Monday Dec 07, 2020. 12:00
Kenya’s Gor Mahia have revealed how club chairman Ambrose Rachier and other benefactors gave huge financial assistance to ensure they honoured their CAF Champions League preliminary round tie against Rwanda’s APR, as reported by Goal.
According to the report, treasurer Dolfina Odhiambo provided a statement which showed Rachier gave the club KSh75,000 to help pay for their travel to Kigali for the first-leg clash, while KSh2million arrived from sponsors Betsafe and well-wishers chipped in with a further KSh1million.
It all proved a worthy investment, as although the Kenyan side went down 2-1 in Rwanda on November 28, this past Saturday saw K’Ogalo claim a thrilling 3-1 victory in Nairobi to secure a 4-3 aggregate triumph and advancement into the next phase.
“We appealed for help from FKF [Football Kenya Federation] and I want to confirm we have received Sh3m to help us prepare for the match against APR,” club secretary-general Sam Ochola told Goal.
He added, “I hope FKF will continue to help us until we get out of our troubles, and also as we strive to go far in the CAF competition.”
Next up for Gor Mahia is a clash with Algeria’s CR Belouizdad in the first round, with the first and second legs set for 22-23 December and 5-6 January respectively.