Football club AFC leopards have pulled out of the Kenya premier league super clash due to lack of funds
The match which was to curtain raise the 2018 league at Afraha stadium in Nakuru may fail to kick off as AFC has cited financial challenges.
The Kenyan premier league has however said that failure to honor the fixture will see AFC leopards pay a fine of Sh 2 million.
“This is the standard rate for not honoring a KPL organised game. Clubs stand to share 50 per cent of gate takings,”Frank Okoth the logistics of the KPL said.
The coach has however said that the team is ready for the game as it would serve as a good preparation for the Confederations Cup.
We will play just like we did against KCCA. There is nothing special. It will be a good training game for us because we are focusing on the league and the Confederations Cup so Gor Mahia match will be good for us. We have just started the preseason and we can’t tell which team is on top.” Robert Matano said
The team is one the teams that was greatly affected by the pull out from sponsors sport pesa who said that they can no longer support sports in Kenya due to the high tax imposed on betting companies by the government
The government said that they would not relent with deputy president pledging sh 500 million to bridge the gap that the sponsor had left.
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