Cash-strapped Nakumatt set for make or break meeting
Financially handicapped Kenyan Premier League side Nakumatt FC will have a meeting on Tuesday that will most likely define their future in the Kenyan Premier League club. A source close to the club has confirmed that the meeting will be between the players, technical bench and officials especially after the wake of Sunday afternoon’s happenings in Machakos.
Former Harambee Stars coach Jacob Mulee, now working with Spanish production company MediaPro as a pundit was forced to talk to the players for them to get to the pitch and play against Chemelil Sugar. They ended up losing 4-1.
Mulee as well handed the team some small cash to motivate them.
The players had refused to play the match with information that teams were getting cash for the live broadcast agreement with MediaPro just like it was with SuperSport and felt that the management was not letting that money trickle down.
“We will know what happens next after the meeting. As at now, things are uncertain. There are things happening in the team that the players are not happy about. I can’t explain that because the management knows better,” Nakumatt coach Anthony Mwangi said after the match against Chemelil.
The team has not trained since their match against Nzoia Sugar away in Sudi which they won 1-0 and Mwangi has admitted they have reached a point where they only meet during match days, on the pitch.
The side which just over two years back was being referred to as the country’s money-bags team has been struggling financially ever since their sponsors Nakumatt Holdings started experiencing problems and closing most of their branches.
The team’s management however says it has been on the hunt for new sponsors and are even open for a name change.