•The team led by Chairman Ambrose Rachier said Nassir is the best bet for the seat.
•He received this boost during the commissioning of the state-of-the-art Ronald Ngala sports facility for use by the community.
Mombasa governor candidate Abdulswamad Sherrif Nassir’s bid to be the second Governor of the Coastal county got a boost following his endorsement by the Gor Mahia Football Club fraternity.
The team led by Chairman Ambrose Rachier said Nassir is the best bet for the seat.
He received this boost during the commissioning of the state-of-the-art Ronald Ngala sports facility for use by the community.
The one-of-a-kind facility was built under his leadership as the Patron of the Mvita NG - CDF and has been officially handed over to the management of the school.
During the grand opening, some of the top teams in the country thrilled thousands of fans in attendance excited to watch the exhibition matches.
First up was Kisauni Combined versus Mvita Combined followed by the highlight of the event when Mombasa’s very own Combined team took on the Mighty K’Ogalo in a high-octane match.
“Sports has always played a unifying role in Kenya; whenever our athletes shine on the international stage as track stars or score goals on the football pitch or dodge opponents on the rugby pitch, we come together as Kenyans and celebrate our joint achievements,” Nassir said.
He added that he appreciates the crucial role that sports play in Mombasa’s society and that is why as the Patron of Mvita NG - CDF, he prioritized the construction of the largest sports ground in Mombasa County.
He said he intends to replicate this initiative all over the county to give the host schools grounds that they can lease out to supplement their revenue.
“We will ensure that a local football team bringing together all of Mombasa’s talent is supported to compete in the KPL,” he added.
On the same day, the governor hopeful attended the eighth annual symposium for savings and credit organizations organized by Bandari SACCO under the theme “Dominating the Business Space.”
The event was held at a hotel in Nyali to share his vision for the economic revival of Mombasa if elected Governor.
The gathering was aimed at discussing how to enhance the growth of these organizations to improve the livelihoods of their members.
Nassir indicated his intention to collaborate with SACCOs by making access to credit affordable and available through a zero-interest county revolving fund.
Moreover, the outgoing Mvita MP promised to work hand in hand with SACCOs to promote conference tourism.
“Mombasa County shall float an infrastructure bond to finance the construction of the Mombasa International Conference Center and we will give first right of refusal to Mombasa’s SACCOs and specifically Bandari SACCO who have expressed interest in conference tourism,” said Nassir.