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Leopards handed Sh2m GOtv Shield money after bitter Twitter confrontation

AFC Leopards have finally received the Sh2 million prize money for winning this season’s GOtv Shield.

This follows weeks of a standoff between the Kenyan Premier League giants and Multichoice, the official sponsors of the domestic cup.

Leopards won the competition on October 20 by beating Kariobangi Sharks 2-0 in the final.

The club’s management however got frustrated after failing to receive the prize money two weeks after the tournament had ended.

At some point, the standoff led to a go-slow within Leopards playing squad and the technical bench who were waiting to receive their winning bonuses from the prize.

The delay in payments would earlier this week escalate into a war of words on Twitter, instigated by Leopards CEO Ronald Namai, with GOtv and FKF president Nick Mwendwa the main targets.

There were also  threats of legal action by Leopards according to various media reports.

The matter now seems to have been settled between the warring parties.

Leopards can now concentrate on preparing the side to compete in the 2018 Confederation Cup.