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KPL now suspends grants to Gor Mahia

Gor Mahia’s financial woes just keep getting worse after the Kenyan Premier League confirmed they have stopped remitting monthly grants to the club.

KPL says it will withhold the funds until the league champions sort out their tax issues with Kenya Revenue Authority.

Gor Mahia have been slapped with a Sh118million tax demand by Kenya Revenue Authority.

According to KPL Chief Executive Jack Oguda, they were advised to withhold Gor Mahia’s grants by the tax man until the club sorts out the issue.

“We have stopped remitting Gor Mahia’s monthly grant due to the issues with the tax man . We are also happy that they are sorting out the issue and hopefully they will be able to receive the money to help them in their day to day activities,” Oguda said.

The League body gives Sh500, 000 to all 16 clubs every month as part of broadcast sponsorship from Supersport.

Club secretary general Chris Omondi told Nairobi News the club had been informed of the decision and would abide by it, saying they are weighing their options.

“KPL have notified us about the order from KRA and we respect the issues, we hope to be able to settle this matter quickly so as to concentrate on football maters,” Mr Omondi said.

The latest development comes in the heels of a number of financial problems bedeviling the club, which recently declared that they are broke and even launched a pay bill number for fans to contribute money.

K’Ogalo recently lost shirt sponsorship after Tuzo pulled out and is in urgent need of money to finance its Sh4.5million per month budget.

Gor Mahia could also face serious sanctions from World body FIFA over the irregular signing of midfielder Patrick Oboya.

The champions are due to face Sony Sugar in Nakuru, but despite off-the-field troubles they continue to impress on the pitch with positive results.

On Friday, club Chairman Ambrose Rachier said the club would soon roll out a strategic plan aimed at making the club financially self-reliant.