KPLC sponsored clubs refute contracts termination claims

Two football clubs sponsored by Kenya Power Limited Company (KPL) have denied allegation of being informed of contract termination by their sponsor.

Kenyan Premier League side Western Stima and National Super League side Coast Stima have all refuted the claims saying no official word has been sent their way on what’s sizzling in the air.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Western Stima Team Manager Samuel Juma stated that although there are issues under negotiations with their parent company, they have not been directed to terminate existing contracts.

“I do not know who is peddling those rumours because I do not know where they are getting the reports but as I speak to you, we have not received any official communication,” Juma told Citizen Digital.

“We are in the league because we are still getting their sponsorship. We are training for our next match and everything is ok.

“I still want to dispute what came out this morning that we have been instructed to terminate the contracts of our players.”

Reports emerged on Thursday morning that the Kisumu based side had been directed to terminate the contracts of players as the KPLC could no longer afford to pay for salaries and allowances.

Coast Stima head coach Paul Ogai on the other side has also distanced himself from the reports saying that he hasn’t had anything or got any official information.

“I have not had anything from employers and I haven’t received any official information. We have been training and we are supposed to travel on Friday to Muranga for our match on Sunday, which I am sure we will be travelling,” Ogai said.

Ogai added he treats the that as rumours and he leaves the team management to handle the matter as he and the players concentrate on their on-pitch duties.

The Mombasa based club is currently sitting on fifth position on the National Super League side with 39 points after 23 matches and will be travelling to Murang’a tomorrow to face Murang’a Seal who are at position 12 with 29 points on Sunday.

Reports By Joseph Saasia and Dennis Kamariki