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Chairmanship aspirant calls for Gor elections

Oketch has challenged Ambrose Rachier to call for an AGM to enable members elect new leaders.

Thursday February 18 2016

Dan Oketch, a candidate for the Gor Mahia FC Chairman's position during an interview at Nation Centre on February 16, 2016. Oketch has challenged club chairman, Ambrose Rachier to call for an Annual General Meeting to enable the club members elect new leaders. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU |

Dan Oketch, a candidate for the Gor Mahia FC Chairman's position during an interview at Nation Centre on February 16, 2016. Oketch has challenged club chairman, Ambrose Rachier to call for an Annual General Meeting to enable the club members elect new leaders. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By ISAAC SWILA
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As wobbling Gor Mahia still smarts from the tiff with head coach Frank Nuttall, Dan Oketch, an aspirant for the chairman’s position has challenged club chairman, Ambrose Rachier to call for an Annual General Meeting to enable the club members elect new leaders.

Gor has been in turmoil with coach Nuttall making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

The coach was on Tuesday detained at the Serena Hotel barely a week after a much publicised spat with the office over a contractual dispute.

At the weekend, he also had a dressing room bust up with custodian Boniface Oluoch.

The team on Wednesday began their SportPesa Premier League title defence with a disappointing barren draw by Chemelil Sugar at Moi Stadium, Kisumu.

ELECTIONS DUE

And Oketch, who aims to unseat Rachier said that the only way to streamline matters at the club is to call for elections.

“The current office term has expired. They were elected in January 2014 for a two year mandate. Elections were due last month and it’s high time the office called for an AGM.

There is need for a fresh start and I want to offer that kind of leadership.

We must not rely on sponsorship as our primary revenue but rather generate our own income through proper gate collections, professionalising the sale of merchandise and an ambitious membership drive,” Oketch said.

Rachier,66, who has been at the helm of the club for the last six years is credited with leading the club to three successive league titles.

It is also during his tenure that the club’s fans retuned to the stadia making K’Ogalo the most colourful and supported club in the league.

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