Kenya Premier League side, Sofapaka Football Club has come out to categorically clear the air surrounding the affairs of the club, in particular the concerns of striker Herman Wasswa.
Team Manager, Amenipa Bigisho, as quoted by the Kenyan media acknowledges the club has had some financial turmoil but the player in question (Wasswa) has never openly unearthed his plight.
Wasswa is still our player. He was with the team for the clash in Top Eight clash in Kisumu before traveling back to his country to attend to some personal problems. Indeed, we have had issues of financial problems but there was no any direct complain of any sort from him before his departure. He never mentioned anything to the club of not being paid. So to me those are rumours. I can categorically say he’s still our player and we expected him for our next clash
Wasswa’s agent Geofrey Kayemba Solo insists his client has not been paid for three months and this has a direct interpretation as breach of contract.
It goes without question, a professional player does not need to first ask for his payments, nevertheless, we did remind of the club when they defaulted the first month and the president (Elly Kalekwa) promised to clean the mess within a week. We kept on the patience till three months elapsed and the player has no option than file for end of termination of contract.
Kawowo Sports has since established, other Ugandan born players with the club, Joseph Owino, Johnson and David Bagoole have left the club unconditionally to follow the foot steps of their former head coach, Sam Timbe.
Timbe did not renew his contract as has returned to take over Police F.C in the Uganda Premier league.