Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia’s fans in Kisumu are set to miss out big time following a move by the club to withdraw Moi Stadium in Kisumu from its list of home venues.
The club, in a statement of its official Twitter handle, quoted the chairman, Ambrose Rachier, stating the change, citing low returns from entry charges, this despite the team commending massive support in the region.
The post blames meager collections on fraud at the gates during the team’s home matches.
This comes just after Gor Mahia played their opening match of the season at home at the venue, and despite the stadium being packed as Gor Mahia thrashed Tusker 5 – 2 on the opening weekend of the season, only Kshs
511,650 was reportedly collected.
With the venue hosting a double header on the day, Kisumu All Stars who had earlier hosted Ulinzi Stars had a stake in the collections.
All Stars took home Ksh 35, 450 from the total collections and Gor Mahia Ksh 141, 800 as the big chunk of the collection was set aside for match day logistics.
Gor Mahia will play their second match of the season at the same venue, as the away team against Chemelil Sugar on Thursday 19 September.