Gor Mahia risks stadia ban over payment

courtesy of goal.com

SSMB has threatened to take stern action against K’Ogalo including banning them from using their facilities for failing to pay Sh410, 000 owed to them

Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia risk being locked out of Nyayo and Kasarani stadia over a Sh410, 000 owed to the Sports Stadia Management Board.

The debt is pending from the club’s two continental matches against US Bitam and Esperance of Tunisia played at the venue. Gor were supposed to pay SSMB Sh150, 000 each for the live transmission of both matches but failed to do so and also did not submit a share of their gate collections to SSMB as required.

SSMB spokesman Rakhi Asman says they are frustrated by Gor’s refusal to pay and has warned they may be forced to take drastic measures including banning the club from playing at Nyayo and Kasarani.

“The club has been reluctant to pay up but all we are asking is that they should do it and show an example to the rest. AFC Leopards’, who also used our facility for continental matches paid us without any problems and we want Gor Mahia to do the same,” Asman told Goal.

Gor Mahia secretary general Chris Omondi however, disputed the Sh300, 000 charges saying they should not be asked to pay the same. “We have a dispute over some of the payments and especially the Sh300, 000. In our opinion, the broadcaster should pay.”

6 thoughts on “Gor Mahia risks stadia ban over payment

  1. By the way it is true. Why should Gor Mahia pay SSMB for live broadcast? I thought it is the broadcaster who pays?

    Nevertheless, we need to ask ourselves what was agreed between SSMB and GM officials. Was there any commitment that Gor Mahia should pay? If answer is yes then we should pay. Lakini those who commit without a second thought on behalf of the club ought to pay from their own pockets.

  2. Guys, if that was what was agreed on then it must be honoured and therefore it ceases to be exploitation. There is no pint agreeing on something then not honouring the agreement. We must be people with values. I believe there was an agreement on what each party should do on and after the matches. It must be followed to the letter. We must teach the same to our children as well.

  3. By the way even KPL and FKF had an issue with why SSMB charges for live matches. We are even charged a percentage of the gate collections. For the same stadium we play more for the same service as opposed compared with say Sofapaka playing Tusker. Total exploitation but if we agreed beforehand then let’s pay and learn from that. Now we have Machakos and Kisumu to take our matches

  4. Fees payable to ssmb is non-negotiable so this issue of agreement with the club is neither here nor there. The club doesn’t have a choice here but to pay even though it appears exploitative.

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