With the race for the 2014 Tusker premier league heating up, Gor Mahia fans have established a fund to motivate the players.
All contributions are channeled through M-PESA – 0716 373 503.
The initiative started on Wednesday and according to group treasurer Tony Anelka a sum of Sh100, 000 was realised by close of the day. Anelka also led the initiative to raise funds to defray the medical expenses of former Gor Mahia full back Solomon Nasio.
“We’ve had one of the toughest seasons considering financial status of the club and now that the title is in sight, evil forces are all over to make sure we miss it. Our support as fans has been the main source of joy to a team that has shown great dedication and commitment to the club and followers at large.
“Despite the tides since February, the team have remained focused with one thing in mind – winning the title. We are not far from realizing that dream and together, we believe the dream is achievable. Only two matches to go and as good fans that we’ve always been, let’s forget all haters and focus on our team.
“We can put our hands together for a few days to collect something to motivate and appreciate the good work our team has done and is still doing. It’s been fans’ desires to do something and l think time is ripe to start off the drive that can see us collect the much we can. ” said Anelka
Anelka says the target is to reach fans and enable them to contribute any amount.
“Whatever one can get hold of or whatever one can afford, will be of great significance and will positively change the figures and our players will for sure feel your love beyond the 90 minutes of play.”
And with the winds of bad publicity and sabotage trying very hard to derail the club, this is the time when fans must stand tall to support the club.
Gor Mahia disowns steward
It is now a mystery as to whom the steward who attacked Sofapaka custodian David Okello is. The supposed steward was caught on live television assaulting Okello after he held on to the ball moments after midfielder Geoffrey Kizito scored Gor’s second to reduce the deficit to one forcing referee Nasur Doka to stop the match for over ten minutes.
Secretary General, Chris Omondi now says the steward is not their member.
“As a club we are convinced he is not one of us because our stewards wear blue bibs with numbers on them but from our footage, the person who attacked the keeper was in a red bib.
“We can’t say those who caused fracas were Gor fans because it’s difficult to define who is a real Gor fan. Wearing a Gor jersey doesn’t mean you are a fan and we believe there are people who were hired to harm the clubs’ image and our progress in retaining the title,” Omondi said according to capital FM.