Gor Mahia Officials Demand To Know Details Of SportPesa Sponsorship Deal

Gor Mahia
Gor Mahia

Disgruntled Gor Mahia officials led by organizing secretary Judith “Nyangi” Anyango and Secretary General Ben Omondi are demanding to know details of the club’s sponsorship deal with gaming giants SportPesa.

The duo, who came into office two years ago when the deal was already in place, are alleging that it is shrouded in mystery and only known to a few officials.

Nonetheless, their intended purpose is unclear as SportPesa has kept their end of the bargain to-date according to Gor’s chairman Ambrose Rachier.

The amount which SportPesa pays to Gor which stands at about Ksh 65million is also public knowledge.

“I would like to state clearly that I have no issues with our sponsor SportPesa. In fact, I support and appreciate the sponsorship to Gor Mahia.

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However, in the spirit of transparency, I am appealing to them to make the content of the contract to all EC members of our club,” Nyangi said after meeting with SportPesa Tuesday.

The meeting was intended to discuss Saturday’s coronation of Gor Mahia as the 2018 KPL champions in Kisumu.

“I am happy they were concerned about the ongoing especially the late payment of players and they even considered making payments of players directly.

I and the SG (Ben Omondi) finally a short telephone conversation with the CEO Cpt. Karauri, who confirmed we shall have another review meeting in a view to finding a lasting solution to the concerns raised.”

On Monday Rachier “unreservedly and profusely” apologized to SportPesa “for the threats directed to them by goons.”

The strong statement came days after a person called “Bryan” was branded “a cartel” by the organizing secretary, who alleged he pockets part of the sponsorship money while players go hungry.

According to Kahawa Tungu sources, Bryan was the agent who brought SportPesa to the negotiating table and is entitled to agency fee.

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Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.


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