BY EDDY NYADWA, NAIROBI- Gor Mahia have secured a partnership deal with Two Rivers Development Limited which will see the Kenyan Premier League champions get a training ground.
K’Ogalo have been training at the facility located along the Limuru Road for the last couple of days and the deal has now been officialised. The partnership will see Gor Mahia use the ground for their 2020/21 season preparations.
“I commend Two Rivers Development Limited for partnering with Gor Mahia FC and offering them the mall’s Sports District for use as their training ground this season,” Gor Mahia’s patron Raila Odinga said during the Friday unveiling ceremony.
Gor’s training base has been at the Camp Toyoyo Ground for years and speaking at the ceremony held at the Two Rivers’ CK Square, K’Ogalo boss Ambrose Rachier welcomed the partnership, noting that it will provide an ample opportunity for the team to prepare for the upcoming season.
It is the second deal K’Ogalo have signed ahead of the new season as they have already entered into a shirt sponsorship deal with Betsafe.
Gor Mahia were the first KPL side allowed to train by the government given they have Caf champions League assignments coming soon. They have also learned the first five teams they will face when the Football Kenya Premier League will probably start next month.
K’Ogalo face Tusker and the tie is one of the matches that have been scheduled to take place on the season-opening day on November 20.
The second match for Oliveira ‘Robertinho’ Goncalves’ side will be against the 2010 league champions Ulinzi Stars on November 28.
Gor Mahia will entertain the 2008 Kenyan Premier League winners Mathare United on December 4 in what will be their third league match of the season.
The Green Army will then host former league champions Sofapaka at a home match on December 9.