Mieno not driven by money
05 February 2015, 18:48
Nairobi - Humphrey Mieno has defended his short spells at various clubs in the KPL
following recent criticism that he is driven solely by financial gain.
The midfielder made a return to Sofapaka last year following a short
stint in Tanzania, but soon departed Batoto ba Mungu to link up with AFC
Leopards, only to drop the Nairobi giants at the end of the campaign to
join Tusker FC.
His penchant for moving clubs has led to claims
he is only interested in money, but the playmaker insists he had little
choice on all occasions after going unpaid by the various clubs for
"I left AFC (Leopards) because of money. We had
not been paid for more than three months yet there are people that
depend on me financially. During my time at Sofapaka the same thing
happened and there is no way I could continue staying there," he told
the KPL's official website.
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"I am used to criticism. I am sure
that the people who feel that I am being greedy are employed somewhere
and if they would go for as much as one month without salary they would
be the first to rush to the workers' unions to demand their right."
Mieno feels he has finally found a sustainable career with Tusker, and
he hopes to be able to repay the faith shown in him by the Kenyan
"I have really enjoyed the few weeks of training that I
have had with the team so far. It feels good to be around good players,
and that also provides a constant reminder that you have to work extra
hard to get and maintain a spot in the team," he said..
"I have a
feeling that I can uphold my performance and even improve my work rate.
Right now I am working hard to earn a place in the first team, and that
is not easy."
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