Gor Mahia FC has thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta and his government for coming through in a big way to support the team in travelling to Algeria.
The government provided the team’s air tickets to Algeria where they will be travelling to honour the decisive match against USM Alger on Wednesday next week.
The tickets, costing about Sh6.3 million were given today and treasurer Sally Bolo has voiced her appreciation on behalf of the club.
“We sincerely thank President Uhuru Kenyatta and his government for offering such a big support to enable us to travel to Algeria to honour our CAF Confederations Cup match,” Bolo told the official Gor Mahia website.
The treasurer said that the good gesture was timely because the club has a huge financial burden that comes with playing the continental matches as well as going about its local assignments.
“It’s a big relief to receive such support because the club has a big financial burden that comes with navigating through the continental assignments together with local fixtures.
“It’s really expensive and this will give us a breathing space as we travel to Alegria. As a club, our sincere word of appreciation goes to the President,” she added.
Group D leaders Gor Mahia will be hitting the runway to Algeria on Monday to face second placed USM Alger in a fixture that will determine their fate in the ongoing continental football.
A win will guarantee a quarter final berth for the club while any other result will force the team to rely on results between third-placed Rayon Sport from Rwanda and Tanzania’s Young Africans (Yanga).