Football Kenya Federation Premier League giants Gor Mahia are in search of a head coach after parting ways with Andreas Spier who was in charge of the team for six months.
Gor Mahia have been going through difficult times lately occasioned by the existing FIFA ban that has prohibited the side from making new signings, hence proving difficult for them to maintain a strong squad in both local and CAF competitions.
‘’We will see how many players we need at the advice of the technical bench when the ban is lifted in January next year. The technical bench will tell us what is needed where and then we shall sign,” Rachier is quoted by Citizen Digital.
K’Ogalo have lost the local football supremacy to Tusker FC, who have won the FKF Premier League title for two consecutive seasons.
However, with now a new sponsor on board and the FIFA ban edging closer to an end, Gor Mahia is tipped to rise again to the top level.
In a Nairobi hotel on Tuesday, K’Ogalo sealed a three-year deal worth Sh76.5million yearly with gaming firm Betafriq that will help the local giants sail in the harsh economic days.
Ambrose Rachier was delighted after the sponsorship announcement;
“We are happy to have a new partner as our main shirt sponsor on a three year deal with yearly review clauses. This is after concluding our recent negotiations which saw us reach a total deal of The KSh76.5 million per year – with Sh5m going to kitting and Sh1.5 for our players’ insurance. This will cushion the club financially as we’ve had some tight times in those circles.
“We are optimistic that the sponsor should be able to perform and deliver their part of bargain. Last sponsorship had challenges due to Covid-19 pandemic which forced our deal to be reduced by 50pc but we believe Covid-19 is going away and the sponsor should be able to perform,” Chairman Rachier stated.
Gor Mahia finished third in the 2021/2022 FKF Premier League season behind Kakamega Homeboyz and champions Tusker FC. The 2022/2023 season is expected to start in August.