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The latest move means that all teams have agreed to the federation’s agreement to ensure that clubs are sponsored and marketed through game streaming.
Gor Mahia has finally backed the Football Kenya Federation and StarTimes streaming deal.
K’Ogalo was the only team that had yet to sign the document since the China-based television channel took over the broadcast rights for the top-tier league. However, the reigning FKF Premier League champions have agreed to back the deal.
“[Gor Mahia] President Ambrose Rachier has finally signed the FKF-StartTimes endorsement agreement, “said a senior FKF source. Aim Thursday.
“But the petition filed against the federation in the SDT will have to be withdrawn. On top of that, the FKF will also not pursue the disciplinary case against the president of Gor Mahia.”
“It’s a win-win situation and all of this is for the good of football in the country.”
As a result, K’Ogalo will now receive his grants just like the other 16 teams in the FKF Premier League.
Despite the fact that Gor Mahia approved the broadcast agreement between FKF and StarTimes through a letter signed by the club’s secretary, Sam Ochola, Rachier had maintained that the club had not signed it.
Then, Rachier went further and wrote a letter to withdraw the previous one sent by the general secretary and also suspended the official for allegedly presenting the letter without the authorization of the club’s office.
In an earlier interview, Rachier maintained that the club will not support a broadcast deal they had not seen and further revealed the reason for suspending Ocholla, a move that was ultimately reversed after the two leaders resolved their differences.
It is for this reason that the National Executive Committee (NEC) that met in the federation offices located in the Goal Project, decided to investigate the head of K’Ogalo for allegedly discrediting the game of soccer in the country.
Gor Mahia’s chairman was accused of writing a letter to StarTimes sponsors to withdraw support for the streaming deal, a move they say jeopardized the sponsorship secured by FKF.
The latest move means that all teams have agreed to the federation’s agreement to ensure clubs are sponsored and marketed through game broadcasting.