9 Oct 14

Gor Mahia official Naima Aketch has announced that there are new jerseys available for sale. The Joma labeled jerrseys will be available for sale at the club offices located at Nyayo Stadium, Sports Jazz shop at Kenya Cinema second floor. This according to a story on futaa.com

For Kisumu based fans the jerseys will be available at Urban Radio Sports day set for 11 October.

If these jerseys become popular, it is inevitable that there will be plenty of illicit knock-offs available. To support the club, fans need to buy only from approved locations. Several months ago, the club chairman Ambrose Rachier indicated that the club did not make money from jersey sales because virtually all the jerseys being sold were knock-offs.

Fracas at the Stadium

Meanwhile Naima Aketch, popularly known as Ferrari min Bentley was apparently involved in a fracas at the City stadium last weekend.

According to eye witnesses, Anima, Gor’s deputy Secretary General, simply walked to where Kisero was seated, slapped her in the face and then hit her with an expensive smartphone. “I don’t know why she attacked me. I was seated with friends and sort of turned my face into her slap. Before I could comprehend what was going on, she hit me with her phone and walked off,” narrated Kisero to the Standard.
However, Ferrari refuted the claims, saying she only challenged her to explain why she was spreading rumours that she (Anima) was moving around with the Ulinzi captain. Ochola is Kisero’s husband- even though the two have since separated, while Anima is married to an ardent Gor fan she met during a football match. Anima went ahead to say, “I filed a report at Nyayo Stadium Police Station on September 22, way before that incident. Kisero has been telling people that I am dating her ex-husband, Stephen Ochola. This really annoyed me because Ochola and I have been good friends for a very long time now. I am married and my husband knows about my friendship with Ochola,” said Anima. Both were members of Kogalo divas

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20 Comments.

  • sylvester says:

    Magi to ang’o kendo………… administrator plse, give us stories that would help our club grow and not personal retrogressive issues.

  • Eric says:

    WHY INTERJECT THIS CRAP INTO A GOOD STORY!

    PLEASE KEEP THIS HOGWASH FROM US.

    KOGALO FOR EVER!

  • jathur gi ji says:

    We want to buy the kit fullstop; the matter of “animaaal” and “kiseraaa” has nothing to do with it.And please my fellows only from authorized club outlets.

  • Dan Original says:

    @Admin, who cares who moves with who, where. Give us Gor stories. There is plenty of them. If no story then go interview the EC, TB, players or even fans on what their expectations are for the next 4 weeks

  • Sam Muga says:

    OOOOOH NO! Admin you have let K’ogalo down.Those are personal matters, and please don’t mix it with a very important issue like marketing of the jerseys. NKT

  • Jakoyo says:

    Yajowa admin…..who sleeps in whose bedroom and who is dating who within the kogallo circles has nothing to with us bloggers…..are we turning this respectful sight into a gossip column or gutter press.

    Porojo hatutaki lakini JERSEY Tutanunua! I have my jersey as we speak

  • jasawagongo says:

    The admin must have posted this story on his individual capacity and not as an editor of Gor mahia.net.
    Any way, you have mixed very serious business with gossip hence watering down the importance of the story.

  • Ochigah says:

    @6 How much is the T/Shirt I have mzungu friend who is interested in buying the genuine K’Ogalo T/Shirt

  • ODUOR12 says:

    The jersey’s are 2,000 both I think the price is the same for Wazungu, Wafrika, Chinese, Japanese etc.

    Good people here are the links I promised.
    http://www.thenews.coop/article/football-clubs-celebrate-co-operation-champions-league-final

    http://www.thenews.coop/37952/news/co-operatives/fc-barcelona-more-club/

    Whether you call it sacco, cooperative or a company what is needed is a more structured membership with reasonable monthly contributions. To me amounts above 500.00/month will disenfranchise a lot of potential members.

  • OGANGO TRAILER says:

    @jakoyo how do you look in the original jersey? I believe it must be very “realistic” with you or is it “optimistic” as per the our current table standings Have an “optimistic” day.

    @Admin how on earth does this good 4 nothing maggots find space in this site with their “MPANGO ZA KANDO” episodes. CHIRAA..!

  • Mwakio P says:

    Admin, why do you mix good news with retrogressive gossip? Mpango ya kando should be deleted from site. We are less concerned with personal matters. Please tell us more about Gor Mahia.

  • oswozo moziek says:

    for me thats a juicy story and very welcome.keep it up admin….welcome break from soccer now that we are on an international break.

    please bloggers lets not pretend here.we all want to hear and read such gossip…its part of life.tell me you did not read about chiek tiote and his 2 wives and mistress…or about what akina evra and ribery did while on duty for france!c’mon people stop trying to wish away the obvious and be a bit more realistic….such is life!!!

  • Eric Yuko says:

    Administrator unless you want to turn yourself into a QUACK Admin, then bring us such kind of reports. For you to be useful to us you could be by now telling us how to identify the genuine jersey from the fake one, the launch date, the prices etc… and maybe the transfer market gossips. Please make yourself useful to us, but for this Naima, Amina, Kisera, kisero, Ochola, Kasaya item is out of tune as far as I am concern. KEL NWA GIMA NYALO KONYOWA BWANA…!!!???

  • Ja Tingare says:

    Folks stop complaining. Run to the store, buy the jersey and support your club. I am leaving Yala tomorrow on my way to Kisumu, hoping to find the new jersey.

  • Mwakio P says:

    @Oduor12, you are spot on the sites given. This confirms that you are researching and reading widely. Meanwhile below is the entire article from the site as reported in http://www.thenews.coop/39599/news/co-operatives/football-clubs-celebrate-co-operation-champions-league-final/

    Thousands of fans will be shouting for their team during this weekend’s Champions League final, and it is also a chance for co-operators to shout co-operation.

    The final, due to take place on 25 May at Wembley Stadium, London, features Bayer Munich and Borussia Dortmund, two German football clubs owned by their supporters.

    This year, co-operatively-owned football clubs have had a tremendous run in Champions League with Barcelona and Real Madrid being the other two semi-finalists.

    Co-op ownership has proven to be very successful in Germany and Spain. Thirty three out of the 36 clubs in the Bundesliga are owned by their supporters and none of them has entered into administration over the past 42 years. Fans own at least 51 per cent of the club, which means that no individual can take control of the club. In the case of Bayer Munich, 130,000 fans own 84 per cent of the club.

    The same applies to Borussia Dortmund, with the majority of the club’s shares being owned by its supporters. Since fans are the ones owning the clubs, the tickets also come at more affordable prices.

    Kevin Rye, Network Development Manager at Supporters Direct, said co-op football clubs are a better alternative because they get supporters involved as major stakeholders. In his view, the co-op structure is much more reflective of what a football club is.

    He believes that co-operatives make “better football clubs” and “better businesses”. And co-op football clubs engage with the communities more, according to Mr Rye, by being able to build a real connection with their fans.

    The co-op alternative, he added, tends to be considered only in crisis situation. However, clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid or Bayer Munich prove that this model is sustainable on long-term.

  • Mwakio P says:

    @oduor12 the last article is posted below:-
    http://www.thenews.coop/37952/news/co-operatives/fc-barcelona-more-club/

    FC Barcelona: More than a club!
    Article by Martin LaSalle

    FC Barcelona is one of the most popular soccer teams on the planet. Its Catalan motto, Més que un club (more than a club), says a lot about how it’s run: Did you know it’s a cooperative?

    Barça, as the Barcelona-based team is more affectionately known to its 150 million fans worldwide, was founded in 1899. Today, the club is much more than just a soccer team: it’s a major sports empire, comprising 13 different professional and amateur teams in sports ranging from handball to hockey. As a cooperative sporting association, it has more than 175,000 members, all of whom have a voice in deciding the direction and future of the club. With an annual revenue of more than 400 million euros—that’s over half a billion US dollars—it’s one of the richest soccer clubs in the world.

    And they’re a success on the soccer field, too. Barça is a 21-time champion of Spain’s La Liga championship and 26-time champion of the Copa del Rey; last year, the team brought home its fourth European Cup (Champion League).

    Taking guidance from cooperative principles

    So what’s the driving force behind all this success? A solid organizational foundation based on proven cooperative principles:

    Open and voluntary membership: Anyone can become a member (adults, seniors, children—even newborns!). The cost of a 2012 adult membership is 124.50 euros (around US$160).

    Democratic member control: Its members can be elected to the board of directors or vote to appoint directors, including the president.

    Members’ economic participation: The members oversee the club’s financial health through decisions on such issues as the cost of membership and season ticket prices. They even have a say over the sales and marketing of team merchandise.

    Community involvement: As approved by its members, the club pays 0.7% of its ordinary income to the FC Barcelona Foundation for its international development programs. The Foundation has signed an agreement with UNICEF to donate 1.5 million euros to the organization every year and feature the UNICEF logo on the team’s iconic maroon and blue striped jerseys.

    Here’s hoping that the success of such a prestigious organization can serve as an inspiration to all the companies considering entering the ever-expanding world of cooperatives.

  • Mwakio P says:

    Below is also insightful news about Germany football.

    What Premier League clubs can learn from Germany

    Article by Anca Voinea
    9 August 2013

    As the Co-operative Party announces a campaign to bring football fans the ‘right to buy’ a failing club, Co-operative News examines why Germany has been highlighted as the blueprint for fans’ engagement in the sport . . .

    In Germany football clubs abide by the principle of “50+1 ownership”, which means that fans own at least 51 per cent of the club and no one group or investor can take control of the club.

    The rule enables fans to invest in their clubs, while preventing foreign investors from taking over. Fans show a higher level of commitment to the club, while investors can decide to sell the club at any time.

    Bundesliga and Champions League winners, Bayern Munich is run as a private company that is 84 per cent owned by its 130,000 fans.

    This model enables supporters to be involved as major stakeholders and to have a real say in the way in which the club is run.

    Due to this rule, German football clubs are also more likely to build a real connection with their fans and get more involved in the local communities.

    Debt is also banned in Bundesliga. By contrast, top Premier League clubs are faced with a debt burden — Manchester United (£366m), Chelsea (£878m), Liverpool (£87m) and Arsenal (£98m). Because a high percentage of their revenue comes from broadcasting the games, rather than ticketing, some Premier League clubs are less inclined to encourage more supporters to come to the game by lowering ticket prices.

    This is not the case in Germany, where football clubs get only 30 per cent of their revenue from broadcast. Furthermore, according to police data, Manchester United’s team has not have a single crowd over 70,000. Last season, all of Bayern Munich’s games sold out, meaning that every single game played on Alianz Arena stadium was in front of a full house.

    With fans being the ones actually running the club, ticket prices are more affordable. Bundesliga fans pay on average £207 for a season ticket, as opposed to £468 in the Premier League. Bayern Munich fans can pay as little as £12 for a game and £104 for a season ticket. This explains why Bayern Munich had sold out 16 out of their 17 league home games for the 2013-2014 season before the new campaign had even started.

  • Mwakio P says:

    Another great article on co-operative

    Report backs co-op solution for crisis clubs
    Article by Co-operative News

    FOOTBALL clubs could overcome many of their financial difficulties by embracing community ownership as a mechanism for delivering long-term stability, according to a new report from the Co-operative Party think-tank, Mutuo.

    Writing in Back Home*, Dr Christine Oughton, Director of the Football Governance Research Centre at the University of London, argues that the current financial crisis in football has exposed the weakness of the traditional company model, which is often over-reliant on the financial support of a small group of people, and that community ownership could provide a more sustainable business model for clubs.

    The report suggests that clubs should consider adopting the ownership model, a form of co-operative society developed by Mutuo.

    This would offer membership to a wider range of stakeholders including fans, local businesses and other parties with an interest in the health of the club, and thus attract greater, and more secure, investment.

    The report also provides examples of the possibilities that exist for transforming stadia into hubs for activities such as other sports, education, music, enterprise and healthcare.

    Mutuality is not new in football. Clubs including Arsenal, Leicester City and Manchester United originated as membership organisations rooted in their local communities. And more recently Supporters’ Trusts, which give fans a collective say in how their clubs are run, have sprung up in clubs at all levels throughout Britain.

    Mutuo’s Director Peter Hunt (pictured) says: `The experience of many clubs recently is that when times are tough it is the local community who are the only ones prepared to dig deep and support the club financially.

    `It is the local supporters who are helping and saving many clubs in their current financial peril, but the need to please shareholders and the markets has meant that the fans and the local community, the bedrock of a sustainable club, are too often marginalised.`
    Added Mr Hunt: `Clubs would benefit enormously from adopting a business model which harnesses community commitment more effectively.`

    Clubs such as Macclesfield Town and Brentford have already taken a lead in using their stadia more widely to raise revenue.

    Dr Christine Oughton comments: `Clubs must enlist the support of whole communities if they are to transform themselves and survive. Even if they do not decide to become fully mutual, they can widen their appeal and increase their revenue stream by making better use of their stadia, which are often in locations of great need and crying out for improved facilities.

    `Developing them into centres providing cultural, sporting and educational services would provide employment, help boost loyalty to the club – and bring in revenue from sources not normally associated with football.`

    Allowing football clubs to be set up as mutuals requires a change in the Football Association’s rules. However, the current legislation was designed to prevent clubs being run as unincorporated bodies rather than as a deliberate barrier to mutuality, and could be amended without difficulty.

  • Mwakio P says:

    Another great article……why can’t Gor Mahia move fast with the plan.

    Football co-op are already winners
    Article by Co-operative News

    A FEW weeks ago the Exeter City Supporters’ Trust was battling to keep the football club afloat, but after an audacious run in the FA Cup its £ 750,000 debts are set to be wiped out.
    The club, which is a co-operative owned by its members, reached the third round of the competition and is set to play a rematch with Manchester United.

    A recent draw at Old Trafford led to the rematch at Exeter City’s home ground, St James’ Park. As well as creating more money through ticket sales, the club is reported to have received £ 150,000 from the BBC because the game is being shown live on television.
    Ian Tarr, Chief Executive of the Trust, told the News: “The effect of this FA Cup run, and in particular our third round matches against Manchester United, is still difficult to gauge, because not all the figures are in yet, and there’s also the fourth round to consider. But best estimates are that we will be able to clear all of our past debts and, hopefully, all of our current debts too.”

    The supporters’ trust, an Industrial and Provident Society, is one of two in the country to hold a controlling interest in a professional club. The club is also supported by the Co-operative Group’s South West Region, which has handed over a £ 1,000 grant to help form a board of trustees for the trust.

    The trust took full control of the club 18 months ago when it was left in “ruins” according to Mr Tarr. He said “many significant battles have been fought and won”.

    Despite deals with creditors the club was still left with debts of around £ 750,000, with strict provisions for their repayment. On top of this, the club was also hamstrung by existing contracts which mean that it is still operating at a loss creating further debts.

    Mr Tarr added: “With the band of supporters now running the club having learned many lessons in a short time and being resolved to run the club in an ethical and businesslike manner, we can now confidently look forward to a bright future, when as recently as a few weeks ago the club’s existence beyond October still looked doubtful.

    “So, in short, when you ask about the impact of these matches, it is hard to imagine anything greater happening.”

  • Mwakio P says:

    Final report……..

    Co-operative ownership can address the growing imbalance in football
    UNITED KINGDOM
    Article by Anca Voinea
    3 July 2013

    The greatest challenge for co-operative football clubs is gaining the ability to compete on a level playing field with the other clubs, according to the Chair of Supporters Direct.

    Brian Burgess said it is difficult for clubs owned by supporters’ trusts to compete in financial terms while maintaining a sustainable policy. He said: “We have seen a lot of dreadful examples of clubs got into financial trouble, taking on unsustainable debt.”

    Mr Burgess explained how it is difficult for clubs to invest because of the history of debt, while other clubs had owners that were still trying to behave in a way that chased short-term debt. “That makes it very hard for clubs who are trying to live within their means to compete,” he said.

    Some clubs struggle to compete after they have been taken over by trusts particularly because of their debt legacy. “The only answer to that is fairer regulation,” said the Chair of Supporters Direct. He added that new regulations in League One and League Two are beginning to level the playing field.

    Supporters from across Europe assessed the future of fan ownership at the Summit. Delegates agreed that football needed more community-owned clubs to address the growing imbalance between the Premier League and the rest of the clubs.

    Simon Barrow, a member of the Dumbarton Supporters Trust in Scotland said another challenge is the fact that community ownership is often regarded as a last resort, rather than as a sustainable model.

    Ken Malley, a member of the executive board of FSF and Portsmouth Supporters Trust, said the greatest challenge for the club could be the supporters’ expectations: “We are here because we believe in fan ownership. Our club got into severe financial trouble and eventually it reached the stage where nobody was prepared for buying it except for us, the supporters. A lot of the supporters will expect immediate result. We need a few years to stabilise things.”

    In spite of the challenges faced, delegates agreed that fan ownership is the way forward to secure a sustainable future for football. Andrew Miller, member of Kilmarnock Supporters’ Trust, said fans would always be there for their clubs. “They have an emotional commitment to a football club. Transitioning from single ownership model to community ownership model is a great challenge for us, it’s the most difficult thing to do,” he said.

    With two co-op football clubs in the Champions League final, supporter ownership is the way forward for football, said Steve McCarthy, Chairman of Birmingham City Supporters Trust. “Germany proved it they can have that success together with embracing the fun culture and the community owned culture,” he said.

    Des Lynch, board member of FC United said the German model could provide a good example: “The fact that German football clubs can be taken over by law in Germany is surely the way in which football should go across the world and be less of a business and more of a sport that it used to be.”