sickness http://coronaextra.com.au/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_pagination/module.nextgen_pagination.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Gor Mahia (reigning champions) are facing a financial crisis after the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) froze the club’s accounts leaving players to skip salaries.
The Club’s Chairman, Ambrose Rachier, fears that the expiry of the four-year deal with shirt sponsors Tuzo, will strike the club even harder since they have no other sources of money.
The club needs Kshs 4.5m (Ushs 139.5m) for a mere monthly expenditure on players’ salaries, allowances and medication.
KRA froze the club’s accounts pending an agreement of compliance to remit Kshs 118.8m in income tax.
Rachier says if the situation persists, the club will be forced to close.
“We have already embarked on certain administrative adjustments, but there are immediate funds we need that we cannot put off any longer,” he added.
It was revealed that the players and staff are yet to be paid for the last two months including Uganda’s Daniel Sserunkuma, Godfrey Walusimbi, Israel Emuge and Geoffrey Kizito.
But the UG skipper will hang on.
“I know what it means to be broke but I know I will be paid. I will be supportive to the club so that we can defend the league title,” says Sserunkuma.
Despite the crisis, the club is leading the KPL 16-team log with 20 points from 10 games.
Gor Mahia has now launched a campaign where fans will contribute to the club so that it can overcome its financial problems.