Gor Mahia Chairman Ambrose Rachier has finally broken his silence after Cabinet Secretary of Sports extended the Caretaker Transition Committte by two months,
in an Interview with Citizen digital, Rachier appealed to the ministry to go back to the drawing so as to end the current football crisis witnessed in the country.
“We are appealing to the Ministry to sort out this issue of the federation so that we will be able to deal with the branding of the league. If we get a professional body to run the league the way it was being done during the Super Sports time, it would be easy to attract sponsors. Sponsors are generally interested in visibility and a credible league of which the federation is non-existent at the moment,” said Rachier as quoted by Citizen digital.
“Interim bodies given to us such as Caretaker and Transition Committee take away the confidence of sponsors hence the recent kind of termination of various contracts. We need first of all to organize ourselves at the level of the federation then professionalize our league.”
Amina’s decision, effected through a Gazette notice dated June 17, is meant to avert a leadership crisis after the Retired Judge Aaron Ringera-led Transition Committee’s tenure expired on June 14.
“The Transition Committee shall hold office for a period of two months with effect from June 16, 2022 and shall be assisted in the execution of its mandate by the secretariat. All communication to the committee shall be addressed to the chairperson,” read the gazette notice in part.
Retired General Maurice Oyugi assumed the mantle as the new chairman. Oyugi served as Ringera’s deputy prior to his appointment.
Former Kenya Rugby Union chairman Mwangi Muthee has been picked to deputize Oyugi.
Amina maintained the rest of the team that served on the previous committee and its secretariat.
They include Ali Amour, Bobby Ogolla, former Harambee Starlets captain Neddy Atieno, Caesar Handa, Hassan Haji, Dr J.J Masiga, Michael Muchemi, Racheal Kamweru and Anthony Isayi.
Journalist Linda Oguttu retains her role as head of the secretariat with Lorine Nerea and former Kenya Rugby player Edward Rombo as secretaries.
Journalist Robin Toskin, coach Rishadi Shedu and Maxwell Wasike have also found their way back to the secretariat.
The CS unveiled the Transition Committee on May 13, to take over from the Caretaker Committee she appointed after disbanding the Nick Mwendwa-led federation on November 11.