Deliver or else there’s no pay, Mt Kenya boss Mureithi tells players


Deliver or else there's no pay, Mt Kenya boss Mureithi tells players
Mt. Kenya FC players react during their Kenyan Premier League match against Posta Rangers FC at Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on April 14, 2019. Posta Rangers FC won 6-2. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • Mt Kenya United chairman Francis Mureithi has warned his players to change their attitude and deliver on the pitch or expect no pay.
  • The cash-strapped Mount Kenya United were relegated from the Kenyan Premier League after suffering a 3-1 loss at the hands of Sony Sugar at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday.
  • Speaking to Citizen Digital, Mureithi insisted the poor results by the team have turned away many well wishers from supporting the team leading to financial struggles.

Mt Kenya United chairman Francis Mureithi has warned his players to change their attitude and deliver on the pitch or expect no pay.

The cash-strapped Mount Kenya United were relegated from the Kenyan Premier League after suffering a 3-1 loss at the hands of Sony Sugar at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Mureithi insisted the poor results by the team have turned away many well wishers from supporting the team leading to financial struggles.

“These players must stop playing mind games in the media and focus on producing good results on the pitch.

“How can someone get motivated to pay a team which loses games week in and out?

“We have to be realistic. Who can even be willing to sponsor such a group of people who have so much negative energy? They have to shape up and deliver results; it’s not a matter of public relations in the media,” a visibly infuriated Mureithi charged.

Two weeks ago, Mount Kenya awarded a walk over to Mathare United as they continued their protest over lack of payment.

Appearing as guests on Citizen TV’s Monday football show, the players complained of not having received pay for the last eight months with no communication coming forth from the club management.

The club chairman however argues the players lack discipline and a commitment to make the club successful outfit.

“Some of those players are beyond motivation. They miss training and expect miracles on the pitch and also expect to receive pay from me, how is that possible?

He growled further: “I bought this team with the purpose of succeeding but when things don’t go as expected, I have to think of a better way to make them work.”

In a separate interview, club patron Gatundu South Mp Moses Kuria clarified he’s not part of the team management.

With the bottom side now bound to play in the National Super League, the club chairman insisted he will stick with the side and find a better way of rebuilding the team in the National Super League.

“I will only work with people who are in line with my vision of making this club a better team,” Mureithi concluded.

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