Gor allowed to use City Stadium

Nov 04, 2010

After days of intense lobbying, Gor Mahia finally has its way over the venue of its last league home match.

Gor Mahia deputy secretary Ronald Ngala, has confirmed that the club will play its penultimate KPL match against Sony Sugar on Saturday at the City Stadium in Nairobi.

Club officials, players and fans alike have spent the better part of the week pondering over where to host the crucial match that could determine the league title's destiny.


This came in the wake of Football Kenya Limited's (FKL) decision to ban the Nyayo and City facilities following the stampede that left eight dead.

 Amid the confusion that surrounded the move, Gor's official toyed with the idea of moving the tie to either Thika Municipal Stadium or to the upcountry Moi Stadium in Kisumu.  

But all these fear have finally been allayed, according to Ngala who said on Thursday that the club has been allowed to use the venue for its last home fixture.  However, the venue for the team's season-ending clash with Nairobi City Stars is yet to be determined.

“We don't know where we shall play City Stars in our next match since they are the home-team. Otherwise, we are happy with FKL for allowing us to use the City Stadium. Thika Municipal Stadium is not deal for league matches,” said Ngala. 

He disclosed that sales of tickets will start on Friday from 8am until 5pm at the venue. There will be more ticket sales on Saturday morning until 10am. Thereafter, gates will be immediately opened.

Ngala requested members of the public to adhere to these strictly guidelines since gates will be closed at exactly at 2.30pm.

The official said the team is in perfect shape adding that team captain Julius 'Awilo' Owino is now fully recovered and might play a part in the remaining matches.

"We have no injury worries at the moment. Skipper Julius Owino has fully recovered and is already training with the rest of the team," he said.


Steven Omondi

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