Gor Mahia followers want to attend the CAF Champions League match pitting their beloved team against APR of Rwanda to be played at Nyayo Stadium on 5th December 2020 at 4:00 P.M. But it’s unfortunate the COVID-19 setup policies in the country will not allow this to happen.
The thirsty followers have even promised to deliver 60,000 signatures for the BBI process if the government allows them to attend the return leg of the Caf Champions League preliminary round match as reported by the Nairobians.
Gor Mahia lost 2-1 at Nyamirambo Stadium in Kigali in the first round but are confident to turn this around are registered a convincing victory against the guest whose one of its key sticker is a former K’Ogalo favorite Jacques Tuyisenge.
“We urge FKF to talk to the government because this is a game we have to win and our players need our support. Let them do what Comoros did by allowing fans on the pitch during Harambee Stars game. We have to show APR that Gor Mahia has a massive following in Kenya,” wrote Emmanuel Ochieng’ on Facebook as captured by the Nairobian.
Another fan by the name Joseph Otieno wondered why Simba SC will be having their fans throng the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Sunday in the return leg tie against Plateau United of Nigeria, yet Gor Mahia will play to an empty gallery.
The Government through the Ministry of Health last week allowed the FKF-PL to kick off since football was categorised as a low risk sport but under strict adherence to the Covid-19 rules.
Caf requires any team that intends to have fans in the continental competitions should write to it through their member federation.
If Caf approves then the fans can attend such matches, but only if the government of the host country agrees.
In this situation, Gor Mahia didn’t do so, making it an impossibility to have the fans inside the stadium for Saturday’s match.