Cash strapped Gor Mahia have received financial reprieve from Keroche Breweries ahead of their CAF Champions League return-leg tie against USM Alger with the beer company putting Kshs 1m to help the team in their preparations for the tie.
The announcement was made on Saturday 28 September with club chairman Ambrose Rachier confirming that both parties are looking at a long term deal to have Keroche replace SportPesa as the team’s main sponsor.
“Keroche has come to partner with Gor Mahia FC ahead of tomorrow’s match. It will hopefully result into a long term partnership,” Rachier is quoted as saying on the club’s official portal.
“The club owes 2 months and 3 months salaries to the players and technical bench respectively. There are no monthly grants from KPL…we are looking for more sponsors. There is room for at least five more sponsors.”
Gor’s preparation’s for Sunday’s tie against USM Algiers had been cast in doubt after it was reported that the players were on a go slow demanding their salary arrears. The situation had been made more worse as SportPesa announced that they had shut down their operations in the country, pulling out of their sports sponsorships.
Gor will host USM at the MISC Kasarani on Sunday looking to come back from a 4-1 first leg loss and make it through to the group stages of Africa’s premier club competition for the first time in the club’s history.