Five months after former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko rescued Gor Mahia to honour their Africa continental fixture, he was at it again to save the premier league champions who were out in the cold after being locked out from their training grounds.
Sonko offset the Ksh100,000 training fees arrears Gor owed Nairobi’s Camp Toyoyo astro-turf grounds for the Kenyan champions to be allowed to train at the facility.
Gor Mahia had for the last three days been locked out of Camp Toyoyo for the arrears the club accrued for not paying for paying.
Sonko further gave Ksh100,000 to the players for their upkeep.
In February, Sonko salvaged Gor’s trip to Zambia to face NAPS after they were stuck due to a lack of air tickets.
Sonko who was hospitalized at Nairobi hospital was touched by Gor’s plight and made an Sh500,000 donation from his hospital which allowed Gor to make the trip.
In 2018, Sonko again came to the rescue of Gor Mahia by paying for the team air tickets to Pretoria, South Africa to honour the return fixture of the Caf- Confederation Cup tie against Supersport United.
Gor had been stranded after the Government failed to release the funds for the tickets, while the club is walking a tight financial rope, leaving them between a rock and a hard place.
Gor Mahia paid back Sonko’s generosity by overcoming their tribulations to silence Supersport United to become the first Kenyan team ever to make it to the group stage of a continental competition .
In 2018, Sonko motivated Kenya’s national team Harambee Stars by pledging to reward the squad with Sh3 million for a win in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
Sonko made good his promise by keeping his word by awarding Harambee Stars Ksh3 million moments after they trounced Ethiopia 3-0 at the Nyayo National Stadium in the win that boosted Kenya’s qualification to the 2018 AFCON that was hosted in Egypt