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Gor Mahia management launch charm offensive

Gor Mahia’s management has embark on a campaign to lure fans into the stadium for the weekend’s continental tie against AC Leopards of Congo-Brazzaville.

The reigning Kenyan Premier League champions will host the Congolese outfit in the first round of the Africa Champions League at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday.

The club’s assistant secretary general Ronald Ngala hopes a good turnout by the fans will help the team raise sufficient funds in gate collection that will boost the club’s financial kitty.

“We are already in deficit and we need about Sh 5 million to successfully negotiate this phase of the competition. That is why we need the fans, who are our only source of income at the moment, to come and support the club,” Ngala said.

FINANCIAL CHALLENGES

With this in mind, some of the club officials and ardent fans, led by Naima Ferrari and Tony Anelka, are spreading the message to the fanbase under the coded hash tag #jazastadi.

“Such ties offer a special atmosphere for the fans, and under current circumstances, nothing will excite the boys more than seeing a packed Nyayo Stadium,” Naima said.

This development comes on the face of serious financial challenges both within the club and among several other football clubs, brought up by the stand off between local football authorities.

Gor Mahia was rewarded with this clash against the Congolese club after eliminating Malagasy club CNaPS in the preliminary phase of this competition.