Leopards launch investigations into Oromotal sign-on-fee puzzle


Leopards launch investigations into Oromotal sign-on-fee puzzle
AFC Leopards SC coach Rodolfo Zapata instructs Alex Orotomal during their Kenyan Premier League match against Sony Sugar FC at Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on July 08, 2018. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • AFC Leopards chairman Dan Mule has promised to dig deeper into allegations surrounding the unpaid contract fee of disgruntled striker Alex Orotomal.
  • Leopards’ national executive committee members convened a meeting last week to deliberate on the matter which appears to be pulling the executive apart but it remains to be seen how the matter will be resolved.
  • Orotomal was among the new players who were acquired by Leopards in June to inject bite in Leopards frontline.

AFC Leopards chairman Dan Mule has promised to dig deeper into allegations surrounding the unpaid contract fee of disgruntled striker Alex Orotomal.

Leopards’ national executive committee members convened a meeting last week to deliberate on the matter which appears to be pulling the executive apart but it remains to be seen how the matter will be resolved.

It s alleged that Orotomal who signed a two-year contract with Ingwe has only been paid Ksh. 200,000 cout of the Ksh 400,000 agreed sign-on-fee.

The Nigerian striker joined Ingwe during the June transfer window from Sunrise FC of Rwanda but his arrival is already bedecked by trouble.

Mule has already selected a three-man investigative team to look into the matter and report on the findings.

“The selected team is scheduled to meet the club patron Senator Johnson Sakaja as they bid to unravel the truth on the matter.

“He(Sakaja) is in the right position to tell us whether he gave out only ksh 200,000 that our players is said to have received or he paid more than that so that we take action according to the governing laws,”Mule said.

Orotomal was among the new players who were acquired by Leopards in June to inject bite in Leopards frontline.

(FILE)AFC Leopards Chairman Dan Mule. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha
(FILE)AFC Leopards Chairman Dan Mule. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

Mule claimed that he is only aware of the signing documents but could not authoritatively speak on the fee paid to the player.

“We have the contract but whether he was paid I don’t know and because of that we will only ask our patron to confirm to us how much he gave out,” added Mule

There have been allegations that the sign-on –fee could have been north of Ksh 200,000, with some quarters alluding that the figure could be ksh 400,000, raising the question as to why transfers are not synchronized at the club.

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