Deputy President William Ruto reached out to cash-strapped AFC Leopards on Thursday, October 1 to help stabilize the club’s current financial woes.
Ruto donated KSh 2 million and also gave KSh 1 million from President Uhuru Kenyatta to raise KSh 4.5 million in the fund-drive held in Aberdare hall at Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC).
It is reported that players who were present at the meeting failed to get even a shilling despite going for months without salaries and allowances. Zdravko Logarusic, the coach of AFC Leopards demanded that the money be shared equally among players and the technical bench after invited guests had left. However, Dan Mule led faction declined and said that KSh 4.5 million will be deposited to bank as opposed to Mathews Opwora group.
The team argued out that since they are in charge of the office. Former Harambee Stars international Noah Wanyama intervened to order Well Fargo group to be in charge of the monies till the two sides agree.
READ ALSO: Blow To AFC Leopards Ahead Of Tusker Clash Mule and Opwora faction have been fighting for leadership of the club since June. The current leadership crisis has led to poor run of in the Kenya Premier League (KPL) and other competitions. Leopards are sixth with 38 points in the league that was won by Gor Mahia with four matches to go. The 13-time KPL winners were also kicked out of Top 8 tournament when they bowed down to Tusker FC after sipping four goals to two. Ingwe have a chance to battle out to represent Kenya in the CAF Confederations Cup. They will have to win the GOTV Cup. Read more: https://www.tuko.co.ke/47173-dp-ruto-leads-fund-drive-hit-ksh-4-5-million-players-fail-get-share.html#47173