AFC Leopards’ fans to Kasavuli: Resign or we force you out

Ingwe die-hards hit out at chairman Allan Kasavuli for lacking leadership skills as club’s fortunes continue to dwindle each day with poor results

AFC Leopards’ fans have vowed to force out chairman Allan Kasavuli from office even as it emerged that Ingwe top brass met with technical bench on Monday night in a bid to get to the root of poor results in Kenyan Premier League.

Club’s Official Opposition Leader and chairman of facebook branch Suleiman Angulu says Kasavuli has failed in running affairs of the club and will be forced out ‘if he doesn’t resign.’

“We have scheduled a meeting with Kasavuli at Nyayo Stadium on Saturday to discuss problems afflicting club. We are not happy with the way the club is being managed. Our chairman (Kasavuli) lacks leadership skills and we will not sit and watch our beloved team get relegated,” Angulu told Goal.

“We wanted to meet Kasavuli on Sunday after our match against Mathare United and discuss issues bedeviling the club but instead, he (Kasavuli) ordered police to disperse us with tear gas. We must save our club and time is now. If he doesn’t resign then we will force him out of office.”

Goal can report that on Monday, Kasavuli convened a meeting attended by club’s organizing secretary Timothy Lilumbi, head coach Pieter De Jong, his assistant Abdallah Juma and team captain James Situma.

During the meeting, De Jongh was asked to unite the team as it became clear that divisions in the playing unit were to blame for poor results. “We gave De Jongh one mandate: To create sense of unity in the team and ensure that if a player is on form, he should be allowed to play.

"There should be no discrimination. We believe that this is the solution to our problems,” revealed Lilumbi.

Separately, Kasavuli has urged club fans not to put pressure on the players to perform. “We understand the fact that our fans are disappointed by the results on the pitch and we are too but it does not help when they continue to put pressure on them.

“Rather than improve and get better, it will just make the situation worse.” Angry fans besieged players and officials after their latest 2-1 defeat to Mathare United on Sunday.