Leopards players leaves State house empty handed.
The players have not been paid for eight months
The are donated with a new bus
Problems and frustrations have become a norm among the AFC Leopards players and the same continues even after paying the President a visit at the State House on Saturday.
AFC Players, who have gone more than six months without a pay were expecting to be given a cash, only their hopes to be diverted to promises that never gets to be fulfilled.
At the breakfast meeting, President Uhuru Kenyatta handed them a new bus, that was donated by an International well wisher, Dr Nelson Sechere.
The team, just like many teams in the Kenya Premiere League have been struggling with funding their incomes and activities, after their sponsor SportPesa pulled out their funding’s in August 2019.
SportPesa last years closed all their businesses in Kenya after having a fall out with the government on matters of taxation.
And on the issue of stadium, Kenyatta as well promised to have a discussion with the relevant people to come up with a solution. AFC Leopards are having hard time training considering Nyayo Stadium was closed down for renovations.
“You have talked about a stadia we will sit and talk. I agree it is good just like other teams across the world have home stadia, I think it is about time we started having home stadia for our own teams as well,” President Kenyatta said.
89th derby results
Yesterday Gor Mahia maintained their lead in the KPL by beating their rivals, AFC Leopards 1-0 in a Mashemeji derby that was played at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
The defeat which is the second in one season leaves Leopards in sixth position with 40, 14 points behind the leaders.
The 89th derby was attended be prominent people led by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga, ANC’S Musalia Mudavadi,Sports CS among others