Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is excited after brokering a deal between Gor Mahia and the largest mall in Kenya, the Two Rivers Mall. The ODM Party leader was accompanied by business mogul Chris Kirubi, Gor’s chairman Ambrose Rachier and players on Wednesday as the Kisumu based football club received a new training ground ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Raila Odinga thanked the mall for the kind gesture and encouraged other corporates to support local talent for growth of sports in the country.
“I commend Two Rivers for partnering with Gor Mahia and offering them the mall’s Sports District for use as their training ground this season. I urge more corporate entities to support local sports teams especially community clubs,” the ODM leader pointed out after the ceremony held at Two Rivers’ CK Square.
On his part, Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier thanked the Managing Director of the Two Rivers Mall saying that the training facility with at least provide Gor Mahia players the much needed privacy while observing COVID-19 prevention practices, especially social distancing.
“We thank Chairman Chris Kirubi for partnering with us and giving us a training ground which we have been using for slightly one month now while observing the COVID-19 protocols like social distancing.
“Camp Toyoyo is overcrowded and we did not have sufficient time to train, now here at Two Rivers Mall, we train in the morning and evening and also gives us the privacy we need,” said Rachier.
Whereas the Two Rivers Mall is the largest mall in Kenya, Gor Mahia is the richest football club in Kenya trauncing its rivals including AFC Leopards, Tusker FC and Ulinzi Stars in terms of financial prowess.
Meanwhile, the Football Federation of Kenya Premier League released the K’Ogalo Fixtures as follows: Tusker will compete against Gor Mahia in November and then Gor Mahia will deal with Ulinzi Stars after that.