The midfielder is said to have boycotted rejoining the ice-cream makers’ squad currently in camp for the second phase of the Mainland Premier League
Tanzania side Azam FC have threatened to sue Kenya international midfielder Humphrey Mieno, who has failed to rejoin the squad after representing his country in Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup held in Kenya from November 27 to December 12, this year.
The midfielder is said to have boycotted to rejoin the ice-cream makers’ squad currently in camp for the second phase of Mainland Premier League, which is expected to kick-off on January 25, next year and Caf Confederation Cup and Mapinduzi Cup.
Azam claimed the player has failed to live up to his expectations as contained in his contract and has also declined to communicate, thus creating more tension and anxiety.
Sources within Azam told Tanzania’s daily news that the midfielder’s resistance to comeback from Kenya follows the dismissal of coach Stewart Hall, who brought him to the Mbagala-based side, when he rejoined the team from Sofapaka.
The source claimed that immediately after Azam declared the dismissal of the Englishman, the player met with the club officials and told them he cannot continue to play for the club.
The source, however, said Mieno’s contract with Azam is due to expire at the end of this month. “The club management agreed to his request but demanded him to consider and follow legal procedures as contained in his contract.
He cannot leave arbitrarily as he still has a valid contract with the club,” added the source. According to the source the club officials have been trying to reach him through phone and emails but the player does not respond and reports are saying that he is planning to join Kenya Premier League side Tusker FC, which Azam are saying it won’t be possible.
In another development, the source reports that Azam FC have received an email from Tusker FC Chief Executive Officer, Charles Obiny claiming that he is on his way to Tanzania to negotiate a deal with Azam on the midfielder’s transfer.