- Homeboyz has vowed to be the last man standing in the BetKing first batch disbursement as Gor Mahia has finally caved in and remitted a confirmation form that will allow them to receive the payment.
Gor, alongside Kakamega Homeboyz and Nzoia Sugar, had missed out on the first installment last week after developing cold feet and refused to fill in the forms.
The forms were mandatory and had to include the club’s bank accounts. Each club is set to receive Ksh500, 000.
Despite Gor Mahia and Homeboyz earlier stand that they will only sign the forms after scrutinizing the deal signed between the FKF and the Nigerian-based betting firm, reports claimed they have signed filled the form.
However, after a closed-door meeting between top Gor Mahia officials and partly the federation, the club has finally agreed to sign the contentious form and the money will hit their bank account on Tuesday.
“It is true we have signed the forms, we really needed to know whether the contract signed between FKF and BetKing was genuine and it was the reason we had to take our time,” anonymous top club official revealed.
It is understood that Homeboyz chairman Cleophas Shimanyula said they will only fill the form after getting a clearance from their legal team.
“We are not in a hurry to get the money, first of all, we want to know whether the deal signed by FKF is genuine or not,” Shimanyula said.
“We are not starving, and furthermore Ksh500, 000 is very little to even pay player salaries so we are not in a hurry to go for the money, we will sign the form and remit our bank account when we are very sure that the deal signed between FKF and BetKing is binding,” he added.
“I know some other club chairmen have been lured to sign and submit their bank accounts but I can assure you Homeboyz, will be the last, we have to be very sure what we are doing is legal and binding,” Shimanyula concluded.