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Shame as National Super League side Ushuru players cry foul

08:22 SAST 2018/08/22
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Last season, the team finished third in NSL prompting them to face Thika United in play-offs, but they eventually lost 2-1

Ushuru FC shocked many when they turned out for their match against FC Talanta, wearing a uniform printed Boca Juniors FC.

A sourcy privy to happenings at the team has intimated to Goal that the former Kenyan Premier League side resorted to 'borrowing' the uniform after players refused to use the team's branded jerseys because they are worn out and are ‘a shame to wear’. Ushuru went on to lose the match by two goals, a blow to their promotion ambitions.

It was the third time the Ken Kenyatta led side was failing to collect maximum points after drawing 1-1 with Coast Stima at Camp Toyoyo, before losing to Nairobi Stima 2-1 at Karuturi Grounds.

Goal now understands that the players feel cheated by the club’s top brass as they have failed to honor part of the deal. “First, they reduced our allowances and started taxing them. As if that is not enough, they have refused to clear our bonuses as stipulated on our contracts," said a player, who sort anonymity for fear of victimization.

“Ushuru is a big club, how comes there is no procurement for necessary equipment for us? We have no balls, the uniforms we are using are worn out, how do you expect a player to perform? We are demoralized; I heard there is an agency that is 'running' the club and for sure they have made things even worse.”

Last season, the team finished third in NSL prompting them to face Thika United in the play-offs, but they eventually lost 2-1 on aggregate.