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Ingwe coach Aussems blasts poor AFC Leopards management

FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango | November 22nd 2021 | 2 min read
AFC Leopards' Coach Patrick Aussems during FKF Premier league match against Nzoia FC at Ruaraka grounds. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

AFC Leopards head coach Patrick Aussems has hit out at the Football Kenya Federation Premier League club's management for lack of professionalism.

Ingwe has been struggling on and off the pitch owing to inadequate finances since last season.

Through a post in his Twitter account, the Belgian tactician poured out his frustrations saying lack of salaries has cost him.

Most of the key players left after the team failed to settle their dues at the start of this season.

The 13-time champions resorted to using young players but have since failed to get consistency in the league.

They have won one game, drawn another, and lost four in a row where they collected just four points from six matches played in the new 2021-2022 season.

"The technical bench, the staff, and the players are facing many challenges," Aussems revealed on his official social media platform.

"No salaries, no allowances, daily issues... which prevent the group from working properly.

"Carelessness of some people? Lack of professionalism? Hopefully, this situation will be fixed as quickly as possible."

The 56-year-old Belgian tactician's comments come at a time when the Football Kenya Federation Premier League is suspended after the Sports CS Amina Mohammed disbanded FKF under its embattled President Nick Mwendwa.

The caretaker committee, which was put in place to run football for a period of six months by Amina, on Saturday announced that the season will resume next weekend.

The body has been mandated to run football matters in the country for the next six months and had initially suspended all top-tiers in Kenya for two weeks to work on regularization.

Ingwe are currently relying on betting firm BetSafe for grants, but the Covid-19 pandemic also meant the sponsorship money, at times, did not arrive as expected.

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