The AFC Leopards hierarchy has started a crackdown on fake merchandise purportedly being sold by one of the club’s legends.
The move comes after it was reported that fans were being duped to buying the fake jerseys with little knowledge that this was not coming from the club.
Fourfourtwomedia on Friday, August 12, conducted an investigation and confirmed that the fake jerseys were indeed in the market and had actually been sold to a couple of unsuspecting fans.
The investigations revealed that one of the club icons, Reginald Asibwa, was behind the unscrupulous deal and had been warned several times.
A source at the Ingwe office told Fourfourtwo that they nabbed the jerseys somewhere in Kakamega and Nairobi and warned Asibwa of stern action if he continued with the business.
“We caught Asibwa selling the fake jerseys in one of our home matches, we seized them and brought them here,” said the official.
“He (Asibwa) told us that he is a club legend and wants to make a living. We were amused because he has never approached us to sell the jerseys on our behalf.
“We summoned him and warned him against such acts.”
The issue of fake merchandise has been a thorn in the flesh to many community clubs in Kenya with Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards and Shabana losing millions of shillings to individuals selling the fake merchandise.
AFC Leopards fans have been asking for the home jersey but our source confirmed that they are out of stock.
“The pieces we shipped in are out of stock. We sold them from our office for one month and the remaining were bought by our sponsor.
“We still have the away kit which can be bought from our offices. Registered members can get it at Ksh 1800 and non-registered members Ksh 2000.”