- Gor Mahia fans had mixed reactions after the club announced that it had gotten a new shirt sponsor for the next three years
- Club chairman Ambrose Rachier confirmed a three-year sponsorship deal worth over 70 million per year
- Some section of the fans argued that the amount was still way too low than Gor Mahia's annual budget
Kenyan football fans, especially Gor Mahia fans, have taken to social media to express their feelings after the club put pen to paper on a new sponsorship deal.
The record Kenya Premier League champions were without a sponsor following the withdrawal of Betsafe, which cited tough economic times.
The club announced on Tuesday morning that it had entered into a new agreement with Betafriq for the next three years. The deal will see the club get 76.5 million every year for the next three years.
While it's a small improvement from its previous deal, some fans took issue with the new arrangement.
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I am not for this, and neither am I excited
1. 76M is petty cash to a club with an annual budget of 120M
2. Betting firms cannot grow our game
3. 1.5M worth of insurance is basically nothing. Football is a contact sport and hence needs adequate cover.
We need to be serious.
@ericky_babah5 echoed the sentiments and quipped,
One can bet that the deal will fail along the way. That centre will always have things falling apart.
However, @continta727 had a different opinion
This is good news for the local game. Come on, Gor!
The deal was officially unveiled by Gor Mahia's chairman Ambrose Rachier and will be in place until 2025.
Gor Mahia part ways with German head coach Andreas Spier
Sports Brief had earlier reported that Gor Mahia had confirmed they had mutually parted ways with head coach Andreas Spier.
Spier's contract lapsed at the end of last month, and the two parties have opted not to renew their arrangement. Spier was drafted in to replace the sacked Mark Harrison in February.
He led the record champions to a third-place finish as the record champions missed out on the title for the second season in a row.