Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has explained that the club informed FKF well in advance that they would not honour the 2015 GoTV shield third place playoff. Gor Mahia did not play the match. FKF thus awarded the match to Muhoroni Youth. Rachier says FKF has used Gor Mahia to fund its coffers.
“I had personally spoken to FKF Secretary General Michael Esakwa and issued him with a notice that Gor Mahia would not honour the game. It’s a shame that FKF was using Gor to get gate collections and in four matches we have played in the GOtv shield FKF have only given the club Kshs24,500 yet we have used over Kshs400,000 in preparations which includes paying allowances and other needs.”
“In the first game FKF gave us a mere Kshs9000 in the second game they gave us Kshs 10,000 and in the third game Kshs2,500. How are we expected the same and yet it’s the Gor fans who come to the stadiums to watch the matches?”
“We cannot be taken for a ride that is why it was impossible to honour the match and we put the same to them in writing as we felt the federation was only looking for ways to capitalise from Gor Mahia huge fans base to benefit themselves yet we needed to pay our players at the point it was impossible to play yet we were incurring losses as a club,” Rachier told supersport.com.
With Gor Mahia short on funds, they cannot afford to be a money-source for an organization that is not accountable. And remember this is the same FKF that refused to fund Gor Mahia’s trip to the 2015 CECAFA club cup, despite having earlier agreed to do the same.