Discord at Gor Mahia over gate collections

A section of the crowd at Kisumu last weekend. Image courtesy of David Lastborn

Gor Mahia treasurer Sally Bolo has released the gate collection numbers via her social media pages:

 

1. Number of tickets printed:
(a) Main Stand 2,500
(b) Terraces 7,500
2. The number of tickets returned
(c) Main stand 2,200
(d) Terraces 5,380
3. Tickets sold
(e) Main Stand 300 x 600 = 180,000.00
(f) Terraces 2,120 x 200 = 424,000.00
Total revenue collected = 604,000.00

Regards
Sally Bolo
TREASURER

Judith Nyangi disputes those figures

Immediately after the figures were announced, organizing secretary Judith Nyangi disputed the figures, stating that the number was too low.

“I was expecting a considerable amount. However, to my shock a figure of 600,000 was announced. What happened in Kisumu was not right. The club should not collect that kind of money in Kisumu considering the attendance that was witnessed in that match. Kisumu was full. The Club should collect a minimum of two million shillings in Kisumu.” she said to Kenyanstar.

Nyangi further went on to fault the manner in which tickets are printed and also revisited the issue of stewards.

“If you are a treasurer, then you want to print your own tickets, bring your own ticketing firm and select your own stewards, then how transparent can the process be? That is unacceptable. We gave them space to handle the tickets, and hoped that they would deliver. That did not happen.”

Earlier this year, Nyangi had fired all the existing stewards while claiming that hiring of stewards was in her docket as Organizing secretary. This resulted in a fracas at the club’s office when the fired stewards stormed the office raining blows on certain officials.

She further explained the issue in a post on her social media pages.

My fellow fans when I was elected I disbanded stewards but somebody reinstated them
The firm that used to do ticketing was sent away
Which firm did ticketing and who is the owner
Who was in charge of appointing security
Who appointed stewards
I travelled with the team and came back with the team to and fro
Siasa ziliisha wacheni mambo ya camps
Hii Gor Mahia ndio yetu
Sitasimama maovu yakitazama
#WanGorEmawahero

Nyangi, then laid blame on a section of the club’s management saying that the match logistics in Kisumu were a ‘one-man show’.

“The office of the treasurer cannot handle everything. I was surprised when I was told to keep off all matters that pertained logistics ahead of the match.  I wished to travel early but I was not facilitated. I only traveled with the team, was part of the pre-match briefing and returned with them. Everything else that happened, went on behind my back. We gave them space to handle and wished them well, but what happened was a disappointment” Nyangi continued to Kenyanstar.

Nyangi then challenged the club Chairman Ambrose Rachier to call a meeting in order to resolve these urgent issues.

“If we had worked together, these loopholes that are being referred to would have been sealed early meeting. I am not trying to shift blame, but this is probably a pointer that the chairman should summon the entire committee, bring us together and have each team member assigned very clear roles,” she added.

Musa Praises coach

Gor Mahia skipper Musa Mohamed has credited coach Ze Maria for the success the team has achieved thus far.

“There is more team work than was witnessed during the previous season and it’s all because that’s what the Coach is instilling in us. In the first place it was not easy” he said to Citizen Sports

He also noted that having a full pre-season with the coach has enabled the team to adapt better to the coach’s tactics.

“He came mid-season so readjusting was another challenge but starting with him feels a whole lot easier,” Musa told Citizen Digital 

 

41 thoughts on “Discord at Gor Mahia over gate collections

  1. odhis muga

    Nyangi has a point here,at least we now have an official who is bold enough to question transparency levels in Gor.Bolo must now wake up remember that Gor is not an individuals entity, pesa ya Gor sio ya mamake.640000 is surely below what should be got in Kisumu which has more fans than even Nairobi.Keep it up Nyangi we are behind you.Let sally tell us the truth hatutaki wezi hapa Gor.

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    1. Daniel

      We support nyangi in totality…ticketing is in nyangis docket..treasurer angoje pesa ifike kwa account ndio anze kazi

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  2. vincent owino

    OFFICE OF 12PPLE WHAT DO YOU XPECT SHIIDA TUPU,I ONCE SAID THAT THIS LADIES WANA SHIDA MINGI ZA KIBIFNAFSI,IT ALL STARTED AT CAMP TOYOYO GM VS THIKA,TOP OFF ALL GM NEEDS SOMEONE WITH XRA RESOUSES COZ IF CLUB OFFICIAL NEEDS TO BE FACILATED TO TRAVEL TO KISUMU THEN WE STILL HAVE ALONG WAY TO GO.TO SALLY IS THAT GROSS? BECOUSE THERE SHOULD BE DEDUCTIONS IF AM NOT WRONG.

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  3. A person

    And the usual Sycophants will blame that on the negative energy branch. They will further insinuate that we should be clapping our hands and say amen, Mugabe is doing well! Let me reserve my comments for now.

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  4. oswozo moziek

    Is she trying to tell us that the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing?I thought these are people who sit in the same office?are they now going for each others throats?

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  5. teddy sofaset branch entebbe

    I would always wish to have an absence of noise but I surely welcome this kind of noise bcoz the absence of this kind of noise would indicate the collusion to quietly and peacefully empty our coffers which is completely unacceptable but more fundamentally this is a spectacular failure on the side of Rachier who at one time or another supported when the need required and on this I will categorically say that if this cannot be resolved diplomatically then I would support what Malcolm X termed as Neccessary Violence which morally is allowed when a person/s who u have entrusted to safegaurd and promote your coffers turns out to be a predator/Hyena , Sovereign power belongs to the people and they reserve the right to use it as they deem fit both on and in between elections , diplomatically or otherwise as the dynamics deem fit.

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  6. papa

    This is lady is saying the truth. Can the club do away with these so called scouts! First of all, they are a bunch of old dirty people who can not even prevent any fracass should that happen.
    This are Rachiers friends who fight competitors when challenged.
    Rachier, you promised to start working from day one when re- elected,you have gone back to yourself. I will not be surprised to see you again actively when elections are high.
    I don’t blame these ladies or the EC but entirely to stupid, stomach controlled fellows who vote for mere 2000/- for their own sake.
    Ask yourselves why we can not run the club professionally. Have a club CEO( don’t tell me Aduda) who is here nor there, a club marketing and liaison person’ a finance department which isnot controlled by the treasurer????
    And you will still elect them!
    What value does the like of John less add to the club? No one would think of Tobias Ocholla, peter Dawo or even Austin Oduor as persons who would bring respect and sanity to the club.
    Amkeni name muache kuchaguana name matumbo zenu. So disgusted!

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  7. papa

    This is lady is saying the truth. Can the club do away with these so called scouts! First of all, they are a bunch of old dirty people who can not even prevent any fracass should that happen.
    This are Rachiers friends who fight competitors when challenged.
    Rachier, you promised to start working from day one when re- elected,you have gone back to yourself. I will not be surprised to see you again actively when elections are high.
    I don’t blame these ladies or the EC but entirely to stupid, stomach controlled fellows who vote for mere 2000/- for their own sake.
    Ask yourselves why we can not run the club professionally. Have a club CEO( don’t tell me Aduda) who is here nor there, a club marketing and liaison person’ a finance department which isnot controlled by the treasurer????
    And you will still elect them!
    What value does the like of John less add to the club? No one would think of Tobias Ocholla, peter Dawo or even Austin Oduor as persons who would bring respect and sanity to the club.
    Amkeni name muache kuchaguana name matumbo zenu. So disgusted!

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  8. jambita tiny

    I would like to get an assurance from Jokisumu that only 2420 fans attended the match.
    Assure me that this has only happened once and will never reoccur.
    Assure me that by keeping quiet simply because we beat Mwendwa Sharks and Jokericho, we should be happy grateful sycophants of this corrupt management.
    When you see sponsors pulling out, never question their commitment towards supporting Kogallo. We regard Kogallo as a place where we take refuge away from the traditional corrupt atmosphere of our counties and country. Now that this is happening here as well, where next?
    Utieka.
    Do you expect fans to faithfully pay gate charges knowing well enough that they will end up in somebody’s pockets?

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    1. samuel

      as long as this looting continues,I would rather watch Gor matches from my TV set .Nobody is going to steal from me.adagi

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    2. Oduor12

      Nyangi,did GM fly to/from kisumu or travel by road? What allowance did you miss out on if team flew! Who told you that as Org.Sec you will handle anything to do with money in GM? That is the work of the treasurer, if she needs assistance she will request for it! Well done Bollo, figures for 1 home game out, 14 games to go! Now let EC as a whole seal any loopholes identified. @DO as usual please provide us with the link when releasing such a hot potato. Surprise! Surprise! Not really this is what has been going on for +8 years of Hayatou’s elder brothers chairmanship no structures, keep them busy squabbling over hundreds of thousands so that they don’t question the sponsorship/transfer millions. Yani DIVIDE & RULE, DELIBERATE CHAOS, NO STRUCTURES MEANS ONLY ONE PERSON CAN MANAGE AND DOES MANAGE GM.

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  9. Jaupanda

    When I first read the report on the gate collections my immediate reaction was”Kisumians Utimre nade” The interpretation would mean that Gor does not have a following in Kisumu which is quite to the contrary. The other aspect is lack of financial accountability and also many people getting in without paying. It can also mean that there were fake tickets that were used to usher people in. Kisumu is the bedrock for K’Ogalo and it is a place where maximum support in attendance and gate collection is usually experienced. It is an insult to our intelligence and mind of reason as well as an eyesore. Consider the delay in starting of the league and being the first home game. People planned to attend and pay and not free entry. The office must therefore be put to task this early so that they do not repeat this. If it was complacency in how the planning was done then it must not be allowed again. If some one is sleeping on the job at this time, they must be woken up immediately.

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  10. Oduor12

    Nyangi you’re a big joke,please spare us the drama. Ati our revered Mugabe should call for a meeting! I thought one of the first undertakings of the elected bloated EC was to set-up a schedule (with strict rules for attendance/penalties for absentism) of when EC meetings will be held, should be weekly but at the very least fortnightly complete with required quorum, with decisions binding on all members. Si tuko na 3 vice chairmen. Ati clear roles kwani EC has never met? Do you guys even know the club’s financial status? Have you even seen the club’s audited accounts? One of the conditions to vie for a position in GM’s EC should be an individual guarantee to underwrite the HUGE DEBTS.

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  11. Jasego

    It is not that Jasego didn’t read this article but rather i am tired of complaining.I have paraphrased all grammar to EC but news keep coming so aliing.But if I may ask fellow jokogalo is Lordvick Aduda the only CEO GM can have perennially or does he own shares to the club that we don’t know?

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  12. Jatingare

    Rachier must step in and take charge. Things have been falling apart of late. The club uis locked out of Nyayo stadium then camp toyoyo, The coaches walks out to protest late salary. Where is Rachier in all this?

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  13. Jamigori

    Nyangi could be right on this matter. Something is not adding up at all that only 2,410 fans paid and watched the match!!!! Bolo you are the Treasurer and we need to see openness, transparency and accountability regarding managing of Gor Mahia financial affairs. Why can’t running of gate collection and match logistics be outsourced? Can we recruit anonymous personnel to do headcounts on both main stand and terraces? Can we engage the services of smart card companies with security controls at the entry points?

    Are some bunch of officials involved in printing of their own tickets, which are sold in advance and proceeds pocketed?

    Collection of Kshs.640,000 is too low as compared to the large number of fans that watched the match unless we have bottomless pocket. At least if the amount was double of Kshs.640,000 that is Kshs.1.28 million then we can understand but still too low.

    Why can’t KAPS be hired to offer various automated systems for issuing tickets for stadia, season tickets and any other official events. The KAPS system can be used in stadiums as an official ticketing agent for the entrance charges to the stadium. The objective of this service can go in a long way for the revenue control, maximization of revenue collection, security and access control function for all Gor Mahia home matches.

    Bloggers watch this space and after Western Stima match on 1st April 2017, you will hear that Stima will be smiling all the way to the bank with a huge collection of about Kshs.3 million plus.

    Unless a half of the fans got free entry into the Stadium and I can rest my case.

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  14. A person

    Although I haven’t seen these ladies, my take,

    – There is a leadership vacuum at kogalo
    – Ec members do not understand their Job descriptions.
    – It is a looting spree hence the squabbles
    – Nyangi is too illiterate to be an official at Kogallo
    – I don’t know about the figures, but at least Bolo tried to publish something.
    – No sponsor will entertain this nonsense. No wonder crown pulled out.
    – Thorough beating ndio dawa hapa mbele.
    – I said countless times that nyangi being arrogant, drunkard and illiterate ( not my words) she is only good at posting photos of players going for friendlies and posting petty issues like ottimax smelling alcohal.
    – Could it have been a deal gone sour? This Nyangi must be so iddle. She is all over.

    Otherwise the usual sycophants branch or are they the positive energy branch ? should stop implying that as long as gor wins matches, no one should question Mugabe’s lack of leadership.

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  15. odhis muga

    Gor players and TB are on a go slow. Do we have a sponsor? Does Gomma lotto generate income?Does the club get money from Gor merchandise?There is no Gor without players.Rachier’s management is rotten and stinking,the so called sally bolo to pay players, she is claiming to be the treasurer. we are fed up with negative news brought about by poor management,can’t we enjoy good news for even one month?

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    1. A person

      Wakili Mugabe will leave this great club. I believe that some bloggers who are blind to Rachiers mismanage of kogalo are beneficiaries of the loot! They hear no evil, see no evil. For them the song is ” Wakili, wakili wakili.

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  16. sylvaonyi

    And worse still, the sofaset branch might have to wait longer as the stalemate between supersport and kpl leads to the broadcaster suspending live coverage of kpl matches. Go to the stadium physically and pay gate dues for the corrupt in the name of EC to prevail on. We might wait longer for resumption of live matches. They intentionally cancelled live match roster that would have seen them bring live gor/zoo match and the thika stadium double headers and are hinting at switch off more matches.

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    1. Jasego

      Onyi when I first brought this up that dstv were contemplating pulling out we were branded watu wa siasa kali now I believe together with musymo and marto original we have been vindicated by recent happenings regarding live match coverage…

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  17. vincent owino

    Shida tupu,plse can someone tell chairman to streamline GM wage bill,why should you pay someone 150000/= or so per month then daily training allowance of 500/= plus wining allowance 5000/=,then u have like 29players TB of 8pple. my simple arithmetic is this;
    1.26players with salaries and winning allowance. Have saved 75000/= a week on training allowance.
    2.TB 6pple with salaries and winning allowance. Have saved 12000/= a week on training excluding there
    salaries.
    3.5EC the rest or 6EC will go home there will save on there sitting allowance 120000/= per month.

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    1. Oduor12

      My friends,wait until KRA asks for audited accounts & demands a list of all persons (even stewards,officials etc) paid together with their respective PIN numbers to confirm if all taxes have been properly deducted & remitted. Then GM will get another kes.118m penalty payable not by Mugabe but by GMFC. Its foolhardy for anyone to think they can keep Gor Mahia affairs secret, you can’t not from FIFA,KRA,fans etc.MUGABE MUST PRODUCE GMFC’s UP DATED TAX COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE. Things simply don’t add up e.g this nonsense of not paying office rent for 4.5 years,more than half of Mugabe’s tenure. CHUNGA HIZI “HUGE DEBTS” MAY JUST BE A PREPARATION FOR BANKRUPTCY! Sioni real CAF licence.

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  18. Charles wuod Awasi

    It is the first time Jakoyo is in very cold koyo. Talk today this is how AR eat Gor WUOD OGALO

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  19. A person

    Can the positive energy branch respond to these allegations. They are only waiting for gor to win a match then they will try to blame every divergent opinion for not being ” a true supporter based on their passionometers” I hope my beloved team is not going to the dogs.

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  20. Jasego

    Very sad that team can pull up and begin wonderfully only for Internationally acclaimed Wakili of the Issa Hayatou Era to bog us down again with gross incompetence and corruption akin to the jubilee administration. Really if we all love kogalo why should EC see the club heading to bankruptcy while we have sponsors?Can’t the alleged opaque SportPesa 65 million a year sponsorship sustain basic club expenses for a season?Add gate collections that Akina bolo and nyangi are now fighting Tooth and nail for and proceeds from merchandise and we shouldn’t be having TB and players going on a go slow.Even Ingwe has put its house in order what is wrong at Gor EC?Jakoyo No you must speak up at this crucial hour no hiding.A person omera what is the solution to this perennial kwelo?Musymo in kure bwana

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  21. Jasego

    Very sad that team can pull up and begin wonderfully only for Internationally acclaimed Wakili of the Issa Hayatou Era to bog us down again with gross incompetence and corruption akin to the jubilee administration. Really if we all love kogalo why should EC see the club heading to bankruptcy while we have sponsors…Can’t the alleged opaque SportPesa 65 million a year sponsorship sustain basic club expenses for a season?Add gate collections that Akina bolo and nyangi are now fighting Tooth and nail for and proceeds from merchandise and we shouldn’t be having TB and players going on a go slow.Even Ingwe has put its house in order what is wrong at Gor EC…Jakoyo No you must speak up at this crucial hour no hiding.A person omera what is the solution to this perennial kwelo…

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  22. Jamriambo.

    http://www.goal.com/en-ke/news/4523/kenyan-premier-league/2017/03/22/33897502/ze-maria-confirms-gor-mahia-go-slow?ICID=HP_TS_1

    So Jasego i can candidly confirm that Ze Maria is on hisway out because he is no longer the brilliant one but has now become the “politician”. And may i add that is why ZICO was roped back because this was the plan……Ze Maria Oriti owadgi Pele. In Africa when a big fish is eating you do not criticize. AR is busy eating, busy eating and vomiting all over the place. I wonder why some people making alot of money in their respective professions stick so much in small elective posts like GOR Officials- Kumbe kuna chakula.

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    1. Jasego

      Jamriambo my long comment concerning above link is awaiting moderation wuod Maa…EC has only one philosophy known as “It is our time to eat”

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  23. seville

    Hahahaha vomiting all over the place… Omg this drama is chocking any good will of potential sponsors this club should be put up for share then runned by directors the arsenal manu way …the last time i checked the club belonged to the community.the best way is the community to get hold of it . tumechoka with this nonsense of everytym stomach branch first.

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    1. papa

      My friends, when brilliant minds came asking for a change, you labelled them names in fact their is one silly elected member ( male) who hired goons to frastrate one Oketch. Because of shambolic and myopia inherited from our backyards, nothing will ever change.
      Rachier is known for fake promises. Where is his working plan almost 100 days after his reelection?
      Gor belongs to AR!
      A club without structures? No operations? Shame On you Rachier.

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