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Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards Breath Huge Sigh of Relief After They Land New Sponsors
- Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards are set to get a big shot in the arm after reports emerged that they had gotten a new sponsor
- The unveiling ceremony will be held on Thursday with Gor Mahia expected to get 70 million per year with Ingwe getting 65 million
- The new sponsor will also directly play staff and players in the new deal
Kenya's most successful clubs Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards have found another sponsor, weeks after Betsafe company withdrew.
Both clubs have been struggling financially even with sponsors on board. But things are about to get a little easier with reports intimating that Spotika, will take over as their sponsors.
A ceremony will be held on Thursday this week to officially unveil the sponsor. It is understood that Gor Mahia will be sponsored to a tune of 70 million per year while their arch-rivals will get 60 million per year.
These figures are a massive improvement from the deal that Betsafe was offering. Kenyan football expert Kevin Teya has also reported that the company pay the players directly in a bid to avert go-slows and player strikes.
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Gor Mahia finished third with 58 points while AFC Leopards finished 6th with 49 points in the just-concluded season.
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Sports Brief had also reported that Kenya record champions Gor Mahia formally apologized to the government after it emerged that they were actually paid their dues.
Gor Mahia were entitled to 1 million Kenya shillings from the Ministry of Sports after beating their arch-rivals AFC Leopards in the Madaraka Cup that was staged on June 1st.
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K'Ogalo's Secretary-General Sam Ocholla had earlier said that they were yet to receive the money promised by Kenyatta. Ocholla had accused the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Sports and Heritage Mike Kimoko of withholding the funds.
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Sports Brief had reported that East Africa had proven to be a popular destination for European football stars. Professional footballers are currently on holiday and some have chosen to come and unwind in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and its environs.
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