Bungoma based Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Nzoia Sugar has been listed in a report on a section of the media as one of the clubs that owe players their dues, and indeed the club has admitted the reports are partly true.
While the club is reported to be in four months arrears with the players’ salaries, chairman Ngisa Mokua has come out to state that the players are owed two months arrears and not as reported.
He called on responsible reporting on such affairs as he assured that alternative sponsors are being sought to help address the issue.
“Indeed it is true we owe the players their salaries but for just two months and not four as claimed by a section of the media. I would like to appeal to media houses to counter check such info before publishing and misinforming the public,” Mokua said.
He termed the situation a factor of the hardships experienced in the sugar industry, with the team operating under the wings and sponsorship of sugar milling Nzoia Sugar Company.
“The arrears are as a result of the harsh business environment experienced in the sugar industry, our main sponsor being a sugar miller.
“The players are very much aware of the business environment and we are trying to look for sponsors to cushion the club from such situations,” he added.
Nzoia Sugar are currently 12th on the KPL log, with 28 points from 23 matches.