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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 numerous months.

"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."

However, 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 giants.

"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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