Rachier: Players have not been paid for 4 months

Gor Mahia Chairman Ambrose Rachier admits that the playing unit has not been paid in 4 months

Additional reporting from goal.com
The K’Ogalo chairman admits the situation at the club is tough but insists the players understand and are committed to the team

Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier admits it is four months since his players last enjoyed an official salary.

The defending champions have been under tough financial constraints owing to the exit of main sponsors SportPesa at the beginning of the season. Players like Maurice Ojwang have already requested to leave if the 18-time league champions do not settle their dues.

The chairman admits the situation is tough, but they are doing everything possible to ensure the players are comfortable.
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“We have no sponsor at all, no sponsor no nothing but we are heading the [Kenyan Premier League] table,” Rachier told Goal on Thursday.

“It is four months since we last paid our players an official salary, but they are understanding the situation and that is why they have remained disciplined and committed to the team. They are not enjoying our problems like others are currently doing.

“Players are getting something for their rent and food as we sort out the financial issues.”
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Rachier has denied reports captain Kenneth Muguna has handed a transfer request owing to the current situation.

“[Muguna] has not asked to leave, actually I have nothing from him or his agent. The only player who gave us a notice was Maurice Ojwang’,” Rachier concluded.

Gor Mahia have managed to collect 24 points from their nine games, and the next assignment will be against Ulinzi Stars.


6 thoughts on “Rachier: Players have not been paid for 4 months

  • November 29, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Does this mean that by the end of this month, in 2 days time, the players and coaches will have gone 5 months without their salaries.
    That is a tragedy, it is unbearable.
    What about school fees for their children?
    What about medical bills?
    What about any loans, other commitments they have?

    One person cannot resolve this alone.

    Gor Mahia needs you and me to alleviate this crisis by contributing /sacrificing an affordable amount.

    Gor Mahia needs 25,000 K’Ogalo supporters who can contribute 200/- annual membership fee and then 125/- per month or 1700/- per year. The money will enable Gor Mahia to pay salaries and medical insurance for the players.

    K’Ogalo fans, let us join hands and be the sponsors of our club.

    With Gor Mahia Augmentin Fund, you pay only 200/- annual membership fee and 125/- per month. All the money goes to:
    1. Pay the players’ salaries.
    2. Pay NSSF and NHIF for our players.
    3. Finance Gor Mahia’s signing of the best players in Africa.

    To contribute:
    KCB Pay Bill 522522
    Account 1267562560 Then forward M-PESA message to 0748844410

    For more information text 0748844410

    GMAF Caring for K’Ogalo Boldly, Transparently and Directly.

    Follow this link to join my WhatsApp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/K3c9AtUyg2GHHzNnTXu1kQ

  • November 29, 2019 at 3:05 am

    These players are very patient. Lets help them

  • November 29, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    And what happened to the deal with Agro Chemicals? Gor mahia football club is capable of getting sponsorship but they fear theft in the club, my opinion. Gor has a good number of followers, meaning for example 500000 x 200=100,000,000.

  • November 29, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    The players are doing us proud to be honest.Lets help them…
    Gor 5 Tusker 2
    Gor 4 AFC L 1
    Gor 3 Cleophas Shimanyula 0
    Gor 2 Dockers 0.
    In two matches a single team scores 7 goals and conceades only 1.

    • November 29, 2019 at 8:21 pm

      Let’s support the greatest Club in Kenya

  • November 29, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Let’s support the greatest Club in Kenya


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