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The K'Ogalo official had stated the Madaraka Day Cup prize money had not been paid and went on to demand the money

The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Sports has slammed Gor Mahia general-secretary Sam Ochola for misinforming the public regarding the prize money won by the club on June 1.

K'Ogalo played their old rivals AFC Leopards in the Madaraka Day Cup and the former won 5-4 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in regulation time.
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On Friday, Ochola went on to state, through the club's media department, that the money was not released 'under unclear circumstances' and went on to demand the money be transferred.
What has the government said?

"The government through the Ministry of Sports, Culture, and Heritage offered a cash prize of Ksh. 1 million and [Ksh. 500,000] to the winner and runners-up respectively to the two teams which participated in the Madaraka Day celebrations derby on 1st June 2022," read a statement to Gor Mahia chairman [Ambrose Rachier], signed by Sports CS Ambassador Amina Mohamed and obtained by GOAL.

"The money was wired directly to the respective club accounts and on June 3, 2022, at 12.00 in line with government procedures against heated demand from some club officials that the payment should be in cash.

"Both chairmen of the two clubs were at all times briefed on the procedure of the cash prize payments and you as the chairman of Gor Mahia FC indeed confirmed the reflection of the cash prize amount in your club's account on June 6."
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So what do you have to tell us Aduda and Ocholla??? This is why this club will never redeem itself with the likes of Aduda who chooses when to be in The Club.

Pay the boys!!!
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Ocholla better apologize to Madam Mohammed for misleading the public. Or he could end up in handcuffs like Sauti Sol
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My advice to this office is this; put your interests aside and consider the club for once. We understand that this money was to be pocketed by the officials while the team was to walk away with 5000/.
Let us remove the likes of Aduda, The old team manager and bring other minds in the club.
This club does not need to be administered ONLY BY LUOS?? we have many other passionate NON LUOS who would wish to lend a hand without pay.
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Papamiky wrote: Thu Jun 09, 2022 8:02 am My advice to this office is this; put your interests aside and consider the club for once. We understand that this money was to be pocketed by the officials while the team was to walk away with 5000/.
Let us remove the likes of Aduda, The old team manager and bring other minds in the club.
This club does not need to be administered ONLY BY LUOS?? we have many other passionate NON LUOS who would wish to lend a hand without pay.
Rachier always appoints Aduda. When money supply runs out, Aduda resigns to contest FKF position. When he fails to be elected at FKF, Rachier appoints him again. Aduda is the ultimate cartel. Remember he demanded kickback from Derek Otanga
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Gor Mahia have apologized for the debacle. Report from goal.com
Club chairman Ambrose achier owns the mistake and appreciates the prize won since it helped pay the players

Football Kenya Federation Premier League side Gor Mahia have apologised for erroneously stating the government had not paid them the Ksh 1 million Madaraka Day Cup prize.

K'Ogalo played their old rivals Gor Mahia on June 1 at Nyayo Stadium and won the game 6-5 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in regulation time.

Club general-secretary Sam Ochola went on to point an accusing finger at the government, insinuating they have not honoured their promise. It did not go down well with the latter - who had wired the prize money to the team's account and demanded an apology.

What have Gor Mahia said?

"We refer to the statement attributed to our Secretary-General and published on social media on 3 June 2022 in which he indicated that the prize money had not been released to us "under unclear circumstances" thus insinuating ill motive on the part of the Government officer entrusted with the handling of the funds," read a statement from the club signed by chairman Ambrose Rachier and obtained by GOAL.

"We write to apologise to the officer(s) concerned for this statement and to confirm that as at the date of the publication of this statement the Chairman of the Club had already been informed of the fact that the money in question had been deposited into the Club account. We confirm that indeed the money was deposited into our Cub account on 3rd June 2022.

"We appreciate the good gesture of the Government of the Republic of Kenya through the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage in organising the above derby and giving us an opportunity to participate in such a worthy cause. The prize money earned has indeed benefited the club generally and our players and technical staff in particular. We look forward to such other similar opportunities in the future."

Gor Mahia finished the season in the third position with 55 points from 32 games.
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