Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has written to StarTimes informing them that his side will not have it’s games broadcasted despite an official broadcast schedule for matchday three indicating otherwise.
According to StarTimes and FKFPL, the game between soldiers Ulinzi Stars and K’Ogallo has been set for TV and will kick-off at 3.00 PM at the Kasarani Stadium.
Gor’s Rachier has however insisted that the endorsement deal signed between the now suspended secretary general Sam Ocholla and StarTimes remains illegal hence no games involving his side will be on TV.
“On 24th November 2020, we wrote to you bringing to your attention the fact that the purported endorsement of the above agreement by our secretary general was unauthorized hence void and of no legal effect” read a letter by Rachier to Startimes.
“Since we have not received your acknowledgement of our letter aforesaid, we are taking liberty to enclose a Photostat copy thereof. Please be guided accordingly” he added.
Gor and Ulinzi are set to face off this weekend in their first League game of the season. With a statement on Ulinzi’s social media accounts showing that they are all in for the game, Gor is yet to issue the same and doubts remain as to whether the game will go on as planned.
Gor and Ulinzi are some of the ‘rebel clubs’ that refused to endorse a broadcasting deal between FKF and StarTimes. The other teams are Mathare United and Zoo Kericho.
It still remains unclear as to whether Ulinzi have finally endorsed the broadcasting deal with the club also yet to issue to an official statement of the same.
A national executive committee meeting organized by FKF President Nick Mwendwa is expected on Wednesday to discuss the way forward and fate of the said ‘rebel’ clubs.