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Nyamweya chips in Gor’s Congo fundraising effort


GOR MAHIA CHAMPIONSNAIROBI, April 2- Donations to enable Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions, Gor Mahia, honour their return leg fixture against AC Leopards of Congo Brazzaville this weekend in the CAF Champions League first round continued trickling in Thursday.

Despite the recent all out tussle against KPL which is headed by Gor Mahia chairman, Ambrose Rachier, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president, Sam Nyamweya, weighed in with Sh100,000 on the eve of their planned departure.

He urged individual and corporate sponsors to spare the domestic titleholders and Kenya at large the embarrassment and subsequent CAF sanctions of forfeiture.

On Wednesday, fellow KPL side, Bandari, who scaled to the summit  with a 1-0 victory over Nairobi City Stars, gave Sh50,000 to Gor from their gate collections.

The begging bowl was put out by the best supported club in the land when their fundraiser only managed to raise Sh511,000 against a budget of Sh4m needed to cater for travel, accommodation, allowances and related costs in Brazzaville.

“Gor Mahia are our country’s flag bearers in the continental scene and as a federation we must ensure that they represent us in this prestigious tournament.

“I appeal to other well wishers to come out and assist the club financially,” Nyaweya added after announcing his personal donation.

The club has a mobile pay bill number of 350100 on the Safaricom network for fans willing to chip in with their donations.

K’Ogalo have the added burden of trailing 0-1 on aggregate from the home leg and need to force a lone goal to nought win to force post match penalties having overcome CNaPS of Magascar in the preliminary phase on away goals following a 3-3 tie over both legs.