Gor Mahia, one of Kenya’s most accomplished soccer clubs, is adored by many Kenyans, especially from the Lakeside.
The club has produced top football talents like the legendary Dennis Oliech, Dan Sserenkuma, Francis Kahata and many others.
It is a dream club for aspiring and budding soccer players because making it to the Gor Mahia squad is an avenue to getting noticed by foreign clubs.
The football club has won the Kenyan premier league 16 times and can win more.
As a top club that attracts lucrative sponsorship deals like its current one with Sportpesa, one would expect it to pay its players handsomely.
We know how the Kenyan sporting sector has been bombarded with reports of not paying players on time and deservedly, and one can only hope that it is not the case with Gor Mahia.
So, how much do Gor Mahia players earn per month?
Gor Mahia Players Salary
Gor Mahia’s team is made up of prolific players. Most are Kenyan, and some are from neighboring countries.
The players are entitled to lucrative pay for their exemplary performance in the FKF premier league and other regional tournaments.
So, how much do they take home?
In a 2021 interview with sports analyst and journalist Fred Arocho, Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier, revealed that the club has a monthly wage bill of Ksh 5 million.
Each player takes home Ksh 200,000 every month, inclusive of allowances.
It is unclear if the club’s local and foreign players earn the same salary.
However, the salaries may fluctuate yearly due to factors like sponsoring brands not meeting their end of the bargain or corruption and mismanagement of funds that have rocked the club for years.
There have been occasional reports surfacing in the media of Gor Mahia players going for months without pay, the delay in salaries going up to three or five months in some cases.
Reports also show that sometimes the delayed salaries are paid in half or in installments, and all these financial challenges discourage players from showing up for training to air their frustrations.
However, the club’s management has always been at the forefront of dismissing such claims or justifying the delayed salaries to sponsors who fail to release funds on time.
Gor Mahia Income Sources
While several Kenyan football clubs struggle financially to provide kits to their teams, Gor Mahia enjoys income from several sources.
Being a giant club in the country, it attracts sponsors and well-wishers yearly, enabling it to pay its players well and meet other expenses.
Below is a breakdown of Gor Mahia’s income sources:
- FKF Premier League winning team money prize. Gor Mahia club is familiar with winning titles. The winning team in the local premier league walks away with a grand prize ranging between 2 million and 5 million after a successful season. Gor Mahia has severally won the title and pocketed the sums making it one of its income sources.
- Kits/jersey sales: Gor Mahia also makes money from selling jerseys to their loyal fanbase.
- Sponsors: Betting brands have increased in Kenya and are the most common sponsors for local teams. Gor Mahia has been lucky to attract sponsorship from several betting brands like Sportpesa and Betsafe. The team is on a three-year sponsorship deal with Sportpesa worth Ksh 80 million.
- Cash bonuses from well-wishers: Gor Mahia club often receives cash prizes and bonuses from corporates and profile individuals, like their most recent Ksh 800,000 cash bonus from CS Eliud Owalo. Other well-wishers support them in non-monetary ways, like buying a bus or paying for their accommodation when travelling for tournaments or club appearances.
- Ticket Sales: Gor Mahia also earns revenues from ticket sales.
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