Gor Mahia are in need of Sh8million to honour their remaining two matches in Caf Confederation Cup.
K’Ogalo are set to host Rwandan champions Rayon Sports on August 19 in Kenya before traveling to Algiers for their final Group D match against table toppers USM Alger on August 29.
Gor Mahia CEO Omondi Aduda has exclusively told Goal that the club will require Sh8m to honour the two matches. “We are appealing to the government to help us complete our group matches in Caf list. We need Sh3m for the home game against Rayon and Sh5.6m for the away match against USM Alger.
Gor Mahia CEO Omondi Aduda: “We are appealing to the government to help us complete our group matches in Caf list. We need Sh3m for the home game against Rayon and Sh5.6m for the away match against USM Alger." pic.twitter.com/uWdn3RRJwo — Goal.com Kenya (@GoalcomKenya) August 8, 2018
“Gor Mahia is representing the country and it will be prudent if the government chips in. We are minus Sh8m. We need money to host Rayon Sports and also money to pay for our tickets and accommodation while in Algiers.
“We are the ones to book for Rayon Sports the training ground a day before the match, pay for return tickets for the referees, who are coming from Zimbabwe and the match commissioner.
“We will also be required to honour the return leg in Algiers and the cheapest ticket (per person) is Sh130, 000, via Turkish Airline. I need to book the tickets. We also need Sh5, 000 each to help secure visas for Algiers.”
Aduda also explained that the club has already exhausted money received from Caf after they qualified for the Group stages. “The money received from Caf is already 50% used and we cannot depend on that to honour our assignments.
“We used the same money to pay for the visit of Yanga and USM Alger and also used the same to pay for our tickets and accommodation while in Rwanda.”
K’Ogalo are currently top of the Group and will qualify for the quarters if they get a draw against Rayon Sports.