Ngala calls for better prize money

Gor Mahia organizing secretary Ronald Ngala has expressed dissapointment that the Kenya Premier League has not increaed the prize money for the KPL Top 8.  Since 2011 the winners have received Ksh 1 million.
“Playing the tournament is now becoming a burden to us because we have to spend money preparing the team. Granted, KPL subsidises some of our costs, but it still does not make economic sense,” he said. ”It is disappointing the money has remained constant for all those years. There ought to be an annual increase of about Sh1 million. That would have made sense.” said Ngala to the Standard.
Ngala said by taking part in the tournament, his club actually helps KPL to make money, since the league company retains the gate collections.“What will happen when we don’t take part or when we are eliminated in the first round?” continued Ngala.

But KPL’s Chairman of Finance Committee George Odhiambo defended the company, saying they can only pay what they have. “It is unfair to compare ourselves with the PSL without looking at what they get in terms of sponsorship and what we have. The fact is we can’t pay what we don’t have, but we need to start from somewhere,” he said.

For winning the Kenya Premier League, Gor Mahia will   receive Ksh 4.5 million. Should they win the GoTV shield, they would collect another Ksh 2.5 million, bringing the total to Ksh 7.5 million.
The winner of the Tanzanian league receives the equivalent of Ksh 3.81 million. But the winner of the South African League receives a whopping Ksh 80 million !
In August of this season, the KPL signed a new sponsorship deal with Sportpesa that is worth Ksh 80 million per year.

Nuttall keen on retaining Walusimbi

>Gor Mahia coach Frank Nuttall wants to see Ugandan international Godfrey Walusimbi retained by the club. Walusimbi’s contract ends at the end of this year. The club has not initiated any talks to renew his contract. Some reports on social media suggested that Walusimbi put some of his household items on sale.

“Personally I want Walusimbi here at the club. I am very happy with him. He is a top player and one that has contributed immensely to the success of the club, during my time here and I am very happy to have him.  I know that there is a contract situation that needs to be solved but all I can say is that I am happy with him and would like him to stay. The club will look at his situation and I believe something will be agreed between the two sides,” said Nuttall to supersport.

Walusimbi’s all round brilliant play has been instrumental in the club’s successful league campaigns. He has scored goals and provided timely assists. Most notable were the two goals he scored that sunk Bandari 2-0 in Mombasa. His understanding of the game and tactical astuteness makes him a valuable player for Frank Nuttall.

15 thoughts on “Ngala calls for better prize money

  1. PERSONALLY FOUR YOUNG PLAYERS STOOD OUT IN THE JUST ENDED KPL LEAGUE…. BONIFACE AKENGA, SHABAN ODONJI, ERIC JOHANA AND CRISPINUS OTIENO .

    CAN SOMEBODY IN THE EC CONSIDER THIS PLAYERS AS BACK UP ?

  2. GUYS LET US BE REALISTIC THE COUCH IS TALKING ABOUT THE RENEWALL OF JAJAWALU’S CONTRACTS WHILE SOME BODY COMES UP WITH NAMES OTHER PLAYERS TO BE CONSIDED NO! NO! NO!. SOME BLOGERS DOESN’T CONSIDED THE TUSK A HEAD OF GOR MAHIA NEXT YEAR? DO YOU KNOW WHAT AMOUT TP MAZEMBE BAG IN FOR WINNING CLUB CHAMPOINSHIP? DR. A. RACHIER PLEASE, PLEASE START TO TALK TO WALUSIMBI WITH EMMIDIATE EFFECTS, I DO PRAY FOR YOU TO DO IT BOSS!.THEY ARE SO MANY PLAYERS IN GOR MAHIA WHO OUGHT TO BE GIVEN OUT ON LOANS TO FRIENDLY CLUBS LIKE CITY STARS AND BANDARI. SO THAT THEY CAN GET MORE PLAYING TIME. PLAYING CLUB CHAMPOINSHIP IS NOT A CHILD PLAY!

  3. NOW LET ME TURN MY GUNS TO (THE SJAK A WARD), I LIKE JIMMY BAGEYA VERY MUCH, I HAD EVEN PROPOSED HERE THAT HE SHOULD JOIN GM NEXT YEAR BUT? WHEN COMPARING OLUNGA MIKE WITH JIMMY, I ODHIAMBO ACHACHA I THINK MASTER. OLUNGA MIKE IS FAR MUCH MORE BETTER THAN BAGEYA. 1) JIMMY DOESN’T PLAY FOR UGANDA CRANES 2) OLUNGA HAS SCORED 19 GOALS IN JUST CONCLUDED LEAGEU WHICH JIMMY WAS PARTICIPATING?.3) OLUNGA IS PLAYING FOR HARRAMBEE STARS,4) OLUNGA HAS SCORED 3 GOALS IN ONE CONTINANTAL MATCH. FINALY WE FANS OF GOR MAHIA K’OGALO CAN DO IT FOR OLUNGA OUR SELVE’S?. WE WERE MANAGED TO CONTRIBUTE KSH. 250,000.00. IN ONE WEEK FOR A PLAYER TO BE OPERATED?. COME ON GUYS ( SJAK)!!

  4. This Is what ve been saying that walu is a top player any coach Will want to work with but unfortunately the Ec n captain jerry have decided not to renew his contracts coz his been agitating for contract renewal since august 2015 n i dont see Ec renewing it but rem rarely do ugandans fails trials in anywhere so walusimbi Will get a good club. this Is how EC is started killing gormahia slowly so that it doesnt do well in CAF.
    Just ask yourself they recel de 4.5m from winning kpl. 720,000 from improved kpl standings. 1m from winning top8 .so total is ksh 6.2m. but never ve we heard any roadmap on how they ve spent this money. i expected from gor office to Say out of this cash from won trophies they allocate some cash to players thank you n some cash to pay sign in fee on renewal of contracts for olunga.kagere.aucho n walusimbi. last time they signed kagere at 2m n now kagere may demand 3m sign in fee. Olunga values has increased n may also demand over 3m Sign in fee. it Will be a shame n pity to loose this players to nakumatt fc infact nakumatt can pour more than 10m to sign olunga.kagere. Because the praises players at gor doesnt translate in bank.

    Gormahia is struggling because of EC who thinks its their personal property n hence mean to invite others to contribute. Mark m’y word there are so many luos owning companies but Gor Ec have failed to involve them

    1. My friend as it is Gor has debts to be cleared for other vendors as well as players. So if you get 1m today don’t you also think about tomorrow. We will need signing-on fees which cannot even be supported by that amount. Let’s be real even ManU and Real players decide t leave for other reasons

  5. I here people talking about managing a BIG club hehehee which big club do people talk about,a big club with no accountability from the office,a big club where players are paid kwa mkono? do we really know the meaning of BIG club? lets not cheat ourselves here my dear friends,for GOR to go to the level of being called BIG club we MUST and please underline the word MUST change how this GREAT CLUB IS BEING MANAGED.

  6. FOR A CLUB TO PROGRESS, AS FOR GM WHICH HAS WON TITLE UN- BEATEN, THEN COMES CONTINENTAL MATCHES THE CLUB IS BEING ELIMMINATED EVEN BEFORE GROUP STAGES? WHO IS JERRIM ONYANGO TO DESIDE WHO’S CONTRACTS TO BE RENEWED. ME THE CAPTAIN I KNOW IN GOR MAHIA IS MUSA MOHHAMED NOT ONYANGO. FOR SURE ONYANGO SHOULD HAVE LEAVE GM BY NOW.NOT EVEN TOMORROW. THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO NEED LEADERSHIP TO SELL THE CLUB FOR THEIR OWN BENEFIT(2012)

  7. IF KFK IS PLANNING TO DENIED GM THE FOURTH CUP, I HAVE THE ANSWER COME NEXT SEASON THOSE CLUBS THEY ARE BUSSY REWARDING POINTS IN THE OFFICE.COME NEXT YEAR LET OUR LOYAL FANS DO ME ONE FAVOUR DON’T ATTAND ANY AWAY MACHES INVOLVING GM, INSTEAD WE SEND OUR GATE COLLECTION TO 350100. ALL CLUBS PARTICIPETING IN SPORT-PESA LEAQEU CAN ONLY SEE MILLION WHEN PLAYING GM, BECAUSE OF THIER LOYAL FANS. YET IT’S THIS GM THEY KEEP ON FRUSTRATING YEAR IN YAER OUT NO NO!

    1. And how will the 12th man as the fan help the team? Our attendance has really been helpful to the team. On being denied the chance for three trophies the team should not be worried about nothing. After all why spend 4m to get 2millon?

  8. I also wonder how come there were no medals for the winners and runners up of the top 8. Or am i wrong on this.

    We are just too behind in matters of organization.

    Like father like son or what..by the way i strongly believe the GM Chair has done wonders..without a shirt sponsor he has really and truly won my acceptance.

  9. PLEASE DR. RACHIER, SEE IT THAT YOU MANTAIN MR. G. WALUSIMBI, REMEMBER WHEN HIS FELLOW COUNTRY-MEN ( G.KIZITO& D. SSEREKUMA) DECIDED TO WALK AWAY WHEN CLUB NEEDED THEIR SERVICES VERY MOST BUT WALUSIMBI STAY PUT. NOW HE WANTS TO RENEW HIS CONTRACT, WHILE I READ HERE THAT ONYANGO ARE THE PEOPLE WANTED JAJALU TO! YET I SAW ONYANGO PULLING HIS KIDS DURING THE REPRESENTION OF CAP. HOW MANY MATCHES ONYANGO PLAY THIS YEAR WHILE THAT WALUSIMBI HAS SCORED VERY VITAL GOALS FOR THE CLUB. WHO’S JERRIM ONYANGO? TO DECIDE WHO TO BE CONTRACTED BY THE CUB?

  10. TODAY I TURN MY GUNS TO FKF ELECTIONS, IF GOR SEMELANGO HAS GOT UPPER HANDS OVER BOTH DR.RACHIER AND TOM ALILA, WHY CAN’T THE TWO SUPPORT G.S.FOR FKF PRESIDENTSHIP, MR. ALILA IS REPSENTING NYANZA WHILE DR. RACHIER IS SERVING CHAIRPERSON OF BOTH K’OGALO & KPL? WHY KENYANS DOESN’T LIKE (LABOUR DIVISION), ONE PERSON JUST WANTED TO LEAD EVERYWHERE, AI YAWA. GUYS DO SUPPORT ONE CANDIDATE IN ORDER TO DISLARGE THE INCUMBENT. REMEMBER 1992 WHEN EVERYBODY WANTED TO LEAD KENYANS, THEY END UP LOOSING TO THE PROF. OF POLITICS H.E. D. ARAP MOI. WE JUST MOVING TO THE SITUATIONS OF 1992? MANO EN AN NYAKWAR OLONY AMUOK OKE GI NGOLO.

  11. THIS YEAR ANY (AWARD) WHERE SOMEBODY FROM GOR MAHIA K’OGALO NYAM NYAM, HAS APPEAR HONESTLY THE PERSON WILL CARRY THE DAY. WHY I AM SAYING THIS ” CLUB WITHOUT SPONSORSHIP SHIRT, WHILE THEY WON KPL LEAGUE UN-BEATTEN” THIS IS THE YEAR OF MAYIENG MAYIENGO MAYIENGO PINY.

  12. THE PERSON WHO HAS DESIGNED THE CALLENDAR FOR 2016, HAS REALLY ANNOYED ME VERY MUCH, BY FAILING TO SHOWED THE PICTURE OF THE FIELDMASHALL CARPTAIN ( MUSA MOHAMMED) THEY MUST RE-DO-IT?

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