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Gor officials accused of pocketing Sh10m from betting firm but turning down deal

Gor Mahia are staring at a legal suit with reports emerging that club officials reportedly walked out on a sponsorship deal after pocketing a Sh10million down payment.

Multiple sources who spoke to Nairobi News claim that some Gor Mahia officials pocketed the money from Nigerian betting firm BetKing, only to turn around and sign a deal with BetSafe.

HEADED TO COURT

“This could turn into a serious legal matter. BetKing are headed to court. They accuse the Kenyan champions of taking the money and refusing to sign the deal,” explained a source.

BetKing reportedly offered Gor Mahia a Sh30million shirt sponsorship deal, but then the Kenyan champions elected to sign with Betsafe who offered Sh20million more.

UNPAID SALARIES

Despite the cash injection, Gor Mahia players and technical bench officials are still owed accrued salaries dating back three months.

The deal is reminiscent of a similar arrangement in which Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier walked out on a deal with Betway to sign for SportPesa five years ago.

BetKing have separately announced title sponsorship with the Kenyan Premier League and Division One League cumulatively worth Sh1.3 billion over five years.