The football administrator made the allegations after the FA lost its key sponsor for the top and bottom leagues
Cleophas Shimanyula of Kakamega Homeboyz claimed he had warned club chairmen against the election of Football Kenya Federation Premier League president Nick Mwendwa.
Shimanyula said his warnings were “falling on deaf ears” about the BetKing sponsorship. The betting company terminated a five-year contract with the federation even before the first season of their partnership with FKF ended.
Through the sponsorship, BetKing provided financial resources, not only for the top team, but also for one-team divisions that faced difficult challenges following the retirement of SportPesa.
What was said
“I warned these teams of Mwendwa, but they almost made me lynch, they played deaf,” Shimanyula said. Purpose. “The delegates from almost all clubs got angry with me for pointing out what I was doing. I also wanted to take Mwendwa to court, but the chairmen signed affidavits against my decision, and that meant I did not have the necessary had the power to pursue justice.
“They must now feed on what they have created. Let them feed until they are full, so that if they warn them of something in the future, they will take the time to find out if I am telling the truth or not. They had to listen. did for me in the first place and some even thought I was crazy, but I’m fair now.
“These chairmen have warned me against the opposition of Mwendwa and some have even claimed that my team will be banned. Football is heading south. I can tell you that without fear.”
During the last election period of the FKF, Shimanyula was one of the most outspoken voices opposed to Mwendwa’s presidential candidacy, although the FA chief was overwhelmingly re-elected for a term of four years.
Recently, Mwendwa was in a disagreement with key football stakeholders, especially Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards, who reduced their points by three, fined a combined fine of 10 million and suspended their chairmen for skipping a Premier League match.
The dispute in the football fraternity continues as the Premier League ends on 22 August. Tusker, who will represent Kenya in the Caf Champions League – is embroiled in a close title match with KCB, who could not succeed on Sunday. tied 0-0 against Gor Mahia.