“I can now retire in peace!” Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier elated to win historic 20th league title

FKFPL: “I can now retire in peace!” Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier elated to win historic 20th league title

Mark Kinyanjui 12:10 - 26.06.2023

Under Rachier, Gor Mahia have won eight FKF Premier League titles.

Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has revealed how satisfied he is that the club have managed to win title number twenty under his tenure, saying that he can now retire in peace having overseen that feat.

K’ogalo beat Nairobi City Stars 4-1 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani Stadium to clinch the title at Tusker’s expense, making it the 20th time they have won the coveted prize, and the eighth time they have won it while he has been at the helm of the club.

“It means alot to me to win the 20th title. Sometimes, it is very painful and sometimes very pleasurable. I am extremely happy because a group like this is not very easy to lead,” Rachier said.

Gor Mahia nearly lost the title when they came out losers of their clash against Kakamega Homeboyz on Wednesday, losing 3-2 to the FKF Cup finalists, but made amends with the sumptuous win over City Stars.

“The match we played here last  Wednesday almost gave us a heart attack. We almost lost the trophy but I want to thank the fans, leadership and players that we were able to win the 20th trophy which is so important to me because if I retire which I intend to do, I at least clinched the 20th trophy for the club. 

"That is my eighth trophy as chairman of Gor Mahia! It gives me peace.”

Rachier believes that the win can now make him retire in peace knowing he clinched the 20th title for the club, but insists it will give him more satisfaction if the club can go far in next season’s continental competitions.

The chairman’s term in office will come to an end in 2024, and he will at least have one more season to oversee the club’s return to the Champions League.

Gor famously reached the quarter finals of the CAF Confederation Cup in 2019, but were eliminated by RSB Berkane 7-1 on aggregate, but the chairman believes that they have the capability to challenge and possibly, win a first continental title since the 1987 Mandela Cup.

“I will definitely retire now. I am not even eligible to stand. I will call for an election after my fourth term. Our club constitution cannot allow me to carry on. The federation’s constitution as well. I will not be able to stand again.”

“We intend to clinch the title in Africa and we will prepare accordingly for it during this break!”