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KPL club official accused of hiring goons to beat up his players

By DAVID KWALIMWA September 2nd, 2016 1 min read

A Kenyan Premier League club chairman is facing investigations by football authorities for reportedly hiring goons to assault his own players.

This curious development came to the fore on Thursday, when a dozen Muhoroni Youth players travelled close to 200km from Western Kenya to the capital Nairobi to lodge an official complaint against their boss Moses Adagala at the KPL secretariat.

Among the players who claimed that they had been assaulted were team captain Bebeto Lwamba and KPL leading scorer Wycliffe Ochomo.

“We were violently attacked by people who claimed to be acting at the behest of Adagala to investigate whether we had sneaked women into our rooms. It was around 11pm and the raid was so violent that our house doors are currently broken down,” Bebeto told Citizen Digital.


Speaking separately, the players also blamed the said official for a breach of contract and having to wait for upto three months to receive their monthly salaries. They consequently petitioned the KPL security officer GMT Ottieno to have them released by the club and play their remaining league matches in Nairobi.

But in his defence, Adagala denied behind the assault of the players, instead saying that he had sent his bodyguards to rescue a player from an attack by residents after he was reportedly found with someone’s wife.

“One of the players was found with someone’s wife. He was being attacked and I sent my bodyguards to assist him,” Adagala claimed.

Currently placed ninth on the KPL standings, Muhoroni will next play Kakamega Homeboyz in the league on September 10.