In Summary
  • At Gor Mahia it was not the mother of all sponsorships but at the financial position we are at we cannot afford to be choosy
  • At the same function chairman Ambrose Rachier appealed to fans, government and corporate organisations to come to the aid of local football which is in dire straits
  • After all, any serious Gor supporter wants a strong AFC to give us some competition

Two interesting things happened this past week — Gor Mahia got a sponsorship albeit a small one and I managed to talk about the gloomy affairs at our noisy neighbours’ Den with one of its most successful chairmen Alfred Wekesa Sambu who intimated to me that he was aware of the troubles at Ingwe and that he might think of doing something.

At Gor Mahia it was not the mother of all sponsorships but at the financial position we are at we cannot afford to be choosy.

For a start, the Muhoroni-based Agro Chemical Food Company injected some Sh2 million into the club for their trip to DR Congo for the return match against DC Motema Pembe.

“We assure Gor Mahia that we will not let them down. We are very excited about this initiative and we will increase our capacity since it is for the benefit of all of us,” the firm’s CEO Ashok Agrawal was quoted saying at the signing ceremony.

At the same function chairman Ambrose Rachier appealed to fans, government and corporate organisations to come to the aid of local football which is in dire straits.

The five-year deal will see Gor Mahia pocket Sh5 for every bottle of the company’s Patriot Vodka. I am well aware that we have been used to big monies before from the likes of Tuzo and SportPesa and I have seen some fans talk derisively of the deal.

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