Gor Chairman Rachier makes a U-turn to defend his position after earlier claiming he will not contest again

  • Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has confirmed interest to defend his seat, cites the blessing of his family as the key, and has sought permission to contest the August 8 elections.

Rachier said earlier that he would be leaving the club, after a change of mind, the veteran administrator revealed he will contest for the post again after wide consultations with his close relatives.

“I have spoken with my family and they have told me that Gor Mahia is important and that I should stick a little bit around then I can leave later on,” Rachier said.

“We have had successful family negotiations and I have their blessings to contest again. They have given me permission just to steady the boat.

“Not all family members have agreed to this but those who supported the move told me to go for just one term,” he continued.

Despite the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) chairman earlier statement  that he was not contesting, he believes it is important to remain at the helm of K’Ogalo, said critics will always poke holes even in good things and

“Only once last year did I say I will not stand again but due to the challenges, we have had as a club, I decided otherwise. Many times, I have said that if you are the captain and the ship is sinking you will not jump out of the ship and leave the travelers alone,” he stated.

He further revealed the exact reasons that saw him change his mind.

“When I decided not to defend the chairmanship, things were going well for Gor Mahia. We had a financial partner and we had money. But later the sponsor left abruptly in August and I saw the ship sinking,” he revealed.

Meanwhile, Rachier has confirmed an election board is yet to be constituted to oversee the August virtual elections but will form an electoral board that will come with guidelines ahead of the upcoming polls.

To the later, no one has shown an interest in challenging Rachier.

“Gor Mahia is not a monarch and I welcome other people to come and challenge me in the ballot,” he concluded.

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