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The highly publicised Ksh 800m broadcasting deal between StarTimes and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) adds no value to local football clubs, Gor Mahia Chairman Ambrose Rachier has said.

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In a candid interview with the media this week, the long-serving football administrator opened up on why his club has not endorsed the controversial deal, leading to a clash between him and FKF President Nick Mwendwa.

“(From this deal) Gor Mahia earns Sh100,000 a month. That’s is a third of what we used to get from SuperSport four years ago in a similar deal. Can you imagine?” Rachier said, as quoted by Nation.Africa

Apart from Gor Mahia, Mathare United, Zoo Kericho and Ulinzi are yet to endorse the deal. FKF gave Mathare a 48-hour ultimatum to sign the deal or be expelled from the league. The ultimatum expired at 5 PM on Friday.

Rachier has questioned how FKF is handling the issue. He said clubs are being forced to sign a contract they have not seen.

“Contractual matters are negotiated. They are not presented for one party to sign without participation. We are being asked to endorse a contract without questioning even a comma. Our crime is failing to endorse what we don’t know much about,” the lawyer said.

The administrator maintains that the club will honor its league matches, starting with Saturday’s mouthwatering clash against Ulinzi at Nyayo stadium. But they will not allow the matches to be broadcast until the issue is sorted.

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