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Daily Nation : January 31st 2014
66 | Sport FOOTBALL| Training boycott comes just two day to Charity Cup ties Sofapaka players stage sit in over unpaid salaries Club chairman Kalekwa admits players owed money, promises to resolve issues today BY DAVID KWALIMWA @kwalimwadavid email@example.com ances. The playing staff yesterday arrived at their S training venue, Eastleigh High School, held an impromptu meeting, before departing without working out any sweat. One of the team members, who wished not to be named for fear of victimization, claimed that the situation is dire in camp. “Morale is at an all-time low. We have not been paid our salaries for the past two months. This group is even owed some Sh8,000 in training allowances, and another Sh17,000 as winning bonuses for our exploits in the GOtv Shield last season,” the Sofapaka member said. When contacted the team’s owner Elly Kalekwa said he was unaware of this development but promised to iron out any issues today. “Yes, the players are owed some monies, but I am not aware they had raised this issue. I am in a meeting at the moment and thus will try and meet the team tomorrow (today) so we solve this issue” Kalekwa, who is the club President, said. The 2009 league champions have gone through a series of financial challenges over the past two seasons, a stark contrast to their ofapaka players yesterday boycotted training in protest over delay in payment of their salaries and allow- earlier days in the Premiership when the club owners managed to lure top stars into their squad with hefty salary offers. Kalekwa has in previous interviews argued that the overall income accrued by the club from sponsorship and TV rights, as well as gate collections and sale of merchandise is not enough to sustain their budget. This development comes barely 48 hours before the team plays league champions Gor Mahia in the Kenya Power Charity 3-0 Gor Mahia’s victory over Moyas in a friendly match at City Stadium on Tuesday ahead of Sunday’s Kenya Power Charity Cup MARTIN Cup semi-final. Gor warmed up for this match with a rou- tine 3-0 thrashing of lower tier outfit Moyas on Tuesday. Club old boys Rama Salim and George “BlackBerry” Odhiambo, alongside new vice captain David “Calabar” Owino netted the goals. AFC Leopards will meet Mathare United in the other match of this day-long competition to be contested at the Nyayo Stadium. AFC Leopards coach James Nandwa is grappling with a string of injuries to key players. Kiambu County Governor’s Cup Golf Tournament: Kiambu County Saturday 1st February 2014 IST TEE S GATHURI A KARUGA R KANGO P.K. MUNGAI MAINA MBAI R KIMANI HON.GERALD GITHINJI E WAKAE A. KINYANJUI D MWANGI R GITAU I GICHIA JANMOHAMED J SALDANIA AFTERNOON DRAW K MUKURIA C NGUNJIRI S NDUNGU J RIENYE N KABERERE L NGALA J NGUGI J NDIHO J MURUMBA C KAMARI R M MBITHI K NDERITU E G MBUGUA I THANDE DR NELSON GITHINJI RON VON HOEK JEFF MACHARIA A GATIMU C.KAMAU EDWIN KIARIE MACHEL WAKIENDA PATRICK MUTHANI H.E WILLIAM KABOGO HON. PETER KENNETH P MUNGAI V GICHURU YASSIN AWALE G MAARA HON. CHEGE KIRAGU ANO J KAGIRI I MUNDIA D. MAARA T. SIMBA A. MUHINDI B KARIMI B MUTAKHA B GACHANGE HON. MUKIRI C CHEGE N NJAU D NDUNGU J MWAURA D MUGO DR. EN. NDUNGU DAVID NYAGA K. NDIHO M.KARANU N THUKU B MUREITHI J NDERITU G WANGONGU C KARIUKI PETER MANGATI WILLY MOTURI A WANGARI JOHN G S. IRIMU D.IRIMU MBIYU MUHOHO GEOFF GITHINGI N RAVAL BEN MBAI V WANGOMBE KEN CHEGE R KAIRO C KIEU R OSUMBA MAINA GATANGI R GICHUKI S KARIUKI L MARANGA C. KIHARA L. KIMOTHO M KAMAU M NYAKUNDI P MWAURA NJOGU WA NJOROGE 11.40 J KARUME 11.48 S WAIGANJO W GAKUO 11.56 D NYAKANGO JOEL MUGO 12.04 FRED KIBATHI S KARIUKI 12.12 S GITAU P GIATHI 12.20 W. BURUGU C.D. SINGH 12.28 S BHANDARI J NGURE 12.36 D WAIGANJO R I NJENGA 12.44 F KIMANI P GITAU 12.56 J MACHUA 1.04 EK NJENGA 1.12 J MBUTHIA DR. GEORGE NJENGA 1.20 K MUTERO M OTALI 1.36 M WANGAI M MUKIRI 1.44 S NDIRITU SMF KARIOKI G KARUNGO F MWAURA MICHAEL MACHARIA 1.28 CHEGE MUCHIRU W GITONGA M GITURA N KAMAU N NYOIKE MN NYAKANGO G KIHIU A MWANGI E KERICH P ANGASA J NGURE S NJUGUNA TS SAGOO J KIMANI FRANCIS MWAURA PETER MUNGAI N NGANGA J PAUL J MBATIA F GITAO GK RWENJI P MWAURA G KAMAU S WESUVE W WANJUI J KARANJA MORILE NJAU J GITAU S GATHIGIA HN NJOROGE L KIMOTHO A KOECH GATHU MUREITHI JAMESMUREITHI K KIMANI KINOTI GITUMA J WAWERU L KINGORI I. NDERITU K KIMEMIA J MUTUUKI T NJEHIA J IRIMU G MCCARTHY M GHOSIEN H MEDIRATTA TIME TENTH TEE 8.00 K KIMANI N MUNGAI A. GICHUKI 8.08 G. NGANGA 8.16 J KABUGA 8.24 E SIFUMA 8.32 K KIMANI 8.40 LENNOX M NDERITU 8.48 N MACHARIA AFTERNOON DRAW 11.00 C.H. MALAVU M KIMANI 11.08 E MUNJERA R GITAU 11.16 N. MUKORA J. GACHANJA 11.24 O. GITHERE K GITHUNGURI JOHN NGANGA 11.32 MOSES KIBOI PAUL RICHU X4 JN KIHANYA P KARUNGO R KAMANDE E. GITHERE S IHUGO T KIBURI M GITOBU ANTHONY NGEERA G. ORARA ROSEMARY R KIHU BEN BOXER DR. R MWATHA G THUO B MBUGUA G BARUA B MUTUNGA E. MBUGUA R KAMANDE DR. GACHUNO J.GATIKO ENG I GITOHO P MUNYI G KARUGA C KARANJA KEN NJOROGE BRIAN GITAHI Kenya’s Ke fires a fore doubles mat Kibet agains frida of Italy of China in t rica Junior at Nairobi They lost 6 Kenyan play to make an the tournam Western Stima ties up squad for four years BY TITUS MAERO firstname.lastname@example.org Western Stima have officially contracted all their targets for this season with the longest deal stretching to four years. The club chairman Laban Jobita revealed that among players who have signed four-year deals are the team’s under-19 talent goalkeeper Gabriel Andika, striker Baron Jobita and midfielder Billy Omondi. Other players now fully engaged with the KPL side are midfielders Kevin Okoth and Crispin Okoth together with lanky defender Victor Akumu and Boniface Ososo. Also joining the Kakamega- based side is former Muhoroni Youth striker Collins Neto. Western Stima lost five players in the on going transfer activities, namely, goalkeeper David Juma, defender Kevin Olouch and midfielder David Onyango, who moved to Gor. The other key players who have left the Kakamega side are Hedmond Manda, who joined Kenya Commercial Bank and Michael Simiyu who left the team for Nairobi City Stars. 5 Players that Western Stima lost during the transfer period to bigger clubs including Gor Mahia Bandari snub use of Mombasa stadium DAILY NATION Friday January 31, 2014 TENNIS | ITF East Africa Under-18 circuit BY PHILIP ONYANGO @ponyango email@example.com It is now official that Bandari football club will not play their Premier League matches at the newly refurbished Mombasa Municipal Stadium as earlier anticipated but will remain at their Mbaraki Sports Club backyard. Bandari technical direc- tor Edward Oduor yesterday said they will continue using the KPA Mbaraki Sports club for all their home matches and will only use the Mombasa Municipal Stadium as an alternative venue. Without elaborating, Oduor said it was important to remain at their traditional Mbaraki which also meets KPL standards. He added that players are more used to the venue that they also use as their train- ing ground. “It is true we have re- ceived several requests to switch our home league matches to the Mombasa Municipal Stadium but we still want to continue at our Mbaraki grounds as we mount our campaign for a podium finish this time round,” he said. Oduor, however said the team will play their friendly match against Ulinzi Stars at the Mombasa Municipal Stadium tomorrow where they will try out their new signings. Bandari, who lost their highly prized player Shaban Kenga to Gor Mahia, have recruited 13 new players as they look to improve their league fortunes. Among the new faces in the team are Mohammed Mwachiponi from Karuturi Sports, Kepha Aswani (above) and goalkeeper Omar Zamu.
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