AFC Leopards NEC accused of abandoning junior team at hour of need

Goal Kenya.
The situation is so sad that Ambani can't even remember which position his team occupies on the log
AFC Leopards junior team is on the brink of relegation from the FKF Nairobi West Regional league if they miss out the next two matches.

The Nairobi West regional champions are currently facing a serious financial challenge that has since crippled their activities.

This comes after the club's management abandoned their junior side forcing them to give out a walkover on Sunday after they failed to show up for a league match.

For a month now, the team has been unable to attend training sessions after coach Boniface Ambani grew tired of begging for help from the office, which has not been forthcoming.

“When AFC Leopards Senior team was comfortably playing in Machakos ...the junior team was giving a walkover in Nairobi. They couldn't play for lack of funds to finance their league match in Nairobi,” Ambani went public on the matter.

“This is too much. I use my own money on the team, but no refund from the office. The chairman and CEO don't pick my calls or even return messages,” Ambani told Goal.

The team was second on the log when the misfortune and confusion at The Den took control of the situation, but currently, Ambani, a celebrated former Ingwe striker, can't even remember which position his team occupies on the log.

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“We won the league (Nairobi West) last year and we were in a pole position to defend the title because we were second on the log when all this started. Currently, I don’t even know which position we are on the log.

“The office is yet to receive the trophy we won last year and I was forced to organize a party for those young boys, in my house because the management refused to accept the trophy."

Goal's effort to get a comment from chairman Dan Mule and Secretary General, Oscar Igaida bore no fruit as their phones went unanswered.