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Monday, July 11, 2011

K’Ogalo Fans Cry Foul

The new Gor Mahia 2011/12 kit which was launched on Thursday July 7 has received nothing but a plethora of negative criticisms and angry bombardment from the club’s fervent supporters.

Overpriced, ugly, unstylish, third class, a rip-off, a big insult to the Gor Mahia fraternity; these are just some of the words that have been used by Gor Mahia fans to describe the club’s new range of kits.

The bashing has been directed at the new jersey (especially the alternative blue one) with fans almost unanimous that it is of low quality, high cost and a disheartening shift from the traditional white and green colours that define the club and distinguishes it from archrivals like AFC Leopards and Sofapaka who also don blue.  

Even the arrangements on how the club will benefit from the sale of the jersey has not gone down well with the fanatics who claim they were not consulted. The new jersey will retail at a cost of Shs2800 shillings or Sh3300 plus printing with the club getting only 10% of those proceeds. This arrangement has made some fans ask who is actually sponsoring who while the peeling off of the front label has had many asking whether it was manufactured along River Road (a dingy street known for counterfeit products)

The club’s sponsors, Tuzo, unveiled the Legea manufactured set of new kits which will come in the traditional white and green colours with the navy blue one reserved for official functions. Under the 38 million shillings sponsorship deal signed on April 13 2011, Tuzo will also provide the players with boots and shin guards as well as track suits for the club’s technical bench.

Meanwhile a Moses Odhiambo freekick with barely ten minutes remaining on the clock gave K’Ogalo a 1-0 win over Thika United in the Milk Derby. The win took club to fifth position in the KPL standings, six points behind leaders Rangers but Gor have two games in hand.

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