City Stars are seeking 'solidarity' compensation from Celtic FC following Victor Wanyama's transfer to the Scottish club from Belgium outfit Beerschort
Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side City Stars are seeking 'solidarity' compensation from Celtic FC following Victor Wanyama's transfer to the Scottish club from Belgium outfit Beerschort.
The Kenyan international, has grown in stature since his move to Britain at the beginning of last season and is currently one of the most important players for Neil Lennon set up having played a vital role in the team’s clinching of the Scottish League title.
At the same time City Stars, who claim to have trained the midfielder earlier in his career have begun the process of claiming compensation in accordance with the FIFA rules.
The procedure has however; hit a snag after the Football Kenya Federation delayed in releasing 'vital documents.’
Goal.com Kenya have obtained a letter from a British based Attorney to the federation protesting the delay.
"All we ask is that you use your good office to spare us the embarrassment we have faced before Celtic and the Scottish FA who openly mock our inability to procure a simple document/letter and also question the seriousness of African FAs when such a small thing takes so long," read the letter in part, which was signed by Johnny Precious, an Aberdeen based lawyer.
Celtic paid Belgium side Beerschort FC a fee that could rise to 150 million Kenyan shillings to secure the services of Wanyama.
According to FIFA rules, up to 10 percent of these funds should be channeled back to the academies and clubs that assisted in the development of the players.
Meanwhile, Wanyama says the development has nothing to do with him. "I am aware of City Stars claim, but my agent says that has nothing to do with me, I cant therefore comment or clarify anything. That is a matter between City Stars, Celtic and Beerschort."
Officials of the Kenyan Premier League club preferred to steer off the issue claiming publicly commenting on it could delay or jeopardize the process.