Gor Mahia likely to lose Tuzo sponsorship

A source has revealed to Goal that the milk company is not going to renew contract with the Kenyan league champions that expires in March, 2014
Gor Mahia’s quest to defend Kenya Premier League title has received a major blow after a reliable source revealed to Goal  that shirt sponsors Tuzo will not renew sponsorship with the club.

The source, who sought anonymity, has revealed that the milk company is likely not going to renew contract with K’Ogalo that expires in March, 2014.

“Gor Mahia will be forced to search for a new sponsor because Tuzo are not keen to renew the same,” said our source adding, “They (Tuzo) are yet to make an official communication to the club but that will be done soon.”

Last July, Gor Mahia signed a renewed contract with Tuzo that saw the club receive Sh29.5 million during the one year period. The deal was to cover for salaries, kits as well as operational costs.

When reached for comment, Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier said he had not been informed about Tuzo’s intended move but promised to issue a statement at an appropriate time.

“If at the end of March they do not renew then we would have something to say. At the moment those are mere rumors which we cannot comment on.”

Tuzo signed a two year deal with Gor Mahia in 2011 worth Sh38million over the same period. It expired in April 2013. The new development could derail Gor Mahia’s ambitions of doing well in Caf Champions League where they are scheduled to face US Bitam of Gabon.