Gor Mahia agree to pay former players and officials

A past match between Gor Mahia and Posta Rangers./COURTESY

Kenyan Premier League giants Gor Mahia have agreed to pay a pending debt of six million shillings to its former players and staff to lift their FIFA ban.

K’Ogalo’s Chief Executive Sam Ochola has confirmed the matter saying it will enable them to sign new senior players as from January next year if the ban ends according to FIFA’ demands.

Ochola also said arrangements are in progress together with the Football World Governing Body to settle the payments of ex players and staff.

England tactician Steven Polack, Tanzanian star Dickson Ambudo who is currently with Young Africans as well as Ugandan center back Shafiq Batambuze are among players who will benefit from the six million shillings debt.

Ghanaian midfielder Steven Owusu, Congolese forward Sando Sando Yangayay, and Malian Goalkeeper Adama Keita are also expected to be paid.

Gor Mahia’s agreement to pay their former workers came a few days after agreeing to a three-year deal sponsorship with a betting company worth sh.240 million.

Gor were banned from signing foreign players by FIFA after failing to settle contracts of foreign staff and players. Since then they have been relying on younger stars from their academy.