AFC Leopards keeper trainer Mathews Ottamax has labelled a section of Ingwe players as 'a cartel out to extort money from the club'.
While making the wild allegations, Ottamax also said that a number of players have a commanding say at the club that 'can even determine how long a coach will stay at the club'.
This comes just three weeks after Ingwe parted ways with head coach Rodolfo Zapata, a decision that left a section of the club fans' accusing members within the technical bench for ‘sabotaging’ the Argentine.
But the former Kenya one has now come out to defend his colleagues at the technical bench and instead, pointed an accusing finger at the players.
“I fear for the growth of Kenyan football. We are breeding cartels in the name of players! These are not footballers but Kamjesh or plainly call them extortionist. The ones, who will decide when a coach should go; always coaching their coaches, coming for training when they want. Wants to run the office.”
Ottamax also accused the unnamed players of bullying new and young players to scare them away ‘for their lazy cartel friends in the team’, besides choosing when to win and lose matches.
"To me, you are a terrorist! Always holding the entire community and football lovers at ransom! Choosing when to win, or lose until am paid kind of mentality."
AFC Leopards lost all their last six games of the season, including a semi-final clash in the FKF Shield.