There have been more questions asked than answers provided in the aftermath of AFC Leopards’ successful fundraiser last week that supposedly added Kshs. 4.5 million to the club’s coffers.
With players’ welfare the force behind holding the fundraiser, the person/s who received the monies seem to have had different plans.
Four4TwoMedia can reveal that after the drama of players being instructed to open new bank accounts before getting paid, they were, Tuesday afternoon, given only one-month salaries from the five months owed.
Somehow, it is the controversial Matthews Opwora faction that paid the players the paltry sum.
One of the club’s most loyal servants told Four4TwoMedia: “I went to the bank and found that we have been paid a one-month salary.
“We all know the amount raised during the fundraiser last week and we wonder where the rest of the money is,” he said.
The Ksh 4.5 million raised was deemed enough to offset the five-month arrears owed to the club and technical staff. But despite the players being present at the event and watching the proceedings, deeper pockets seem to have reigned.
“It is ridiculous that we have to go through this, we haven’t trained since our last match and things are not going to get any better.
“I will go withdraw the money and will not look back again. I have stomached enough frustrations. I think it is time to move on.”
Earlier Tuesday (Sept. 6), Ivorian import Lamine Diallo had also lamented about the same situation, expressing a deep regret about his decision to join the club.
As far as football is concerned, Leopards find themselves 7th on the Kenyan Premier League log with 38 points, and at risk of dropping further down the table.
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