AFC Leopards’ order Peter Opiyo to return to the den

Ingwe coach Luc Eymael reveals to Goal that the former Tusker midfielder, who sneaked out to Oman, has been asked to report to camp without fail

AFC Leopards’ midfielder Peter Opiyo will be forced to wait a little bit longer to complete a move to Oman league side Al Shabaab.

According to coach Luc Eymael, Ingwe management has ordered the player to return to Nairobi so as to discuss a formal move to Oman. This comes a day after the Oman-based club demanded a release letter from AFC Leopards.

“We bought him from Tusker for a record transfer fee and his contract runs up to 2014. He called me yesterday (Wednesday) asking if it will be possible to help him secure release letter.

“We are not standing in Peter Opiyo's way to join paid ranks but only demanding that the transfer is done in a right manner,” the Belgian told Goal.

 “I have advised him that if he wants the transfer to work out, he has to come back and negotiate with his agent and the club. It was not right for him to sneak out of the country and I still insist that we have to handle such issues professionally.”

Opiyo left the country on Monday after featuring for Kenya’s Harambee Stars during the 1-0 win over Namibia’s Brave Warriors at Kasarani.