Musalia Mudavadi Donates over KSh 1 Million to AFC Leopards to Sort Out October Salaries

Musalia Mudavadi Donates over KSh 1 Million to AFC Leopards to Sort Out October Salaries

  • Mudavadi donated 1,060,000 to AFC Leopards, a club he supports and acts as its patron
  • The funds will go towards helping the club pay players and staff their October salaries
  • AFC Leopards got into a shirt sponsorship with a betting firm for the new season

Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi has come to the rescue of the cash-strapped AFC Leopards team with a huge donation to help pay players’ salaries.

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Musalia Mudavadi made a donation of KSh 1.06 million to AFC Leopards. Photo: AFC.
Source: Twitter

Leopards took to their social media to disclose that Mudavadi, who doubles up as the club’s patron, made a donation of KSh 1,060,000 to the club.

The money, according to the 12-time Kenya Premier League champions, will help top up the club’s October salaries as well as other logistics involved in running the team.

“We would like to extend our gratitude to Hon Musalia Mudavadi for his financial contribution of Kshs. 1,060,000 to the club,” AFC posted on Facebook.

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“Thank you for standing with the club,”

Kenyan top tier football clubs have been struggling with finances in recent years, including the big guns Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards.

Last season, on average, the 18 clubs that took part in the 2020/21 campaign had an average budget of KSh 5.1 million per month, with at least KSh 3.2 million of that budget going to salaries.

Interestingly, clubs on corporate or private sponsorships including those sponsored by betting companies had a higher monthly average on salaries.

Leopards got some reprieve at the start of this season as they entered a shirt deal with a betting firm, but that has not solved all of the club’s financial challenges.

In August, the FKF was dealt a blow after a Nigerian online betting firm terminated a multi-million partnership with them.

The Nigerian firm was also sponsoring the FKF Division One League, and the five-year deal was believed to be worth Sh. 1.2 billion.

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In the deal, Kenya Premier League sides were supposed to receive KSh 8 million per season for five years.

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Elsewhere, Evans Mafuta became the first managerial casualty of the FKF Premier League.

Vihiga Bullets have been in poor form since making it to the FKF Premier League, and are in real danger of relegation as they sit bottom of the log with a solitary point from their opening six matches.

Source: Sports Brief News