Former Harambee Stars midfielder Humphrey Mieno wants to terminate contract with Kenya Premier League side Sofapaka.
Goal can exclusively report that the former Azam FC player is incensed by Batoto ba Mungu’s failure to pay him salary accruing to three months.
According to a letter from the player obtained by Goal addressed to Sofapaka and copied to Kenya Premier League dated June 4, 2014, he says, “Sofapaka have failed to comply with terms of my contract by failing to pay my salary since February.
“Having consulted with my legal team, I have been advised to terminate my two year contract with just cause as provided by Article 14 of Fifa regulations on the status and transfer of players 2013."
Mieno joined Sofapaka from Azam on a two year deal. But other sources have revealed to Goal that all is not well at the former champions after players took issue with President Elly Kalekwa for paying Sh2.8 million to acquire services of Burundian duo Celestine Habonimana and Abdul Razak Fiston.
Sofapaka players are disagreeing that Kalekwa should have used that amount to clear outstanding salaries accruing to three months. “Why pay Sh2.8m to acquire new signings whereas your own house is burning,” asked one of the players, who sought anonymity.
"We are in pain and cannot take it any more. Mieno was not happy because after Bandari game we were promised that our outstanding arrears will be reduced or cleared in a day but nothing happened. Anyway I will not be suprised by his decision to quit...because more players' are on their way out."
On Tuesday, Kalekwa revealed that they had secured signatures of aforementioned players and will be available to represent club in second leg of premier league.
“We have finished with their clubs including paying transfer fees and we are now waiting for their ITCs. I am happy that we are done with these and the players will be part of the team starting second leg, by when I am sure we will have acquired the documents.”