AFC Leopards head coach Patrick Aussems has, for another time, taken the club’s top management head on with regards to settling player payments.
Salary delays saw Ingwe players boycott training sessions for two days last week, Thursday and Friday, and the tactician understands the effects of the current impasse on his team.
Aussems now wants the club to expedite the payment of player salaries, believed to be those of February and part of January, so as to keep high the spirit in the camp.
Nonetheless, AFC Leopards players honoured their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League match with Bandari on Sunday, twice coming from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw at the Nyayo National Stadium.
The former Simba SC head coach was all praises for his players after the final whistle and decided to take head on the club’s top management.
“To be honest with you I’m very proud of the guys because it’s extremely complicated to perform well when we have had these problems for a few weeks. So we are facing a matter that we can call it incompetence,” Aussems fumed.
The 1998 league champions have displayed some fine football despite the financial crunches and other off-pitch struggles at the den and Aussems believes they would have been way better had it not been for the off-pitch setbacks.
AFC Leopards are 10th on the FKF Premier League log with 26 from the opening 20 matches, as Kakamega Homeboyz lead the cast with 43 points.
“I’m proud of them and their performance has been so good because they are facing problems every day for weeks and weeks. I tell you it’s not easy to get 100 percent without 100 percent motivation and to be on the pitch with all the problems they are facing,” the Belgian said.
Ingwe are next away to Ulinzi Stars in Kericho on Wednesday.