Pressure on Gor boss Rachier as rival demands for club elections
With Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia still smarting from a much publicized dressing room tiff, an aspirant for the chairman’s position has challenged club chairman, Ambrose Rachier, to call for an Annual General Meeting to enable the club members elect new officials.
The aspirant, Dan Oketch, says the only way to streamline matters at the club is to call for elections.
“The current office’s term has expired. They were elected in January 2014 for a two-year mandate. Elections were due last month and it’s a high time the office called for an AGM,” Oketch said.
Gor Mahia has been in turmoil in recent weeks, with head coach Frank Nuttall making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
The coach was on Tuesday detained at the Serena Hotel barely just days after he was reportedly involved in a physical confrontation with one of his players during a Caf Champions League match against CNaPS of Madagascar in Nairobi.
Only weeks earlier the Scottish coach had briefly resigned over a contractual dispute with the club management.
And now Oketch, who is out unseat Rachier, says the time has come for a fresh start at the club.
“We must not rely on sponsorship as our primary revenue but rather generate our own income through gate collections, professionalising the sale of merchandise and ambitious membership drive,” Oketch said.
Rachier,66, who has been at the helm of the club for the last six years is credited with leading the club to three successive league titles. It is also during his tenure that the club’s fans returned to the stadia making K’Ogalo the most colourful and supported club in the league.