In Summary
  • AFC Leopards have admitted that they are going bankrupt and unless fans and well-wishers come to their aid, operations of the 13-time league champions may ground to a halt.
  • As the office is still looking for ways to sort out the problem, I wish to send a passionate appeal to all Ingwe adherents to come forward and contribute towards helping the offset some of the most pressing bills.
  • Yes, I know Leopards secured a Sh45 million sponsorship from betting firm SportPesa in 2016 which was later increased to Sh47, but they are only entitled to Sh38 million this season after Sh9 million was deducted to clear a debt borrowed last year.

AFC Leopards have admitted that they are going bankrupt and unless fans and well-wishers come to their aid, operations of the 13-time league champions may ground to a halt.

As the office is still looking for ways to sort out the problem, I wish to send a passionate appeal to all Ingwe adherents to come forward and contribute towards helping the offset some of the most pressing bills.

Yes, I know Leopards secured a Sh45 million sponsorship from betting firm SportPesa in 2016 which was later increased to Sh47, but they are only entitled to Sh38 million this season after Sh9 million was deducted to clear a debt borrowed last year.

The club says the current sponsorship does not meet all the club’s financial needs, forcing stake holders to deep into their pocket to boost their kitty.

The money earned from the sponsors is not enough to clear players’ salaries

According to the club CEO, Ronald Namai, for Ingwe to run its activities effectively, they need Sh100 million annually.

Namai said Ingwe needed Sh7 million every month to run effectively, but they currently have a shortfall.

It is increasingly becoming difficult for the club management to pay player allowances, transport, office rent.

Our beloved team has been struggling to get money to settle outstanding debts even after launching an Mpesa pay bill numbers that, truth be told, helped very little.

Leopards woes started when Mumias Sugar abruptly ended its sponsorship in 2013.

Ingwe is registered under the society’s act and hugely depended on well-wishers and gate collections for many years before securing the Mumias sponsorship.

Currently, Ingwe spends Sh3.8 million monthly on players’ salaries with the highest earning Sh130,000; while most of the players at the Den are paid between Sh60,000 and Sh70,000.

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