Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has insisted that the club is ready to fly to Algeria for their first leg of CAF Champions League match against Belouizdad.

 

Reports had emerged on Sunday that Gor were on the verge of missing the game after failing to secure a commercial flight but according to Rachier, in an interview with the club’s media team, the club had finally got an authorization from Algeria.

 

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“No passenger flight is allowed to land in Algeria and we had to seek authorization from Algeria, which we got and that had to be confirmed by their Embassy here in Nairobi as well-we got the two important letters that we are free to travel.

 

“With the authorization letters, we were connected to Qatar Airline by the authorities because that’s the only Airline they use for evacuation and is allowed within their airspace. We are trying our best to make it to Algeria-ware trying to secure the group booking then hit the runway,” Rachier said.

 

Gor had requested the match to be played on neutral ground in North Africa but are yet to receive any confirmation from CAF on the same.

 

“As an option, we had to place in our request for the match to be played in any North African country where flights are allowed. We haven’t received any confirmation on that but we will now go-ahead to travel since we were given authorization,” Rachier added.

 

The sentiments come as the club treasurer Dolfina Odhiambo confirmed that the team was ready to fly at any time after all the players tested negative for Covid; the first leg of the clash set for Wednesday, December 23.

 

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