16 Dec, 10:53
Nzoia Sugar head coach Bernard Mwalala has taken a swipe at the club management over what he termed as incompetence following an administrative error that has seen midfielder, Lawrence Juma leave for Gor Mahia as a free agent.
Juma was Nzoia Sugar's top scorer in the KPL this term with eight goals and nine assists to his name and with KPL top guns fighting for his signature, the millers expected to cash in well on their most prized asset as he had extended his stay at the club until 2020.
However, what coach Mwalala and other technical bench members didn't know is that the the contract extension signed by the player in June 2017 wasn't delivered to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and with his previous deal expiring in December 2017, the attacking midfielder has left with Nzoia Sugar only getting development fee of Ksh. 30,000.
-This club badly needs people with football management knowledge because at this rate we are fast losing direction, this is total incompetence . Lawrence Juma signed a three-year contract extension in June but the office failed to deliver the documents to FKF and our best player has now left as free agent.
-Juma has not only been our best player this season but has also been one of the best in the league. To see him walk away without the club benefiting in any way is devastating, we do not have the financial muscle to sign good players and allowing a player who would have fetched the club good money is sheer incompetence.
-The same thing happened during the June transfer window, we signed Patrick (Otieno) on time but the office delivered his documents late and he was locked out. We seriously need a few people in office who understand how a football club is run, an agitated Mwalala told Futaa.com.
The former Nakuru AllStars midfielder was with the millers for three seasons and played a key role in their promotion to the Kenyan Premier League in 2016.