Nyangi explains why Gor Mahia are stranded


Former Gor Mahia organizing secretary Judith Nyangi says that Deputy President Ruto offered to finance the club’s trip to Rwanda but officials turned him down

Additional reporting from the Nation

Former Gor Mahia Organising Secretary Judith ‘Nyangi’ Anyango has spilled the beans on why the cash-strapped club failed to travel to Kigali on Wednesday for a preliminary Caf Champions League match against APR.

While the club blamed the delayed departure on lack of funds to purchase air tickets, Nyangi has however claimed that club officials turned down financial

“I had secured an appointment and we were to go to the Deputy President to be assisted but Gor management kept telling me they were consulting. Is there any harm in getting assistance from the Deputy President? Even Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has assisted us before despite his political affiliation. Wacha sasa wapambane na hali yao,” Nyangi told Nairobi News.

Coincidentally, Nyangi, who didn’t contest in the club elections in August after she failed to meet qualifications, is Football Kenya Federation’s head of delegation to Rwanda for the match.

DP Ruto and Gor Mahia patron Raila Odinga are currently locked in a political battle over the Building Bridges Initiative report.

Gor Mahia, whose match against APR is slated for Saturday, had initially planned to leave the country on Wednesday but the team is yet to raise the Sh4 million they need to make the trip.

PLAYERS ON GO SLOW

The Rwandan government has also put strict measures to curb the spread of the deadly virus by putting foreign citizens under a mandatory 24 hour quarantine.

It remains to be seen if Gor Mahia will be allowed into the country past the 24 hour requirement if they fail to travel by Thursday evening.

The air tickets issue aside, the players have also been on a go slow demanding October pay.

On Wednesday, the team refused to turn up for the coronavirus test which is mandatory for anyone leaving the country.

Nairobi News’ effort to reach Chairman Ambrose Rachier proved futile with all our calls going unanswered.

5 thoughts on “Nyangi explains why Gor Mahia are stranded

  • November 26, 2020 at 7:50 pm
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    This Nyangi is really a joke. Pls keep the ruto money for yourself. Isn’t this the same guy who has an army on social media insulting Luos day and night?

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    • November 27, 2020 at 12:27 am
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      If this team was being run professionally, they would not be begging Ruto or Sonko

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  • November 27, 2020 at 9:44 am
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    That was the best thing the club needs a lasting solution sio handout whoever refused did something good.If they got from the ministry the better cause Kogalo is carrying Kenyan flag wale wa politics pole the team is off to Rwanda ,This woman is joker not qualified to run any office because she believes in running the club through other people’s pocket

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  • November 28, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    2020, the team is still knocking at political doors for finding.
    Nonsense!
    And who said that Ruto can’t fund the club? Usungoru to udhier?

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  • December 2, 2020 at 8:45 pm
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    Why can’t that guy from bondo calling himself patron fund the. Isn’t he a billionaire like Ruto. Why is Raila so stingy. How comes he is a patron and he always keep quiet without bailing the team at times of financial difficulties. He should quit the position.

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