Was there sabotage


After a high flying performance at the inaugural Sportpesa super cup, Gor Mahia cme crashing down with a 0-2 loss to Sofapaka at Kinoru stadium Meru. Some reports suggest that the poor result was occassioned by a go-slow by players.

Story by the Nation
Gor Mahia’s 2-0 loss to Sofapaka at the weekend has revealed a major disconnect between the club’s playing unit and the club’s secretariat.

Sources at the club indicate that Gor’s players, angry at the manner club officials handled Sh3 million cash prize the team gor after winning SportPesa Super Cup in Tanzania on June 11, deliberately underperformed “in order to catch the attention of club chairman Ambrose Rachier and the fans.”

While many believe that the defeat was a bad reaction to the departure of Brazilian coach Marcelo Ferreira, it has now emerged that the loss occasioned by underperformance by a section of the playing unit.

“People took issue with the fact that the officials were only willing to give us Sh1 million out of the Sh3 million cash prize. Before we left Tanzania, we were told that players would share Sh2 million, but all that changed when we got to Nairobi. They changed their mind and said players would share Sh1 million among themselves,” a member of the playing unit, who sought anonymity, said on Monday

But Gor treasurer, Sally Bolo, on Monday said the office kept only Sh1.5 million of the cash prize, adding that the money went into administrative costs.

“The issue was discussed at executive level and everyone was happy with the decision to give players get 50 per cent of the amount as the office uses the other half to pay bonuses and allowances.

It is the club that enters into agreements with sponsors, not players. Such money is usually considered the club’s income, and is usually channelled to paying off club expenses,” she said.

The issue led to a go-slow at Gor last week as players also demanded full payment of training allowances.

An emergency Executive Committee meeting held on Tuesday decided that all pending allowance be paid out.

By this time, coach Marcelo Ferreira had resigned, leaving the burden of motivating players with assistant Zedekiah Otieno.

Zico undeterred
Coach Zedekiah Otieno Zico, now in his third stint as head coach, regretted the loss but thinks Gor Mahia will recover.

“It is unfortunate to start on a losing note. This is not the kind of result we anticipated. Sadly that is what we have,” he said to sportpesanews.

Zico further indicated that the red card through his team off their rythm.

“The red card we got changed the dynamics of the match completely but we have 20 matches remaining to fight for the title,” he continued.

29 thoughts on “Was there sabotage

  1. A person

    All the problems we have are due to Mugabe’s poor leadership style. The EC is only interested in the amount they are capable of looting. Halafu some people are writing nonsense here without getting their facts right. Poor performance can be due to many underlying circumstances! Kogallo club has been turned into a Kingdom Kiosk.

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  2. Barefoot Bandit

    Why are the details of this match so scanty? It’s now that I am learning that we were red carded. Which players were substituted? Finally, why should EC pocket 50% of prize money? I thought we have a sponsorship that should be catering for salaries, allowances and bonuses.

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  3. Oduor12

    +8 years as chairman and NO STRUCTURES, not even a policy on how to share prize money. As @BB mentions DAY IN DAY OUT salaries and allowances are always an issue yet head coaches leave without notice,use sponsorship is opaque, playing unit is delibrately bloated with “passengers” hence “expensive to maintain”. PROBLEM IN GMFC IS MUGABE AND THE BIGGER PROBLEM IS THAT HE WAS “VALIDLY” ELECTED. KWELI CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES. GMFC’s constitution requires that yearly financial accounts/reports must be tabled at the ANNUAL AGM but both are ignored with impunity. Now Mugabe has cunningly extended his term to 4 years from the 2 years as stipulated in the GMFC constitution to “comply” the Sports Act without an AGM approval. That million $ question remain unanswered. WHY IS IT THAT OF ALL THE ENTITIES MUGABE LEADS/MANAGES ONLY GMFC IS IN A PERPETUAL FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE QUAGMIRE?

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  4. teddy sofaset branch entebbe

    I have said it and I will repeat , that those who view the resignation of Ze n the subsequent elevation of Zico to the helm as some coincidence and not the machinations long before put in motion are missing the point.
    Secondly I opined that the seeming beneficiary of those machinations I.e Zico and the Cheering Squads are just but Pawns in a game they least understand.
    Now from this latest story the real situation is beginning to play out.
    The players inadvertently are saying that they are dealing with a club whose absentee chairman knows not of what is happening in his own club and that the only way to wake him up from his slumber is to break our hearts as fans by throwing a match.
    From the story u get the feeling that Zico is very much alive to what is going on about the players but has decided that his personal unga is more important than the players grievances and so would rather play safe.
    The executive led by that Bolo is not even denying the players claims but rather is justifying why they changed on what they agreed on in Dar with the players that was diffenitely witnessed by Zico.
    Football on the pitch is the sum total of all that happens before the game and this involves the executive , the TB and the players and if this is not synchronized then what we are seeing now is what we get.
    Finally people who take football seriously long realized that the world is a global village and that coaches n players could no longer just be scouted from within some irrelevant emotional boundaries but from wide without , even Gor realized this by the 20th century in bringing in the Len Julians n Jack Johnson and hence its very annoying that long into the 21st century , some nativist sychophants can even go public with trying to associate the club with some tribal ritualistic utterances…
    This club has now reached a developmentalmenopause and what we are now seeing is just a firing of blanks

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    1. Jasego

      Call it High Expectations by our Peer Yanga going for the best the continent has to offer regardless of price while here in GOr we can only sign Mugiraneza on the Bosman after he is rejected in Tz for non-performance and hope that by some miracle he becomes a POgba in KOgalo…That is the height of Mediocrity and ambitionless traits shown by us with EC striving daily to make us a Feeder club in the region

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  5. MACHOLULONG

    Is this sale Gimmick from NMG?. GM were defeated in good faith. They were still celebrating and were in shock since Ze was leaving. Sofapaka knew this and capitalized on it. Meru pitch was bumpy for our kind of football. The effort the players put in the second Half of the match does not amount to sabotage. Please let us support the team and help the TB to find a solution by giving objectives decision. It was wise to use TZ team in this match than fatigue international players who traveled as far Comoros and other far West Africa countries. Zico will hold the team with our support.

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    1. Oduor12

      Omera ati “Flava” is available, then i expect him to be RE-signed like yesterday,apart from medicals, no other BUTS OR IFS. This is one striker who can deliver the titles “single handedly” He’s done it before, he can do it again. JaEntebbe awinji awinji! Regarding Zico,am not worried if he wants to be a pawn,shauri yake. He’s +18 and can decide to build or destroy his career. But one rider for those castigating him after his first game in charge. If he is not fit to handle even one or a couple of matches then why do you stomach him as an assistant coach? To Ken Ore, don’t let “Jodala” or the term put you off. GMFC supporters, like in all big teams, are as different as the 7 colours of the rainbow. Different people or groups support the team for different reasons. So why lose sleep over why someone else supports GMFC. Despite its base, GMFC has always been all inclusive we even vote in Nyangis & Mugabes. Take heart, sooner rather than later K’Ogalo will be a continental power house.

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  6. Jakoyo

    when you call your players silly names like ‘monkeys’ this is what happens ………….AFC Leopards has reportedly parted ways with Romanian coach Dorian Marin barely took weeks after he replaced Stewart Halll. The former Eritrea national team coach ya reportedly fallen out with a number of players in the team and the club has opted against offering him a contract.

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  7. Jasego

    EC..EC…EC i Repeat in full Gor Mahia Executive Committee stop this Camaraderie and give our club the requisite structures and stability it requires….Why loot and partake of players hard fought blood, sweat and tears while Opaque SportPesa Sponsorship money is supposed to run all Administrative costs accrued by the club?You know this Rampant Kwelo must one day end as do all things under the Sun says God the Creator Himself. Ati Gor ”En Dhiang Maduong” all everyone who gets into the EC does is ”Nyiedhe” for milk day in day out…GM EC are just a mirror of all the ills that affect Kenyan society in terms of accountability and transparency right from the National Government coming down to Village Sacco’s…Aol..Aol… God Save Us we are crying as we set our eyes unto the mountains from Whence your Help Comes…Otek

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  8. Mwakio P

    EC are fully responsible for the ongoing mess at the club as AR has failed to manage the money hungry officials whose interests are in their stomach and own welfare. It is now time to move from these useless elections that bring greedy officials with no ideas on football administration.

    The ball still stops with the registered members of the club to make resolutions required during SGM or AGM in turning the club into a limited company with only “respected” board of directors that will be responsible for strategic planning with the fit and proper professionals to run the secretariat by implementing various board’s strategic objectives. The secretariat should be headed by very qualified team that should comprise of the following:-
    1. Chief Executive Officer,
    2. Chief Financial Officer,
    3. Marketing & Distribution Director,
    4. Supply Chains Director and
    5. Membership & Contracts Director.

    It is now time to make radical and drastic changes regarding the future existence of this great club. We can’t just sit back and wait for poor management of the club to continue. It is also time for the club hierarchy to consult with the stakeholders on how best the club can be run on sound and sustainable financing models without depending on deep pockets of some officials.

    At Gor Mahia Executive Committee, we have some officials who are hustlers and can not think strategically on how best this club can be used to become an employment creator for our budding talents, youths, fans and other Kenyans.

    The resources are becoming very scarce and limited whilst the cost of club administration is skyrocketing in line with the economic environment.

    In view of these tough challenges, the club need to open up to members and fans by having a thorough brainstorming session on how best we can move this club forward. The members can come up with the best models that can be adopted and experts can be contracted or appointed by the Executive Committee to help us to achieve the intended objective of making the club a business entity and professional outfit.

    Our hearts are really bleeding for the club to change levels from amateur club to a business entity with board and staffs who are accountable to the members or shareholders.

    Unless we fans and members think outside the box, open up to one another and adopt the best practice, I am afraid that this great and glamour club will never conquer Africa and will one day just fold and be forgotten all together.

    BIQ QUESTION TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
    WHAT IS THAT VERY DIFFICULT IN TURNING THE CLUB TO A “LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY” WITH THE HOLDING COMPANY AT THE HELM???

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    1. Jasego

      Mwakio this is a great idea and the way to go but who would introduce this motion in the SGM or AGM complete with a Seconder to be deliberated and discussed and adopted as part of the resolutions of the minutes of the meeting held. I ask only because it threatens the very fabric of the Gor is a ”Cash Cow” philosophy that our EC uses to fleece the club on a permanent basis and would therefore be resisted with force unforseen in recent times by AR and Co…

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  9. Mwakio P

    Executive Committee (EC) are fully responsible for the ongoing mess at the club as AR has failed to manage the money hungry officials whose interests are in their stomach and own welfare. It is now time to move from these useless elections that bring greedy officials with no ideas on football administration.

    The ball still stops with the registered members of the club to make resolutions required during SGM or AGM in turning the club into a limited company with only “respected” board of directors that will be responsible for strategic planning with the fit and proper professionals to run the secretariat by implementing various board’s strategic objectives. The secretariat should be headed by very qualified team that should comprise of the following:-
    1. Chief Executive Officer,
    2. Chief Financial Officer,
    3. Marketing & Distribution Director,
    4. Supply Chains Director and
    5. Membership & Contracts Director.

    It is now time to make radical and drastic changes regarding the future existence of this great club. We can’t just sit back and wait for poor management of the club to continue. It is also time for the club hierarchy to consult with the stakeholders on how best the club can be run on sound and sustainable financing models without depending on deep pockets of some officials.

    At Gor Mahia Executive Committee, we have some officials who are hustlers and can not think strategically on how best this club can be used to become an employment creator for our budding talents, youths, fans and other Kenyans.

    The resources are becoming very scarce and limited whilst the cost of club administration is skyrocketing in line with the economic environment.

    In view of these tough challenges, the club need to open up to members and fans by having a thorough brainstorming session on how best we can move this club forward. The members can come up with the best models that can be adopted and experts can be contracted or appointed by the Executive Committee to help us to achieve the intended objective of making the club a business entity and professional outfit.

    Our hearts are really bleeding for the club to change levels from amateur club to a business entity with board and staffs who are accountable to the members or shareholders.

    Unless we fans and members think outside the box, open up to one another and adopt the best practice, I am afraid that this great and glamour club will never conquer Africa and will one day just fold and be forgotten all together.

    BIQ QUESTION TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
    WHAT IS THAT VERY DIFFICULT IN TURNING THE CLUB TO A “LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY” WITH THE HOLDING COMPANY AT THE HELM???

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    1. Jasego

      Mwakio this is a great idea and the way to go but who would introduce this motion in the SGM or AGM complete with a Seconder to be deliberated and discussed and adopted as part of the resolutions of the minutes of the meeting held? I ask only because it threatens the very fabric of the Gor is a ”Cash Cow” philosophy that our EC uses to fleece the club on a permanent basis and would therefore be resisted with force unforseen in recent times by AR and Co…

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  10. NGESTO

    Rachier sio mwizi, yeye ako na pesa, shida ni hawa mafisi walio chini yake(EC) na tamaa za kiupumbavu na inafaa waondolewe sababu roho zao hazipo na Gor ila ziko kwenye kutengeneza maboma zao huko dala na kuenda rumba ndo maana mwaona mablogger wengine hapa wanaaminia jodala ilhali hao ndio wanamaliza MIGHTY K’OGALO, mashabik tutazidi kushabikia timu lakini tukiendelea na hawa mafisi tutapigania namba 8. MUNGU AZIDI KUBARIKI TIMU NA TUNAOMBA AONDOE PEPO ZA WIZI KWA EC

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  11. Kazzarah

    Meru Is Very Far From Nairobi,why Did The Player Camped There Three To Four Day Before The Match,there Was No Sabotage Here Becoz Losing A Match Affect The Players Directly Since They Miss Winning Bonuses.Bonny Should Be Rested To Up His Game,wellington Is Approved Fighter Let Make Use Of His,zemaria Was Not A Fool To Ignore Simiyu Knowing Very Well That He Is A Talented Left Back,mogul Included.Let Ziko Impress Us By Winning The Matches Whether In Kiambu,kitui,mandera Or Malindi.What We Want Is Three Point And Nothing Else.Zemaria Has Left With Bad And Gud Luck Excuses, Now Let Total Football Prevail.

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  12. Kazzarah

    Why Should People Keep On Blaming Rachier When The Team Loses The Game,rachier Is Not The Coach,he Tries His Best To See The Club Have The Best Coach,as A Human being He Cannot Succeed In All Department,that Why The Club Stakeholder Elect Able Official To Assist Him In Managing The Club,and When The Same Stakeholder Elected Oppurtunistic And Football Hecklers To Manage The Club What Do Fans Expect?Club Require People With Diverse Knowledge and Passion For Success

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  13. Level mindfan

    Sundays newspaper reported that Rachier was ordered to pay a client thousands of chapaa,apparently alimcheza.How can GM EC make sure the chair would not or is not using the clubs money for his personal woes?

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    1. Jasego

      Ati AR conned someone of money?Otek if conmen are the ones holding executive authority of our club GM

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  14. Jasego

    I Repeat in full to our clubs EC to stop this Camaraderie and give our club the requisite structures and stability it requires. Why loot and partake of players hard fought blood, sweat and tears while Opaque SportPesa Sponsorship money is supposed to run all Administrative costs accrued by the club?You know this Rampant Kwelo must one day end as do all things under the Sun says God the Creator Himself. Ati Gor ”En Dhiang Maduong” all everyone who gets into the EC does is ”Nyiedhe” for milk day in day out. Our EC is just a mirror of all the ills that affect Kenyan society in terms of accountability and transparency right from the National Government coming down to Village Sacco’s. God Save Us we are crying as we set our eyes unto the mountains from Whence your Help Comes

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  15. Jasego

    Is Lootery, Stealing, Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth the Modus Operandi of our clubs EC. Sawa tu i think we have said all that words can express in terms of mismanagement of our club so a time comes when as a frustrated people we can only turn our eyes unto the mountains from whence our Almighty Lords Help Comes

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  16. Oduor12

    Daily Nation 17th Saturday 2017, Mugabe / Rachier & Amollo Advocates ordered by High Court to pay 80 million plus 24 million interest to Diamond Star General Trading Company. Maaayo uru, completely forget any financial reports or AGMs at GMFC.

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    1. Jasego

      There goes SportPesa Sponsorship money into the Abyss of AR Personal Debts..We will beg as a team until Kingdom come

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  17. Wuod Suba

    Rachier as an Advocate is totally different person. ….why bringing his office affairs into this forum…
    Let’s style up Omera.

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