Trouble is brewing at AFC Leopards after the players allegedly staged a go slow, demanding allowances for the nine matches they have won in the second leg of the 2019 Kenya Premier League season.
Our sources have revealed that every member of the playing unit is being owed close to Ksh 70,000 each by the club’s hierarchy on accrued bonuses and winning allowances. For a home win, the Leopards earn a bonus of Ksh 7000 and Ksh 8000 for an away win.
Their Wednesday’s 4-0 home loss to Tusker FC raised more questions than answers and it was later revealed that the players were trying to pass a message across of how they have been mistreated by the club.
‘The players are demanding a nine match allowances. They have been asking for this and their pleas have fallen to deaf ears,’ revealed our source.
‘The National Executive Committee (NEC) is always giving false promises and they aren’t visiting the players anymore,’
Only two members of the NEC (Oscar Igaida and Timothy Lilumbi) make an effort of paying the playing
‘Tusker’s lose was a result of dejection, low morale and even players some don’t train,’ our source further revealed.
Ingwe at the begin of the season were top of the table but things have changed fast, and they have dismally performed in the month of August and September, winning only once since their loss to Gor Mahia in mid-August.
Voices of early campaigns have also been heard with claims that current club chairman Daniel Mule and Vice chairman Felix Shitsama don’t see each other eye-to-eye.
‘No one speaks to the players at all. Something has to be done urgently before the team sinks deeper.’
Mule as of now is quite because there is infighting between him and Felix. The NEC is divided. Some have even started early campaigns.’
The Leopards have two matches remaining before the close of the season. They take on Ulinzi Stars on 30th September in Nakuru and Nzoia Sugar on 7th August in Machakos