KPL steps in to resolve Asike’s tussle with club
A special sitting of Kenya Premier League administration is on Friday expected to deliver a landmark ruling on the future of Eugene Asike.
The Kenya international has stayed away from training with top tier side Sofapaka for the past two months following a well documented contract tussle with his employer.
Initially, the defender had accused the club of breach of contract citing failure to receive his three month salary and sign on fees backdated to almost the past season and a half.
But in a strange twist of events his club refused to acknowledge receipt of the player’s contract termination letter, forcing the player’s legal team to send the document by post.
DETERMINED TO LEAVE
Sofapaka then changed tact, and have since deposited all the accrued monies totaling Sh 600,000 into the player’s amount in the past week, but the former KCB defender remains determined to leave.
“He has lost trust in his employer following events of the past two months and he wishes not to continue playing for the team. This will be a landmark ruling for both the player and Kenyan football because we all know how many players are suffering in this country owing to contract related issues,” the player’s representative Elvis Majani told Nairobi News.
Sofapaka alongside several other Kenyan clubs have in the recent past failed to clear outstanding payments to their players on time, with the arrears at times accumulating into three months.