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Onyino abandons Ingwe den

By ISAAC SWILA September 10th, 2015 1 min read

The problems bedeviling Kenyan Premier League giants AFC Leopards deepened on Thursday after club interim chairman Walter Onyino resigned barely two months after taking over the leadership of the club.

In a lengthy press statement sent to media houses by interim secretary general Asava Kadima, Onyino cited the “ongoing politicization of club matters” as the reason behind his decision to step down.

“It is very unfortunate to report that Dr.Walter Onyino has stepped down from the position of chairman citing the ongoing politicization of club matters which has made it difficult for him to execute his mandate appropriately. Subsequently the national executive committee has elevated Daniel Mule, the current vice chairman to act as the chairman until the next AGM,” Kadima said.


Onyino’s resignation comes barely two days after the Mathew Opwora led camp claimed that they were the legitimate leaders of the club citing the backing from the Ministry of Sports.

Their claim has however been rubbished by Kadima who said that the Opwora camp should await the outcome of the case they had filed in court.

At the same time, the club has announced that it has signed a one-year contract with Frontiers East Africa to market the club.

“There are several ongoing negotiations of which we remain optimistic that will be finalized to return the club to its usual ways,” Kadima said.