Nairobi News


Leopards, Wazito league clash delayed over attack on Moses Adagala

The second half of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League clash pitting AFC Leopards and Wazito was temporarily halted following an alleged attack over a club official.

The clash almost aborted when Wazito players refused to take the pitch in show of solidarity with their chairman Moses ‘Janabi’ Adagala.

Adagala told Nairobi News he had been attacked by people he believes are Leopards stewards.

The stand-off reportedly started when the stewards unsuccessfully tried to prevent Adagala from getting to the dressing room at the lapse of the first half.

Leopards were leading 1-0 courtesy of Kelvin Wesonga’s own goal at the time the stand-off occurred.

Wesonga put the ball in his own net from Lewis Bandi’s cross in the 32nd minute.

Leopards eventually won the match 1-0.

“Our director was attacked and our security was at stake. On performance, I have noted some improvement and soon we will start winning our matches,” said Wazito Coach Charles Odera on why the team delayed coming back on the pitch.

Adagala is not new to controversy as he has always been blamed for attacking journalists, and intimidating officials at the team’s Muhoroni base.

On January 14, 2023, for instance, the first leg clash between the two sides had a tense ending after Leopards felt the match officials were aiding Wazito to win the contest.

Leopards outspoken coach Patrick Aussems claimed the match official showed open biases against his side as they lost 2-1 to the hosts.

Also, Bandari team Manager Albert Ogari recently told Nairobi News the club had officially complained to Football Kenya Federation over alleged harassment and intimidation by Adagala when the two teams clashed in Muhoroni on February 18.

The two teams had played to a 2-2 draw.

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