Gor Mahia explain GOtv Shield boycott
15 December 2015, 12:27
Nairobi - Gor Mahia have revealed the club opted to boycott the GoTV Shield
third-place play-off due to the fact the tournament has financially
drained the club.
K'Ogalo were scheduled to face Muhoroni Youth for the bronze medal on
Sunday, but their failure to report for the game meant the win was
awarded to the latter.
Rachier has since spoken out over their decision to skip the match, telling SuperSport:
"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
Sh24,500 yet we have used over KES 400,000 in preparations which includes
paying allowances and other needs.
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"In the first game FKF gave us a mere KES 9000 in the second game they
gave us KES 10,000 and in the third game KES 2,500. How are we expected the
same and yet it's the Gor fans who come to the stadiums to watch the
"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."
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