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Gor Mahia close to new sponsorship deal

Gor Mahia is inching closer to landing a new shirt sponsor nearly one year after a sponsorship deal with Tuzo expired.

The new deal could be sealed as early as next week should the two parties make a breakthrough in the talks.

Nairobi News has learnt that engagements between Gor Mahia and the milk processing firm believed to be Molo Milk have heightened in the last four days and a breakthrough could be reached by the end of the week.

On Thursday during the official unveiling of the clubs’ new players club chairman Ambrose Rachier said he met President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday and received Sh 2 million from the Head of State.

“I want to confirm that I received Sh 2 million from the President on Tuesday as he had earlier pledged and we express our utmost gratitude for his generous gesture,” Rachier said.

SPONSORSHIP DEAL

“We have also been put across to a contact person to discuss a prospective sponsorship deal courtesy of the president and we hope a deal will be sealed.”

In separate interview club CEO Omondi Aduda confirmed the new development.

“The club chairman met with the contact person and we are hopeful of reaching a deal soon,” Aduda said.

Last season, Gor Mahia weathered financial storm but still went on to bag an unprecedented 14th league title.

At the same time, coach Frank Nuttall has signed a new improved two-year deal that will keep him at the club until January 2017.

Under the new deal, Nuttal will be entitled to a monthly salary of Sh 650,000, a car and an apartment.