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Timely pay day for Gor Mahia players

Gor Mahia’s administration was on Wednesday afternoon to offset part of the salary arrears owed to the playing staff.

The club has been facing financial challenges for the past eight months, mainly owing to the withdrawal of the team’s main sponsor last season.

The situation turned dire after the completion of the 2014 league season, as the management’s major source of funding – gate collections – has since dried up.

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The club chairman Ambrose Rachier has now moved to arrest the situation, by borrowing finances to pay the players who are said to be on the verge of a revolt.

“They (players) will be paid half of the November salaries today (Wednesday). The rest of the monies will be cleared next week. It is important for them to have something during Christmas and I am certain they understand the situation,” an official of the club who spoke on condition of anonymity told Nairobi News.

The club, which has been drawn against Madagascar club CNaPS in the preliminary phase of the Africa Champions League, is expected to regroup for pre-season during the second week of January.