Gor Mahia have officially started using their new state-of-the-art team bus after it was unveiled ahead of their FKF Premier League fixture against Murang’a Seal FC at Kasarani Stadium on Saturday.
According to Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier, the team bus which was donated by ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo, is a 42-sitter and will carry the players for the first time on Saturday. Before the game, CS Owalo officially flagged off the team bus and handed it over to the Kenyan champions. Speaking after handing over the bus, Owalo said: “I have delivered the bus and my next target is to make sure we secure a stadium owned by Gor Mahia.”
“We want to thank the Eliud Owalo Foundation for keeping their word and donating the 42-seater team bus, it is an Isuzu bus, and the body is built by master bodybuilders,” Rachier told reporters during the unveiling ceremony,” adding: “Originally it was supposed to be a 62-seater bus but because of the comfort of the players and those using it, especially during long-distance travel, we cut off the 20 seats and went for 42, and it contains five first and business class seats just behind by the driver.”
Gor Mahia have been struggling to hire buses to ferry their players to league matches after they lost their previous bus in a case which was filed by former player Wellington Ochieng, who demanded monies allegedly owed to him as salary and allowances. Ochieng won the case and auctioneers went ahead to seize the bus which was later sold to recover his dues.
Gor Mahia are currently sitting second on the 18-team table with 20 points from 10 matches, one point fewer than leaders Posta Rangers. They have won five matches, drawn five, and are still the only unbeaten side.