The murdered billionaire Tob Cohen was not only a businessman but also a Sports enthusiast. He loved local football and supported the Kenyan Premier League giants Gor Mahia both emotionally and materially.
This can be confirmed by the fact that, in 1990, while serving as the chairman and director of Philips Eastern Africa, he donated-on behalf of the company, jerseys to the club. Gor Mahia was already a big name at the time going by the fact that, at the event, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Regional Development, Daniel Mboya was present.
Following Cohen’s untimely demise, Gor Mahia fans, led by their army leader Jared Obonyo aka Jaro Soja, have expressed their sympathy insisting that they have lost a special fan whose replacement would take ages to get.
“Tob Cohen was one of our staunch fans, and we are really shocked by his death. He never showed up to cheer up players at the stadiums, but we are aware he watched many of the matches on television. He was one of the strongest Sofa Set branch members-by virtue of watching the matches on TV,” Jaro Soja told Opera News.
On her part, Gor Mahia Organizing Secretary Judith Nyangi says Tob Cohen will be remembered by the club for his support.
“It is clear that Cohen started supporting Gor Mahia long time ago. It is also clear that he was always ready to help the club financially during those times. So, we are mourning a fallen hero who showed great passion for football and Gor Mahia, to be precise,” She told Opera News.