Gor Mahia will not take anything below eight million Kenyan
shillings from the derby game played on Sunday 18 March pitting the club
against perennial rivals AFC Leopards.
This is according to the club’s vice chairman Faiz Ochieng,
who has used the Harambee Stars game against Togo on Wednesday 29 February as a
yard stick for the expected amount from this game.
Speaking to futaa.com,
the official said that if with a half full stadium the Harambee Stars game
raised six million shillings then he expects the derby to have raised not less
than eight million because the stadium was packed to capacity.
-From the turnout seen during the game, we are not expecting
anything less than in the region of eight million and I am very categorical
about this. I have not been informed about the gate collections in amount but
it is just common sense that with the full stadium we can’t raise anything less
Waiting for public
-If the Harambee Stars game against Togo was half full and
six million shillings was raised, there is no way this game will have raised
less than eight so am just waiting for the figures to be made public, he said.
The game had to be stopped for about 26 minutes due to fan trouble
after Gor Mahia’s Ali Abondo was red carded and it ended in a draw for the two