities remain unmitigated. Notable departures include Matasi, Mieno, Masika, Okwemba, Kadenge, Musalia and Situma. The qualities of most of the incoming players i.e. Ngama, Ndugwa, Dodi, Dialo, Ndaaka, Chris Kariuku and Mata can be classified as UNKNOWN at this level. Martin Kiiza was a perennial bench warmer at Tusker last season. The team looks imbalanced as the midfield and defence are crying out for more bodies and experience. A midfield of Imbalambala, Wanyonyi, Mudde, Seda, Duncan Otieno, and Mangoli does not strike fear into many an opponent’s heart. They have done well to hang onto Mangoli and Kelli, hoping that they have cleared their heads and are ready to mix it with the best in Kenya. The defence and the midfield has been listed as having only 8 players each while there are 9 strikers in the team. Even the European Champions (Real Madrid) has in its playing unit not more than 5 strikers!! The sheer number of the registered strikers speaks volumes about their quality – They are trying to make up for the missing quality with quantity. The blatant neglect of the midfield and the defence summarizes the gun-ho manner in which Chingwe Leopards carried out their recruitment. AFC Leopards needed to have gone for a strong defensive unit complimented by a very good midfield if they are to succeed this year. Musa Mudde as an
    anchor man is past it and the sooner AFC Leopards replaces him with a younger, more dynamic
    midfielder, the better. The returning Anthony Kimani will provide competition at the back. Players to watch: Jackson Sale, Imbalambala, Mangoli and Kelli. The team will struggle if the strikers do not find their scoring boots early. Kelli has to start scoring goals or he will be termed as a one hit –wonder. It is almost a foregone conclusion that Logarusic, sooner than later will declare a half the team as full of rotten potatoes starting with the strikers. CONCLUSION: Every title winning team usually has a 15-20 goals a season striker. Unless Efusi finds one in their rank, they will not compete for the title once again. Verdict: Efusi Leopards will do well to reach the top four, otherwise I can see them finishing 5th.

    Gor Mahia:
    With a playing unit of 27 players, Gor Mahia has the most well balanced team in the 2015 Kenya Premier League . Among the 27 payers in the defending Champions camp are 14 new recruits. Therefore, this team can be termed as both old and new. In Coach Frank Nutall, Gor Mahia has a master tactician and their coming together seems like a match made in heaven. Gor Mahia did a specification driven recruitment and this should improve the overall quality of the team. This kind of recruitment had never been done in a long time here at Gor Mahia. Coach F. Nutall realized that our number one goalkeeper, Jeremy F. Onyango needed competition to remain at the top of his game. He signed the ever reliable, cool, calm and collected Boniface Oluoch to challenge Jerry for the right to stand between our post. He has already won over the fans by his performances and Jerry will have to improve a lot if he is to regain his position as the indisputable no.1 at Kogalo. The
    need for natural full backs cannot be over elaborated. The coach needed new natural full backs so as to introduce his new formation of moving Walusimbi further forward. This has allowed the team to benefit from his speed and pinpoint crosses into the opponent’s box. Oluoch and Musa have since reverted to their natural playing positions.i.e Central Defence. He went and got the best that the regional market could offer in the man with the wicked left foot- Abouba Sibomana and the equally talented and forward thinking Nzigiyimana. These two players have undoubtedly improved our defensive and offensive units especially with their marauding runs on the flanks.

    When we lost Danny Sserunkuma, Calabar and Kizito, the three players that many believe won for us the 2014 TPL title, many wrote us off as contenders for the 2015 KPL Championship. Coach F. Nutall has outwitted even the wily fox that is Sam Timbe and the self proclaimed Lion – Matano, by bringing in capable replacements in Olunga, Glay, Aucho and Wendo, just to mention a few. Glay has remained the warrior that we knew he was while acquitting himself very well with our playing style. Ernest Wendo, with the exception of the two fullbacks looks the capture of the season for me. He is not afraid to mix it with the big boys. He is comfortable on/with the ball, whether in the air or on the floor and loves to tackle just like Gatusso. His size is imposing for his age and can beat his man either with skills or brute force, (We can call him the new Paul Pogba). May be he is the one reason Gatusso is no longer at ease sitting on the bench. We still love you Gatusso and we need your experience and drive. Our coaches will decide whom to field and in what kind of matches. This is what Wenger would call ‘a good problem’- When a team has two quality players in each position. As at now, the battle for the Central places has intensified between Gatusso, Aucho and Wendo while Eric looks to have given up. The 3 players are solid, efficient and capable of
    erasing any memories of Kizito that still lingers on in our minds. The athleticism and dynamism of our midfielders is a joy to watch and their ability to recycle possession over and over is already causing our opponents nightmare. Chemelil F.C are the latest team to be over-run everywhere in the field. Olunga is not Sserunkuma and he will never be, but he has his unique style that is already appealing to the Kogalo fan base. He is physically imposing and with very quick feet unlike in the last 5 years when we have had pint sized strikers- easily bundled off the ball (just look at the late Mureu, Blackberry, Rama and Danny!!!) His heading ability, ball control and anticipation will become better as he piles up the games. He is not easy to disposes and his running the channels and off the ball will improve eventually. Whatever Olunga lacks now, he will learn from his coaches and fellow players. Olunga has awoken in us the spirit of one time golden boy of Kogalo – Steve
    “Brigadier” Odiaga. His height, runs, hold up play, shooting and physicality makes the memories of
    Odiaga flood back. The only difference is that he is left footed while Odiaga was right footed. Marking Olunga is going to be many defenders’ nightmare, and if in doubt just ask Felly Mulumba, Willis Ouma and the CNaPS defenders. The boy will improve on the 9 TPL goals that he scored last season while playing at Thika Utd. This is the platform Michael; the road to greatness has been thrust upon you, go for it as many before you have done. For a change, our strikers (Meddie and Olunga) are going to be the ones bullying the opposing defenders in the TPL. The return of Abondo ‘teargas’, the signing of Ronald Omino, Innocent Wafula and the eventual capture of the rugged warhorse Meddie Kagere can only be described as inspired. The players signed
    have improved the general quality of our squad in every department:- attack, defence and the midfield. Even the untested Martin Werunga looks likely to develop into a cultured defender while Innocent Wafula is going to be a handful for many full backs with his pace. Omino has the composure and the vision to thread passes to unlock any stubborn defences. The dead ball specialist that is Ali Abondo will help drag many defences out of position with his movement as he mesmerizes them with his goals. Bernard Odhiambo can hope to replicate his brother’s performances as well as inherit his former jersey,:- number- 15. He has the ability and discipline to succeed at Gor Mahia. The older players who merited playing for Gor Mahia from the season 2015 going forward were retained at the end of last season. They remain valuable members of this very competitive and talented Gor Mahia side.” You are the reason why Gor Mahia is where it is today”. But we must hasten to remind you that the hard work continues until we are back ruling the East Africa soccer space as well as making meaningful inroads in the African Football
    landscape. Jerry, D. Juma, Oluoch, Musa, Shakava, Emuge, Pierre, Bruno, Gatusso, Erico, Walusimbi, Blackberry and Timothy, you are all our heroes but don’t sleep on your laurels. The team that Gor Mahia is building is not for the fainthearted but for warriors. This is a team where healthy competition for positions is encouraged, a team where determination, hard work, ability, discipline, form and class will be rewarded. No position is going to be a preserve of any player, whether old or new, captain or assistant. We MUST collectively fold our sleeves, put our hands on the plough and be ever so determined not to look back until we return Gor Mahia to the apex of African Football, where we rightfully belong. Those that will qualify to wear the green and white jersey of Kogalo on match days will do so proudly, and on merit. Jerry has a worthy challenger in B. Oluoch. I expect Kevin Oluoch, Shakava, Emuge and Bruno to challenge for defensive positions. Our utility man- Simone Pierre will always be available to stake a claim on any position available except the goalkeeper’s jersey. As for the midfield, the gauntlet has been thrown and it is up to Gatusso, Walusimbi and Eric Ochieng to challenge the new arrivals. Timothy Otieno and Blackberry cannot avoid the tantalizing competition that is brewing between them, Olunga and Kagere. As for us the followers, let us not tire in dipping our hands into our pockets as we selflessly contribute towards building the brand that is Gor Mahia. A people united together under God the Almighty with one purpose will never fail. FORWARD!!! Gor Mahia will win the Championship with 3 matches to spare.

  • bob says:

    Waa! Le Pastre ama the pastor, you really have substance, ibara ndasi.

  • Eric from Juba says:

    Le Pastre many thanks for the pinpoint analysis!

    We adore our boys and wish them all the best.

    In triumph and glory, in defeat and sorrow K’Ogalo for ever !!

    • Bobi Odiko says:

      I fully associate with Le Pastre and pity Ingo as Ingwe struggles on……but he spices this forum…… In Burundi for meetings and GorMahia is a household name here……K’Ogalo forever!

  • papa says:

    my friends…. Im reading from goalie that we have a fundraising on tuesfay??? wgy should we read from competition??????i have tried my hearts out to make a point to tjis office but everyone is okay with the situation…..

  • Walter Alando Bwoga says:

    I thought accommodation while at Congo is the host’s responsibility so the team only needs air tickets and bonuses/allowances?