15 May 18

After putting up a solid performance in front of a capacity crowd Gor Mahia will now train their guns on USM Alger of Algeria as they seek their first win in the 2018 CAF Confederations cup group stage. Whereas Gor Mahia played to a scoreless draw against Hull City USM Alger played their most recent league match on Friday May 11 against 11th placed Jeunesse Sportive Kabylie. They were upset 3-2. This is a defeat that bodes well for Gor Mahia.

It will be a tall order against them however. They score many goals via lightning quick counter attacks and use the flanks effectively. Coach Kerr is well aware of the threat.

“We’ll be facing a very strong, tactically aware, and quick USM Alger team, and this will call for all players to give 100%.” Kerr told KweséESPN, ”

Kerr further pointed out that the match against Hull City prepared his side for the test on Wednesday.

“It was a good rehearsal, but I like the attitude, and character that my players showed was very positive,” Kerr continued. “We continue to create so many chances but still not scoring as we should be doing.  I’m glad that Hull City gave us a true top level test of the European blend of football as we prepare to face USM Alger.” he continued.

Venue

The Management at Kasarani had earlier decided to close down the stadium again after seats were vandalized. But they appear to have changed their mind.

“The game will go on, that is certain. This is a CAF game and we can’t afford to alter it at this point. The inspectors came and gave the stadium a go ahead so we cannot go on to close it two days to the game,” Rakki Asman who is the Communications Chief at Sports Kenya said to miechezoafrika.

He added; “It is true there were damages but we have to assess and see what the cost is then see who to bill because the game was organized by SportPesa,” added Asman.

This Ingwe fan was caught on camera vandalizing the seats at Kasarani

Kasarani has always had cheap flimsy seats which makes it easy for fans to rip them off.

Gate Collections

Club Treasurer Sally Bolo has announced that Ksh 3.6 million was collected at the match against Hull City on Sunday.

“In total, we sold 30, 000 tickets, and that includes both VIP and terrace tickets. I believe we could have sold more, but there were several complimentary tickets as well as several courtesy card holders who were allowed free access into the stadium.

“It is the highest amount we have recorded as a club this season, and it is definitely among the highest amounts of money the club has realised in a long time. I thank the Gor fans for the wonderful turn out and ask them to continue supporting the club with that same passion,” she said to the Nation.

Fans are incredulous since they expected numbers closer to 60,000 tickets sold. But Bolo claims that many fans entered free.


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48 Comments.

  • Sylvester says:

    This is just bad manners, how do they benefit by vandalising seats or who are they punishing.
    Human waste, Bure kabisa

  • Jamigori says:

    Si do not agree that Kshs.3.6 million was the exact amount collected from the match from that huge turnout estimated at 60,000 fans. Sally Bolo go and tell this to baby class pupils. This is lack of honesty and integrity. Even if we are to use a flat rate of Kshs.100 per ticket, this will translate the total proceeds to Kshs. 6 million. Even if Kshs.1000 for VIP is not counted or given out as discount for those that made free entry to watch the match.

  • Jakoyo says:

    The stadium intervention was obvious after today’s high level visit to the ministry.

    @jamigori, dont assume that everybody that goes to the stadium has the will and intention of paying entrance fee.bolo could be right after all !

    Like it has been pointed out in this forum, human waste branch does truly exist !

    • Jamigori says:

      @Jakoyo, she might be right but do think over 20,000 fans made free entry into the stadia. What is the capacity of Kasarani Stadium?

  • Oswozo Moziek says:

    Gor to play in an empty stadium??!! how true is this?

    • Barefoot Bandit says:

      The Trailer it may be true and trust one Dr. Fred Matiangi’ to have influenced this. The guy simply has tolerance for Human Waste.

  • Barefoot Bandit says:

    …has no tolerance…

  • Barefoot Bandit says:

    “Kasarani has always had cheap flimsy seats which makes it easy for fans to rip them off.” I don’t agree with this argument at all. The thing is Kuna watu na viatu. Not everyone who looks like a human being is human.

    Gor Mahia playing in an empty stadium may be a blessing in disguise, inasmuch as there will be no gate collection. Perhaps the boys could play with more composure in the absence of pressure from the fans.

  • Oduor12 says:

    Yawa “Nyagoro”, so 20,000 to 25,000 fans entered free or were given complimentary tickets??? What about the efusi fan with the ripped seat, i smell sabotage and therefore it’s unacceptable to lock fans out for the USM Algiers match! What happened is deplorable but how come it has not happened in Machakos, Kisumu, Afraha? Again, Why no arrests? The cure is membership cum season tickets to identify genuine GMFC members. It’s still 100/150bob per match but paid upfront say 3k per season. Then have segregated, vantaged and special sitting sections for members. For those who opt to pay at the gate make it dear e.g 300bob per match. But no, Mugabe & Co. will never learn or improve.

  • Oduor12 says:

    Yawa “Nyagoro”, so 20,000 to 25,000 fans entered free or were given complimentary tickets??? What about the efusi fan with the ripped seat, i smell sabotage and therefore it’s unacceptable to lock fans out for the USM Algiers match! What happened is deplorable but how come it has not happened in Machakos, Kisumu, Afraha? Again, Why no arrests? The cure is membership cum season tickets to identify genuine GMFC members. It’s still 100/150bob per match but paid upfront say 3k per season. Then have segregated, vantaged and special sitting sections for members. For those who opt to pay at the gate make it dear e.g 300bob per match. But no, Mugabe & Co. will never learn or improve.

  • musymo says:

    1. The event was organised by Sportpesa and not Gor Mahia.
    2. Majority of those who attended the match were not Gor Mahia fans. They were Kenyan football fans including Ingwe fans some caught on camera doing the damage, socialites of different varieties and classes and those who just wanted to experience such a once in a lifetime opportunity.

    Based on the above observations, how do you blame and punish Gor for the damage?

  • macholung says:

    Am yet to see photos of damaged seats or Gor Mahia fan damaging one. With huge turn out is normal that some damages not intentional will occur and that is why Stadia management are paid some % of gate collections. Even if it was a prayer event some plastic seats will be damaged. Finally stadium belongs to Kenyans and they have all rights to use when available.

  • macholung says:

    Am yet to see photos of damaged seats or Gor Mahia fan damaging one. With huge turn out is it normal that some seats damages not intentional will occur and that is why Stadia management are paid some % of gate collections. Even if it was a prayer event some plastic seats will still be damaged. Finally stadium belongs to Kenyans and they have all rights to use when available. Moreover we can still play our home matches in Uganda,TZ or Rwanda.

  • Barefoot Bandit says:

    But Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa quashed the decision with another pronouncement on Tuesday where he urged the fans to refrain from any act of vandalism before, during and after the match.
    “Gor Mahia have been allowed to use Kasarani for their match, however, I humbly ask that you do not ruin the facility we have worked so hard to renovate. I wish you all the best in your match.”

  • cale cale says:

    About the vandalized seats; that’s the problem with making entry charges into the stadium cheap. You end up with all types goons affording to enter and causing mayhem. I doubt if we will ever at any time hear of vandalization in the VIP section. Perhaps this 100/- bob entry thing should be reconsidered.

  • Jasego says:

    Gor Mahia FC so called diehard fans please behave.Your unwarranted acts of hooliganism are not only irking but an eyesore.Can’t you be polite and decent or were you bewitched at birth.We are looked down upon and frowned upon because of such animal like characters.I usually wear my tshirt and jacket at the stadium and remove them while going home for in my neighbourhood i live close to other tribes who look at me bewildered for donning the white & green since they have at one time been stoned and robbed mercilessly by gor fans while in their cars after our games.They sincerely turn cold with fear at the sight of mayienga jersey.Let us support our team with decorum jodhot…Wee uru chalo rournii epap kata imadho changa’a bed moss and enjoy the game in peace and civility…

  • Odhis Muga says:

    Jasego naomba nitofautiane nawe kaka.Ijapokuwa kuna baadhi ya mashabiki wa Gor ambao ni watukutu na wasio na utu, si vyema kuwakejeli mashabiki wote kwa ujumla,aidha wengi walikuwa wazalendo wa kabumbu hata ingawa wengine ni wenye nia fiche ya kuharibu starehe na kupaka jina la kogalo tope.Kwa maoni yangu nadhani watakaoumia zaidi katika uga mtupu ni walaghai wa Gor wenyewe ambao watakosa fursa ya kupora pesa ya kiingilio ya mashabiki.

    • Jasego says:

      Odhis hapo sawa kaka,nami maoni yangu nilielekeza kwa hao mashabiki wanaoeneza utovu wa nidhamu kiwanjani sio wote kwa ujumla.Naelewa wengi wa mashabiki ni wenye utu tena maadili na ukarimu ila sasa baadhi ndo wanaleta karaha kwenye raha.Aidha bado Gor yetu tutaisifu na kuipenda kwa umoja tukiwa wote maana tunaunganishwa na upendo kwa kikosi chetu na hapo tunajumuika wote.Tunaomba ndugu zetu wapendwa wapunguze tabia zinazosababisha kero na kuvuruga amani au vipi kaka Muga.?

  • Kampala city council authority fc (kcca) has a shortwhile ago clobbered Al Ahli of Egypt 2-0 , We should never fear these warabu ‘s .
    On to Kasarani stadium saga , this stadium is located in an area where there is a group of hooligans to whom watching football is secondary , their primary reason for going to the stadium is to mug and destroy , I experienced that the first time during an Harambee stars Vs Nigeria game where people who drove to the stadium were reduced to tears when most found there cars balancing on stones with the tyres , batteries and radios gone , in a nutshell , these are not necessarily Gor fans , some could be , but they are primarily hooligans .
    But it is funny that while listening to kogalo time over the weekend , the branch chairmen confirmed that they are fighting hooliganism , including Joliero but Joliero are fighting back retorting that if they are not allowed to hang then there is no need for them to travel , now how do u eradicate such a mindset of such a people whose source of fun is causing chaos on the Roads , in the Stadiums and Funerals , the last time some of them got an accident and died along msa rd on the way to Machakos , I said pole , I will never say pole again , Let them DIE

  • Barcelona Vs Mamelodi Sundowns friendly match – – -85000 tickets already sold days to the match and all the tickets already accounted for , That is how serious people handle responsibilities bestowed upon them , contrast this with the Sally Bolos of this world , they steal the much we raise then unveil the now perpetual begging bowl to gullible politicians , we are very capable of being self sustainable for this begging bowl culture is not sustaible

  • jaduong says:

    Something as simple as ticketing bado imetushinda WaKenya…we are not serious

  • Baba Travis says:

    @ Odhis and jasego..hicho Kiswahili ni noma.Nani alisema waluo hawakifahamu Kiswahili?Nasubiri kusikia michango yao mabwana Oduor 12 na Musymo.Kwa Kiswahili.Mlikisomea Kiswshili wapi?Maranda?Mwalimu alikuwa nani?Wallah bin Wallah?Mbali na utukuzaji wa Kiswahili naomba ufahamu kama washabiki wataruhusiwa kuitazama mechi ya leo.

    • musymo says:

      Kaka kwangu Kiswahili ni kizungumkuti kiasi lakini twaweza ng’ang’ana tu. Kwa maoni yangu kuwahukumu Gor Mahia kwa uharibifu iliotendeka kwa event(shughuli?) yenye hawakuorganize(panga) sio sawa. Ila a muhimu kabisa ni kusema kinagaubaga uharibifu wa mali iwe ya serikali, ya umma, ya jirani ama ya kwako ni utovu wa nidhamu ya hali ya juu. Nataka kuwasihi mashabiki wote wa Gor Mahia tukuwe wangwana kila wakati tunaenda kushabikia timu yetu tunaoyoipenda sana na tuwache kupaka timu yetu matope. Asanteni kwa hayo machache na mungu awabariki.

      Wuod Luo kar event gi organize kanyo to ne ogore noma matin but anbe donge ineno ka ok ayot?

      • Barefoot Bandit says:

        Musymo, I hope you are aware that Babe Travis is an ardent Gor Mahia fan and supporter from the former Eastern Province.

  • Baba Travis says:

    Wow!@Musymo.Pongezi Ndugu.And you say ni kizungumkuti?Washabiki wataruhusiwa uwanjani?Haya basi..Oduor 12 aingie na jibu.Jamani Mmeitengeneza siku tangu.

    • Jasego says:

      Baba Travis…Jibu ni Ndio mashabiki wanaruhusiwa tena kukaribishwa kwa heko kuja kwa wingi kama unga wa wimbi kuishabikia timu yetu pendwa ilojaa magwiji wa kandanda hapa ukanda wa Afrika Mashariki.Umuhimu hasa leo ni kujipanga vyema uwanjani na kucheza kwa ukakamavu ili tupate ushindi dhidi ya hawa wapinzani waarabu.Mkufunzi wetu maarufu Sir Kerr nina imani atapanga kikosi maalum itakayo shambulia USM Algier vilivyo.Mimi kama Jasego Mwanahisabati na Mchanganuzi wa maswala ya kandanda nitawasiliana naye tupeane mawazo kadhaa kuhusu mechi ya leo ili tupate ushindi nadra na tufurahi sote kama jamii ya Mayienga Chuor Mon…Kiswahili nakifahamu sana kwa kuwa ujana wangu “nilikulia” yaani huku wanasema “nililelewa” nchini Tanzania.Baadaye Maranda mwalimu wa Lugha akawa Bwana Cosmas Ohalo…

  • sylvaonyi says:

    It’s live on dstv ss9 for those of us who will not make it to Nairobi.

  • Sam Muga says:

    Mimi hapo kwa oswayo siyuko. Wacha nikangojea mtafsiri wangu. Kwa hayo macheche, mniruhusu nikapete mamkuli, nianze safari ya kuelekea kasarani. Kazi yangu muhumi ni kushabikia timu yangu K’ogalo.

    Mungu bariki K’ogalo

    • musymo says:

      @Muga, my namesake oswayo ni theko to itemo atema ba. Sanifu gi mufti to werigo ibiro kayo laki tek ni ngama iwachogo owinjo message

  • Baba Travis says:

    @Sammy…wow!You guys have made my day.Eti you are going for early lunch till your translator comes back!Heheee my brother.

  • Mark says:

    Guikan—Goooooooooooooal. 1-0 Gor Mahia takes the lead through Ivorian International. Gor Mahia 1 USM Alger Nil

  • Barefoot Bandit says:

    Someone please inform our boys that blood and urine samples will be collected at random from some of them immediately after our match against USMA tonight. This is an arrangement by CAF to keep football free of doping.

    • Jasego says:

      i just hope njaggah and miraa is not under the category of banned substances that those CAF officials will be testing

    • dawaplus says:

      does bangi fall in doping category.if so then am very very much afraid jasego and my friends here can you enlighten us on this bomb shell am hearing for the first time.

  • Mark says:

    It sems to be witch-hunt, why after play but not before. this might lead to disqualification of some teams.

  • Barefoot Bandit says:

    Unfortunately bhangi, miraa and even coffee are categorized among the performance enhancing drugs.

    I am afraid for our boys because they will be inhaling bhangi from the terraces. Strange to observe that women actually outdo men when it comes to who is who regarding bhang smoking in the terraces.

  • Joe Riaga says:

    Ati Gor Mahia bus is stuck in traffic on the way to Kasarani. Talk about poor planning.

  • Barefoot Bandit says:

    Two clear penalty calls on Blackberry. Clueless West African referees. I am proud of our boys no matter the eventual outcome.

  • Jamriambo says:

    the usual chorus…..missed chances, missed chances, missed chances….
    Gore to dhi

    • Harry Ababa says:

      We may still have a mathematical chance. Rayon Sports/Yanga also drew

      • Harry Ababa says:

        But we must win the remaining games possibly with at least two goals and fight for draws away. Otherwise we forget the quarter finals

  • Mark says:

    It is almost impossible for rayon Sports to beat both Gor Mahia & USM Algers away. To me we have solidify our position two for the quartes

  • Good game , satisfactory outcome , our next two matches in July are against a struggling yanga with the first leg being in Nairobi , the same day USM will be strangling Rayon sports , then we have a home game against Rayon sports before we go toe to toe again with USM , from all this , 2nd place is guaranteed , that I gaurantee