AFC Leopards hero faces eviction over rent arrears
08 June 2015, 14:45
Nairobi - Despite saving AFC Leopards' blushes in the Kenyan Premier League, Ugandan striker Karim Nduggwa faces eviction from his house over rent arrears.
The Ugandan forward was in goal for Leopards Sunday in their league clash with Sofapaka after the club's main goalkeepers failed to arrive for the clash due to a protest over unpaid salaries and allowances.
He even managed to heroically save a penalty despite having never played in goal ever.
The above though, is faint consolation for him as he has been handed a 48 hour eviction notice from his flat in Ngara over unpaid arrears amounting to KES 17,500.
" I have been told to vacate my flat if I do not come up with the money by the 10th of the month and I now do not know what to do," he told News24 in Nairobi Monday.
" It is a sad state of affairs but what do I do? I have nothing to pay my rent with and I'm a foreign player. We are really suffering as players," he added.
Leopards are in a poor state financially and administratively, as their chairman Allan Kasavuli quit last month and the club is now being run by a caretaker committee.
Chief sponsors Mumias Sugar, themselves in financial bother have not been sending their monthly stipend to Leopards and thus the financial trouble.
Just last month, Leopards captain Martin Imbalambala was locked out of his house in Thika town for unpaid arrears but he was saved by Leopards fans who sent him KES 30,000 to clear the arrears.
In April, Leopards were close to failing to attend a Kenyan Premier League clash in Kisumu until Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi bailed them out with KES 200,000.
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