19 Sep 16

“Gor Mahia will hold its SGM on Sunday, October 2, 2016, at the Nyayo Stadium Gymnasium from 10:00am. All stakeholders are asked to attend with club constitution review being the main agenda.”

The meeting will be held on Sunday October 2 at Nyayo stadium. The topmost agenda item will be Constitutional review. Chairman Ambrose Rachier is also expected to outline plans for club elections which were not held in 2015.

Among the people who have announced their candidacy for the chairmanship is Chris Omondi, the former secretary general and Dan Oketch.

City Stars beat Gor Mahia

Gor Mahia went down 2-3 to Nairobi city stars
Additional reporting from goal.com
City Stars, who are languishing at the bottom of the table, took the lead courtesy of an own goal via defender Luke Ochieng’ before Jacob Keli leveled matters for the champions in the 26th minute. However, Omar Mustafa put City Stats 2-1 up in the 55th minute.

City Stars were never done yet as Benson Iregi made it 3-1 before Enock Agwanda struck the second for K’Ogalo five minutes to the final whistle. Both teams used the friendly to gauge their preparedness ahead of upcoming league matches.

Gor Mahia coach Ze Maria benched a number of regular starters preferring goalkeeper Sammy Okinda to start ahead of Boniface Oluoch and Fredrick Onyango. Brazilian Thiago de Lima Silva started upfront alongside Crispin Odula and Anthony Mbugua.


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  • Musymo says:

    What are the chances of the current EC allowing ‘stakeholders’ to change the constitution to reduce the number of posts in the EC. We need at most 5 officials to effectively run the club. At present we have so many deputies, assistant deputies, first assistants, second assistants that you lose count. Will the EC allow us to render them jobless? What is the criteria for attending? Is it fans? or is it members( and who are these members?). Ler na uru wechegi Jokama

    • Musymo says:

      Who are these ‘stakeholders’ being asked to attend? What qualifies one to be a ‘stakeholder’?

    • Barefoot Bandit says:

      Amorphous posts like Basic Assistant Secretary, Gross Assistant Secretary and Net Assistant Secretary.and you ask yourself: what are their duties or is it a matter of triplication of roles?

      • Musymo says:

        The ‘stakeholders’ should review the constitution to kick out both Basic and Gross Assistant gikmakamago. We need only Net Assistant since there will be nothing more to ‘eat’

    • Mwakio PO says:

      I have been away from very many months from this site. I am back due to this SGM which should be attended by all fans the means well for the development of the club.

      Bloggers, fans and supporters, this is the best opportunity for us to make viable and attainable proposals to transform this great football club. I am out of the country and I would have wanted to attend this SGM but because of the distance, I will not be able to grace the SGM.

      This is an opportunity to turnaround this great club from a society to a business professional enterprise with bankable structures that will employ very many youths and create wealth to all the stakeholders.

      I think we need to transform Gor Mahia from society status to a professional limited company outfit with proper structures and governance levels. We should abolish election of office bearers and replace this with board of directors whose terms and mandate are clear only on developing short, medium and long term strategies. The board members must meet minimum qualifications for them to contribute positive ideas that will take the club places.

      Once the strategies are developed by the board we need to have a full secretariat headed by Chief Executive Officer and supporting full time staffs such Chief Finance Officer in charge of finance and strategy, marketing and membership director, commercial and merchandise director, youth development director, contracts and recruitment director etc.

      The secretariat will be responsible for the implementation of the broad strategic plan and their reward that include salary and bonuses will be based on KPIs that must be delivered within a specified time.

      Below are some of the previous proposals I made to transform this great club and among them being:-
      have the following comments and proposals to make:-

      1. Restructuring of Gor Mahia Governance Level and Executive Committee
      Currently we have bloated office which is not adding value or giving the club real value addition. I do confirm these positions are not needed at all and my suggestion is that we club members should rationalize the current 11 Excom members to only five (5) elected board members that should include;
      1. Chairman,
      2. Vice Chairman
      3. Board member
      4. Board member
      5. Board member

      These bloated office is the main cause of concerns in the in effectiveness of the office and lose of revenues which are rightfully meant for the club. Most of these officials have been accused of looting the coffers of the club by having their own printed entry match tickets which are sold in advance at the expense of the club. In this regard, just imagine if 7 office have each printed 10 booklets of receipt books each containing 50 receipts. This will translate into each official have 500 receipt each retailing at prices of Kshs.200 and Kshs.500. On the seven officials, the club will be loosing between Kshs.Kshs.1.75 million in every home match.

      2. Rationalizing and Maximisation of Gate Collections
      From the recent experience witnessed at the entry points, we have seeing many unscrupulous officials and personnels including the police and guards manning these entry points soliciting money from fans to allow such unpatrotic fans to get entry into the stadium at just Kshs.50 or Kshs.100. We have to seal this leakages in order to maximize the gate collection revenues by performing the simple following tasks:-

      a) Outsourcing security printed entry tickets with tight watermark and security code that should pass through security detected machines before fans are allowed into the stadium. This will also require tight controls and surveillances at entry points so that officials/personnel manning these entry points are not corrupted by unpatriotic fans. The case study is English Premier League where clubs have put in place all security control mechanisms.

      b) Commercial banks with wide branch network should be contracted by the club as gate collection points and fans will only be required to get entry into the stadium with bank deposit receipts stamped by official deposit receipts with bank codes and account number that will also capture the fan name and identity card number. This will also require tight controls and surveillances at entry points so that officials/personnel manning these entry points are not corrupted by unpatriotic fans. Recent case study was Harambee Stars match where Family Bank was used as agent.

      c) Contract Caps which manages entry points of the airport with unique security ticket which are detected with a detector at entry points. This will also require tight controls and surveillances at entry points so that officials/personnel manning these entry points are not corrupted by unpatriotic fans. The good case study was during the KPLC charity match that was played at Kasarani Stadium where this method was successfully used.

      d) Sale of Home Matches to Corporate Entities. The risk of controlling the tickets and entry points will be transferred to such companies that will in turn be responsible for marketing all our home matches. The responsibility will be on the club to determine the number of fans that make entry to every home game with a view of pricing the match to successful highest bidders.

      3. Restructuring of the Sale of Club Merchadise
      Gor Mahia has been loosing lots of revenue in sale of merchadise with fake replica jerseys and unauthorized branded items. We had initially proposed that the Executive Committee should consider contracting companies to come up with branded merchandise but as usual the club administration have never thought of this idea. Why can’t the club get entrap ring people like Mdomo Baggy or local companies or foreign companies to come up with branded items that can really raise lots of revenue for the long term plan for the club. Such merchandise should include the following items:-
      – branded replica jerseys with different designs, sizes, club colours etc
      – branded caps and track suits
      – branded sweaters and jackets
      – branded bags
      – branded windscreen covers and car covers
      – branded car seat covers
      – branded pens and porches for school children
      – branded spare wheel/tyre covers
      – branded cups and plates
      – branded towels
      – branded carpets
      – branded scarves and shashers
      – branded lessos
      – branded gym gears and training equipments
      – branded stickers for cars
      – branded mobile phone accessories and covers
      – branded calendars and diaries
      – branded current popular hand bands common with y-generations and ladies
      – branded bedcovers, bed sheet, etc

      The sale of these branded merchandises can either be outsourced through supermarket chains, sport houses, malls, or the club can open up selling outlets in all major urban centers or during Gor Mahia matches.

      To support these proposals, Gor Mahia require structures to be put in place that will include the following:-
      a) Well Functioning Secretariat office with Chief Executive Officer, Finance and Administration Director, Marketing Director, Merchandising Director, Technical & Football Director, Mermbership & Welfare Director
      b) Corporate Governance principles and internal control mechanisms must be put in place.
      c) Recruitment of both Internal and External Auditor to ensure all checks and balances are put in place. An external auditor or accountant will audit all the club books while internal auditor will be responsible for internal checks and balances are adhered to by the management of the club.

      All these hired officials will be subjected to performance contract.

      Ladies and gentlemen, the club also need to put in place the following:-
      i) Strong youth system and academy for all age groups such as current under 19, under 15 and under 12 for long term posterity of the club.

      ii) Club members for different categories of members – premier, gold, platinum and ordinary with different annual/monthly membership fees ranging between Kshs.500 – 20,000 per annum or month. Such members should have certain privileges and should also enjoy discounts in all merchandisers or entry.

      iii) Club Stadium and club house with players flats/apartments should be considered in future. This should be a long term plan.

      iv) Exchange programs with European football elites or African football or South American football elites should be pursued. This arrangement will open door for our players to join paid rank professional and will translate into more money to the club.

      v) Fully professionalise the club with well functioning secretariat and sell the club shares to the public.

      vi) Develop a 3-5 year strategic plan of the club.

      vi) Professionalse membership recruitment drive throughout the country and region.

      Fellows bloggers, can we discuss the club that we want to see and associate with in the next 5-10 years?

    • Mwakio PO says:

      Greetings bloggers, I have been away from very many months from this site. I am back due to this SGM which should be attended by all fans the means well for the development of the club.

      Bloggers, fans and supporters, this is the best opportunity for us to make viable and attainable proposals to transform this great football club. I am out of the country and I would have wanted to attend this SGM but because of the distance, I will not be able to grace the SGM.

      This is an opportunity to turnaround this great club from a society to a business professional enterprise with bankable structures that will employ very many youths and create wealth to all the stakeholders.

      I think we need to transform Gor Mahia from society status to a professional limited company outfit with proper structures and governance levels. We should abolish election of office bearers and replace this with board of directors whose terms and mandate are clear only on developing short, medium and long term strategies. The board members must meet minimum qualifications for them to contribute positive ideas that will take the club places.

      Once the strategies are developed by the board we need to have a full secretariat headed by Chief Executive Officer and supporting full time staffs such Chief Finance Officer in charge of finance and strategy, marketing and membership director, commercial and merchandise director, youth development director, contracts and recruitment director etc.

      The secretariat will be responsible for the implementation of the broad strategic plan and their reward that include salary and bonuses will be based on KPIs that must be delivered within a specified time.

      Below are some of the previous proposals I made to transform this great club and among them being:-
      have the following comments and proposals to make:-

      1. Restructuring of Gor Mahia Governance Level and Executive Committee
      Currently we have bloated office which is not adding value or giving the club real value addition. I do confirm these positions are not needed at all and my suggestion is that we club members should rationalize the current 11 Excom members to only five (5) elected board members that should include;
      1. Chairman,
      2. Vice Chairman
      3. Board member
      4. Board member
      5. Board member

      These bloated office is the main cause of concerns in the in effectiveness of the office and lose of revenues which are rightfully meant for the club. Most of these officials have been accused of looting the coffers of the club by having their own printed entry match tickets which are sold in advance at the expense of the club. In this regard, just imagine if 7 office have each printed 10 booklets of receipt books each containing 50 receipts. This will translate into each official have 500 receipt each retailing at prices of Kshs.200 and Kshs.500. On the seven officials, the club will be loosing between Kshs.Kshs.1.75 million in every home match.

      2. Rationalizing and Maximisation of Gate Collections
      From the recent experience witnessed at the entry points, we have seeing many unscrupulous officials and personnels including the police and guards manning these entry points soliciting money from fans to allow such unpatrotic fans to get entry into the stadium at just Kshs.50 or Kshs.100. We have to seal this leakages in order to maximize the gate collection revenues by performing the simple following tasks:-

      a) Outsourcing security printed entry tickets with tight watermark and security code that should pass through security detected machines before fans are allowed into the stadium. This will also require tight controls and surveillances at entry points so that officials/personnel manning these entry points are not corrupted by unpatriotic fans. The case study is English Premier League where clubs have put in place all security control mechanisms.

      b) Commercial banks with wide branch network should be contracted by the club as gate collection points and fans will only be required to get entry into the stadium with bank deposit receipts stamped by official deposit receipts with bank codes and account number that will also capture the fan name and identity card number. This will also require tight controls and surveillances at entry points so that officials/personnel manning these entry points are not corrupted by unpatriotic fans. Recent case study was Harambee Stars match where Family Bank was used as agent.

      c) Contract Caps which manages entry points of the airport with unique security ticket which are detected with a detector at entry points. This will also require tight controls and surveillances at entry points so that officials/personnel manning these entry points are not corrupted by unpatriotic fans. The good case study was during the KPLC charity match that was played at Kasarani Stadium where this method was successfully used.

      d) Sale of Home Matches to Corporate Entities. The risk of controlling the tickets and entry points will be transferred to such companies that will in turn be responsible for marketing all our home matches. The responsibility will be on the club to determine the number of fans that make entry to every home game with a view of pricing the match to successful highest bidders.

      3. Restructuring of the Sale of Club Merchadise
      Gor Mahia has been loosing lots of revenue in sale of merchadise with fake replica jerseys and unauthorized branded items. We had initially proposed that the Executive Committee should consider contracting companies to come up with branded merchandise but as usual the club administration have never thought of this idea. Why can’t the club get entrap ring people like Mdomo Baggy or local companies or foreign companies to come up with branded items that can really raise lots of revenue for the long term plan for the club. Such merchandise should include the following items:-
      – branded replica jerseys with different designs, sizes, club colours etc
      – branded caps and track suits
      – branded sweaters and jackets
      – branded bags
      – branded windscreen covers and car covers
      – branded car seat covers
      – branded pens and porches for school children
      – branded spare wheel/tyre covers
      – branded cups and plates
      – branded towels
      – branded carpets
      – branded scarves and shashers
      – branded lessos
      – branded gym gears and training equipments
      – branded stickers for cars
      – branded mobile phone accessories and covers
      – branded calendars and diaries
      – branded current popular hand bands common with y-generations and ladies
      – branded bedcovers, bed sheet, etc

      The sale of these branded merchandises can either be outsourced through supermarket chains, sport houses, malls, or the club can open up selling outlets in all major urban centers or during Gor Mahia matches.

      To support these proposals, Gor Mahia require structures to be put in place that will include the following:-
      a) Well Functioning Secretariat office with Chief Executive Officer, Finance and Administration Director, Marketing Director, Merchandising Director, Technical & Football Director, Mermbership & Welfare Director
      b) Corporate Governance principles and internal control mechanisms must be put in place.
      c) Recruitment of both Internal and External Auditor to ensure all checks and balances are put in place. An external auditor or accountant will audit all the club books while internal auditor will be responsible for internal checks and balances are adhered to by the management of the club.

      All these hired officials will be subjected to performance contract.

      Ladies and gentlemen, the club also need to put in place the following:-
      i) Strong youth system and academy for all age groups such as current under 19, under 15 and under 12 for long term posterity of the club.

      ii) Club members for different categories of members – premier, gold, platinum and ordinary with different annual/monthly membership fees ranging between Kshs.500 – 20,000 per annum or month. Such members should have certain privileges and should also enjoy discounts in all merchandisers or entry.

      iii) Club Stadium and club house with players flats/apartments should be considered in future. This should be a long term plan.

      iv) Exchange programs with European football elites or African football or South American football elites should be pursued. This arrangement will open door for our players to join paid rank professional and will translate into more money to the club.

      v) Fully professionalise the club with well functioning secretariat and sell the club shares to the public.

      vi) Develop a 3-5 year strategic plan of the club.

      vi) Professionalse membership recruitment drive throughout the country and region.

      Fellows bloggers, can we discuss the club that we want to see and associate with in the next 5-10 years?

  • Jb says:

    The EC I guess this proverb fits here You cannot eat your bread and have it .
    Most of the office bearers are clueless , corrupt and too naive to be leaders .. Who are stakeholders ?

  • Dan Original says:

    Now that we the chance to present all our views guys please do so. It’s also the time we will know who the stakeholders are. Attending matches does not qualify one to vote but maybe to present their views. All the same this is a step in the right direction

  • OGANGO TRAILER says:

    Wengine wana meza matee; lakini Rachier na watu wake (EC) wana endelea kula NYAMA. This is the moment we have been asking for year in year out and failure to attend will leave most of us “SALIVATING” and crying foul on this site as the successful minority will be enjoying “NYAMA” shamelessly. To attend the SGM go to Nyayo office and register either as an ordinary member, life member(GOLD,SILVER or BRONZE).

    • Dan Original says:

      @OGANGO TRAILER, don’t be surprised that our guys will not do what you have just recommended then come next week/month/year we will be all over this site lamenting on the structure of the EC , recruitment and generally how the team is being run

  • Kassam Mwivangano says:

    I have no problem at all with the Society Act..guys is it the Society form of registration that makes people steal from GM?

    To me Kenyans must just do soul searching and reform at the individual level.
    The tens of officials is truly a joke and should or must be done away with.

    I will vehemently resist and lobby all and sundry never to uninformedly hand over the great Gor Mahia to people who do not understand its origin and progression..GM is too big to be owned by pretenders masquerading as modernistic revolutionists. GM does not need such simplistic ideologies at all.

    Let those who wish to attend the stakeholders meeting do the necessary as advised by the trailer man above and give their worthy opinions though..but GM is a movement not just for the current but past and future generations.

    Let there be genuine exchange of ideas and structural reforms but ownership remains Communal and societal.

    • Jamigori says:

      @Kassim, it is invitable that we must change or die a natural death. Gor Mahia can’t engage in any business with its current status. We must open up the team as required by the sports Act and CAF on self sustainable financially and with proper youth programme.

      I will attend but will propose for adoption of Company Act. There us nothing to be feared furthermore football is business and you have seen in England premier league (ELP) where new owners have been emerging. This is the global trend and we must be ready to prepare Gor Mahia for big things.

      It is not about the people but the club has to move forward.