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Ingwe’s number one fan Isaac Juma ‘defects’ to Homeboyz

Kenya’s foremost football fan, Isaac Juma, has severed his long association with Kenyan Premier League side AFC Leopards.

The pint-sized Nakuru based newspaper vendor has also announced that he has shifted his loyalty to Kakamega Homeboyz, because the club officials seem to care about him.

Juma, who over the years has made a name for himself for his unwavering support to the national team Harambee Stars and AFC Leopards, also accused the club’s management of not coming through for him whenever he is in need.

“I have supported Leopards since (the year) 2000, attending almost all their matches all over the country. This gave the club a good image but it seems all my sacrifices count for nothing,” said Juma.

Diehard football fan, Isaac Juma, cheers Harambee Stars during a past international match in Nairobi. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO
Diehard football fan, Isaac Juma, cheers Harambee Stars during a past international match in Nairobi. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO

BETTER TREATMENT

Juma, an ever present personality in Stars and Leopards’ matches, went on to claim that fans of Ingwe’s bitter rivals, Gor Mahia, have treated him better in the past.

“I even broke my hand while supporting the team but nobody bothered, infact it is the Gor Mahia fans who supported me the most during that time. When my child suffered seriously burns in my house in Nakuru, nothing happened,” he added.

In earlier interviews, Juma revealed he used to make the 160km journey from Nakuru to Nairobi and back each weekend, specifically to cheer Leopards during league matches.

It is meanwhile rumoured that Juma could have been lured to Homeboyz by an irresistible offer, which guarantees him some “appearance fees” whenever he graces the team’s matches.