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Trouble brewing as Police hike gate charges for Gor Mahia fans

By Cecil Odongo February 1st, 2024 2 min read

Trouble is brewing between Gor Mahia and Kenya Police ahead of Saturday’s Football Kenya Federation Premier League clash between the two sides over collection charges.

The two teams, whose match venue has been moved three times, will clash in the league fixture. The game was to be initially staged at Nyayo National Stadium before Kenya Police. The home team moved it to Ulinzi Sports Complex in Lang’ata then to Police Sacco Stadium in South C.

On Friday, January 26, Kenya Police, via its social media platform, announced via its platform that they would be charging Sh1,500 for the terraces, Sh2,000 for VIPs, and Sh3,000 for the VVIP stand.

Police Sacco Stadium has a capacity to hold 5,000 fans. In what can be seen as another restriction for Gor Mahia fans, the club has given limited time for ticket purchases.

“The link to access our tickets will be broadcasted on all our social media platforms from today 12noon to Friday 5pm. No tickets will be sold on match day,” the statement read.

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The exorbitant gate charges have been condemned by Gor Mahia fans who have vowed not to pay and promised to attend the game by force by fire. The fans flooded social media, saying they would be at the match venue at all costs.

“While FKF Premier League is fighting for fans to get back to our stadiums to support football as a sport, Police FC with their old players all from Gor Mahia, feel like fans should not attend their matches. But we will be there, and we shall see,” wrote Sizzla Wuod Nyaugenya Ukwala

“Prepare the army to man the field on that fateful day, we’re coming, come rain, come sunshine,” wrote Nyakwar Oyamo Onyango.

Some also took issue with the match venue, saying with the high turnout in Gor Mahia matches in the recent time, Police Sacco stadium can’t host the contest.

“I think that ground couldn’t accommodate the crowd under normal circumstances,” said Musyoka Jex.

Gor Mahia leads the league log on 43 points, 13 points above Kenya Police who are sixth after 19 rounds of matches.

Musa Mohamed, Harun Shakava, Samuel Onyango, Francis Kahata, Kenneth Muguna, and Tito Okello are among the ex-Gor Mahia players who have transitioned to the law enforcement team.