Gor Mahia FC Chairman Ambrose Rachier has confirmed that the team will no longer host their home matches in the Kenya Premier league at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.
Speaking to a local radio station on Tuesday, a frustrated Rachier revealed how dishonest stewards and hooligans are conning the club gate collection fees.
Rachier cited their last match against Tusker in Kisumu on August 31, where tickets worthy Sh. 511,000 were sold but the club ended up getting only Sh. 112,000.
This was in contrast to the Ksh. 600,000 they spent in preparations and air travel to Kisumu, to honor the fixture.
”I do not think Gor Mahia are going to host their KPL home mathes at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu any longer. The stewards there are dishonest with the gate collection figures which is creating an imbalance in the Club’s accounts. We are losing a lot of money and this is crippling our operations,” a clearly frustrated Rachier said.
The club has been forced to find an alternative home ground after the closure of City Stadium almost five years ago.
The club has been rocked by financial issues in the past few years. Last year, prior to a CAF Confederations Cup quarter-final clash, players were forced to sleep on airport floors after the club failed to secure accommodation in time.
Only last week, the club had to be bailed out by the government having failed to secure enough funds for their trip to Algeria to face USM Algers in the CAF Champions League qualifiers.