Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has announced that he will step down from his position at the end of the year.
‘ADOR’, as he is famously referred to has been Gor Mahia boss since 2008. He took over from Erastus Okul at a time the club was a mid-table side and was struggling financially.
Under him, the club ended its 17-year wait for a Kenyan Premier League title when it bagged the 2013 title. The team has won five more KPL titles ever since and is currently the most successful Kenyan club with 18 titles.
Despite the on-pitch success, ADOR has often been criticized for the manner he has been running the club with many pointing at lack of structures and failing to guide the team towards financial stability.
“I must leave Gor Mahia at the end of the year. I have not groomed my successor but will leave it to the members to decide,” Rachier told the Star newspaper in Kenya before adding.
“It’s my very good wish to see my fierce critics come and take over and I wish they can be elected.”
The City lawyer further revealed that he’ll not contest for the president’s seat in the forthcoming Football Kenya Federation elections. He contested in 2016 where he lost to current president Nick Mwendwa.
“At my age, I don’t want to engage myself in federation politics. I want to retire and do farming back at home.” he added.
The news comes at the time when Gor Mahia have just won their 18th KPL title, the second three-peat in a space of seven seasons.