Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has called on the club’s fans and stakeholders to work on ensuring hooliganism is nipped in the bud in Kenyan football. His call comes on the back the reinstatement of the club’s sponsorship by betting firm, Sportpesa.
Sportpesa had put on hold the club’s sponsorship, alongside AFC Leopards’ after the two teams’ fans were involved in cases of hooliganism in their past matches and following the reinstatement, Rachier stated his club’s commitment to fighting the menace.
He said he is happy to have the sponsorship back, while terming the suspension a perfect way of sending the message to the fans that their acts cannot be tolerated anymore.
“Of course we are happy to have the sponsorship back and I want to state that as a club we thought the ban was deserved because we needed a way to send a message to the fans that acts of hooliganism cannot be tolerated and could lead to even withdrawal of sponsorships.
“I believe the lesson has been taken and I want to urge all fans to consider upholding and embracing peace in the stadium for the good of our football,” he said. For more stories, and updates on African football, stay close to 366football.com