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Ingwe rival factions move to close ranks

AFC Leopards Deputy Secretary General Asava Kadima says the club’s National Executive Committee is willing to meet with a rival group in a bid to harmonise the running of the troubled club’s affairs.

Kadima however maintains that the group – a caretaker committee led by Amin Walji  – was installed unconstitutionally.

Walji’s team that comprises 11 other officials were give the mandate to run the club’s affairs on an interim capacity by the Leopards’ former chairman Allan Kasavuli, when he announced his resignation on Wednesday afternoon.

“Kasavuli may have resigned but the rest of the NEC members are still in office. We facilitated training today (Thursday) and the current technical bench constitutes our employees,” Kadima told Nairobi News.


“Tomorrow (on Friday) we will be attending a security meeting of our upcoming league match against Mathare United on Monday,” he added.

Walji was unavailable for comment, but other senior stakeholders at the club including former vice chair Walter Onyino and Matthews Opwora, both of whom lost to Kasavuli during the last elections, have criticized the turn of events at the club and threatened to challenge the move in court.

“Those who have mortgaged the club will not succeed. We will go to court if that is what it takes to rescue the club,” Opwora said.

According to the club’s constitution, office bearers are elected for the various positions following an election consisting the club members, a process that is managed after a 90-day notice through the mainstream media.