AFC Leopards’ deny disappearance of prize money

Ingwe secretary general George Aladwa says Sh1.7m prize money was shared amongst players’ while remaining was deposited in club account

AFC Leopards’ have moved to clear the air over reports going round that prize money from Cecafa Nile Basin tournament disappeared mysteriously in Sudan.

Ingwe secretary general George Aladwa says the Sh1.7 million prize was shared equally amongst players’ and that those spreading such rumors are detractors of the club.

“We gave players Sh1.2 million to share equally and the rest was deposited into AFC Leopards’ account. Nothing disappeared and those alleging that are our detractors, who want to distract team’s preparation for Sunday’s derby against Gor Mahia at Nyayo Stadium,” Aladwa told Goal.

AFC Leopards finished second in the inaugural tournament to pocket Sh1.7million whereas winners Victoria University of Uganda carried home Sh2.6 million.

In the meantime, it as emeged that AFC Leopards’ coach Pieter De Jong differed with goalkeeper trainer Washington Muhanji in Friday’s training session. Our source, who attended training has confirmed that De Jong asked the three keepers to train on there own and ordered Muhanji to stay away.

Our source said, “Today (Friday) goalkeepers trained on their own as head coach instructed (Washington Muhanji) not to train them. The coach's training was just casual maybe he doesn't understand the importance of a derby.

“Paul Were as usual missed training session. Collins Netto of Western Stima has already been signed plus Andrew Kulecho of Homeboyz. Jesse Were has been contacted but is very reluctant to join.”