Gor Mahia to launch Sacco
Gor Mahia could be the first club in the Kenya Premier League(KPL)
to launch officially its co-operative Sacco.
Club Chairman Ambrose Rachier disclosed that they are in the final
stages of launching the project that will be open to everybody
including foreigners.He said already they have registered the sacco
and established an office at Nairobi’s Development House adding that
what is remaining is to put some few logistics in place like buying a
computer and office furniture among other amenities.
Rachier made the announcement on Tuesday evening during an
impromptu fund raising towards Gor Mahia’s continental trip to and
from Congo where they will face off with Ac Leopards in the second
round,return leg, of the Africa Champions League.
A total of Kshs.511,000 was realized where Rachier donated
Kshs.150,000.The exercise that was snubbed by top leaders was attended
by various branch representatives at Nairobi Club.
He reiterated that the club’s future looks bleak owing to lack of a
sponsor but assured club supporters that in a few months time,a
sponsor should be on board.
The Club boss said the greatest challenge facing the team is to
clean up their image so that they can re-brand themselves infront of
potential sponsor’s and co-operates.
He said the club is targeting at least kshs.135 million per year
to be on a sound footing to sustain themselves.
“At the moment, he added,the money we get from Supersport and
Tusker is not enough to sustain our club.We have around four major
strategies which we want to embark to alleviate our financial
problems.They include pursuing a sponsor we were promised by our
President,clean up our image as part of branding ourselves to the
co-operates and sponsor’s,see how we can sustain ourselves by
launching the sacco project where members will be buying shares and
finally invest more on selling our merchandise that includes jerseys,
cap’s, umbrella’s,and seal all loopholes in our gate collection to
support our club revenue”
Regarding the Congo trip,Rachier who was flanked by Gor executive
led by Frank Wasuna,Ronald Ngala,Anima ‘Ferrari”Aketch,David Kiilo
and treasurer Kennedy Otieno said the club required shs.5.2m to
cater for the trip.
“We shall be travelling with a contingent of 30 people that includes
players and officials.But unless we get that amount,we might fail to
honour the trip and accept to face CAF wrath that includes a
heavy fine and a possible ban from continental assignments’said he.
As a sign of good gesture,Nairobi City Stars surrendered their
entire gate collection during their Wednesdays mid-week KPL tie
pitting his club against Bandari at the Nairobi City Stadium