Gor Mahia have taken their beef with league broadcaster Startimes to the High Court of Kenya.
The broadcaster has been summoned to appear before the High court in Nairobi for the case on Thurday, October 17.
“Take notice that the plaintiff’s [Gor Mahia] notice of motion dated 11th December 2020 has been fixed on the 17th December 2020 at the High Court of Kenya at Nairobi,” reads a letter from Gor lawyers to the broadcaster.
The letter further warns that the court will proceed to make orders whether the Chinese company honours the summons or not.
Gor becomes the first club to make a bold move over a controversial Ksh 800m broadcasting deal reached between Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and Startimes.
The K’ogallo hierarchy has maintained that it has not endorsed the deal. Three other clubs; Mathare United, Zoo Kericho and Ulinzi Stars are also yet to give the deal a greenlight.
Startimes went ahead to air Gor’s league match against Tusker on Wednesday. It appears this could be part of the reason the record league champions are going to court.
The move might further detororiate the relationship between Gor Mahia and FKF. The Federation has summoned Gor chairman Ambrose Rachier for allegedly bringing the game to disrepute.