Gor Mahia vice captain Philemon Otieno has encouraged club members and fans to join efforts established as an investment vehicle that will allow them to purchase shares and enjoy returns on their investment.
Last week,the cash-strapped team rolled out a fundraising scheme adopted from Spanish La Liga side Barcelona to keep the club afloat.
Defender Philemon Otieno has a word to all fans….
— 🏆 – GOR MAHIA FC (@OfficialGMFC) July 7, 2021
The team been struggling off the pitch with players going for months without pay. It is for this reason top management has come up with a way to try and raise money from members and all supporters at large.
In a press statement signed by chairman Ambrose Rachier, the club said it will rely on donations from their huge fan base to keep the taps running in a renewed effort aimed at magicking away their persistent financial doldrums.
“The executive committee having studied various financial models adopted some successful clubs around the globe, have resolved to adopt a hybrid of some these benchmarks and roll out a fundraising scheme that should ensure the financial sustainability of the club,” read the statement.
The record league Champions will be on Thursday locking horns with Tusker FC
in a Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL).
Having secured a ticket to the CAF Champions League, the Brewers head coach Robert Matano is using the clash against Gor Mahia as a yardstick to Africa’s elite club competition while Green Army sealed their place at CAF Confederation Cup after win against AFC Leopards in FKF Cup final on Sunday.