Friday Jun 26, 2020. 11:00
Former Gor Mahia coach Hassan Oktay has expressed his delight at the Kenyan club landing a lucrative betting sponsorship.
The Kenyan champions, alongside rivals AFC Leopards, have secured a three-year deal with Betsafe which will see their coffers filled with KSh55million per year.
Oktay, who took K’Ogalo to the Kenyan Premier League title and a first appearance in the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederation Cup before leaving the club last season, says he is happy to see the friends he made at Mahia rewarded for their efforts.
“I am so happy, I am very happy, about my players and Gor Mahia, it is fantastic news now that they secured money,” Oktay is quoted by Goal.
“The players have suffered a lot, they have really gone through tough times, playing football and you don’t get money afterwards is something very demoralising but I like all Gor Mahia players because they never liked to show they don’t have money.
“They are all fighters, they keep fighting for the team even without money and now they will be tougher because they have money and it means their problems have been sorted out.”
The Cypriot coach added, “Absolutely yes, of course, it will help the players, a lot, the money will help the players to put food on the table and take care of their families, of course, it is great news.”