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CAF: Gor Mahia feeling financial crunch

FOOTBALL By Gilbert Wandera | March 16th 2015 | 1 min read

Gor Mahia are already feeling the financial pinch of taking part in the Champions league.
The team, according to Deputy Secretary General Naima Oketch needs at least Sh2.5million to travel to Congo Brazaville for their return match against AC Leopards at the end of March. "We are spending almost a similar amount in the first leg and have had to borrow heavily to make ends meet. We are urging our supporters and well-wishers to come to our aid," she said. Among the biggest expenses the team has incurred is paying for referees' tickets, which alone is Sh1.7million.

KPL: Company defends axed City Stars, Topfry

Kenyan Premier League has defended the retention of Nairobi City Stars and Nakuru All Stars in their league. Both teams were relegated at the end of last season, but have since been included in the current fixtures. According to KPL Chief Executive Officer Jack Oguda, the two have been retained since Football Kenya Federation has not included them in any of their fixtures. “The governing council retained them because we have not received word from FKF as to who is to replace them. We cannot allow them to disintegrate,” he said.

—Compiled by Gilbert Wandera

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