Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia risk being locked out of Nyayo and Kasarani stadia over a Sh410, 000 owed to the Sports Stadia Management Board.
The debt is pending from the club’s two continental matches against US Bitam and Esperance of Tunisia played at the venue. Gor were supposed to pay SSMB Sh150, 000 each for the live transmission of both matches but failed to do so and also did not submit a share of their gate collections to SSMB as required.
SSMB spokesman Rakhi Asman says they are frustrated by Gor’s refusal to pay and has warned they may be forced to take drastic measures including banning the club from playing at Nyayo and Kasarani.
“The club has been reluctant to pay up but all we are asking is that they should do it and show an example to the rest. AFC Leopards’, who also used our facility for continental matches paid us without any problems and we want Gor Mahia to do the same,” Asman told Goal.
Gor Mahia secretary general Chris Omondi however, disputed the Sh300, 000 charges saying they should not be asked to pay the same. “We have a dispute over some of the payments and especially the Sh300, 000. In our opinion, the broadcaster should pay.”