Leopards boss Shikanda plays down tiff with Registrar of Sports


Leopards boss Shikanda plays down tiff with Registrar of Sports
AFC Leopards SC players celebrate scoring against Mathare United FC during their Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match at Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on March 10, 2018. AFC Leopards won the match 4-3. Photo/Vincent Ooro/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda has dismissed reports that the club is in limbo and cannot be involved in the transfer activities after the Registrar of Sports Rose Wasike declined to recognise the group that was controversially elected last month.
  • Wasike had asked Leopards to provide a three-year list of genuine members from at least 24 counties as provided for in the Sports Act.
  • The club’s executive had also been directed to dissolve the electoral board following pleas from members that it was not properly constituted, but a section of members went ahead and hurriedly elected Shikanda as the chairman on June 23.

AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda has dismissed reports that the club is in limbo and cannot be involved in the transfer activities after the Registrar of Sports Rose Wasike declined to recognise the group that was controversially elected last month.

Wasike had asked Leopards to provide a three-year list of genuine members from at least 24 counties as provided for in the Sports Act.

The club’s executive had also been directed to dissolve the electoral board following pleas from members that it was not properly constituted, but a section of members went ahead and hurriedly elected Shikanda as the chairman on June 23.

“The elections were done and they were free and fair, there is just a group of idle people from the former office who are confusing the Registrar, but we have our response which we will be delivering on Thursday.

“We will also be exposing those individuals who have been looting the club for years and they will have to account for every cent that has been lost so let them know their days are numbered,” growled Shikanda .

Shikanda who was elected alongside Oliver Sikuku as the secretary and Maurice Chichi as treasurer added that the playing unit will be traveling to Mumias for a two-week pre-season training after completing the remaining transfer activities.

“We we are aiming to finish our transfer activities by the end of this week, we have already signed three players and we are also in talks to sign three more foreign players,  and one local so Ingwe fans should not panic  at all because all is under control,” he assured.

“We have also organize a good pre-season with both  local and international  teams with the aim of bringing back the lost glory, so people should expect to see a completely different  Leopards next season,”  he added.

The 12-time Kenyan Premier League champions who finished 11th last season will kick of their new season campaign with an away match against Kakamega Homeboyz at Bukhungu Stadium on September 1.

 

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