Western Stima Football Club chairman Laban Jobita has moved to quell the rumors that his team has been ordered to terminate players’ contracts by the parent company- Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC).
Jobita, in an official communique through the team’s official social media handles, denied receiving any letters from their sponsors asking them to terminate all players’ contracts. Western Stima is one of the three football clubs sponsored by KPLC and when news came a couple of weeks ago that sponsorship would be withdrawn for all the three clubs, only waiting was left for when the axe would fall.
Social media was awash Thursday 20th morning with news that the axe had indeed fallen but Mr. Jobita, a long-serving supremo at the club, thinks people read too much.
”I have not received any letter from the KPLC management asking me to terminate any players contract, all that’s going round I’m only seeing it on social media,” reads part of the statement from the club.
The Chairman, however, admits to receiving some proposals from the sponsors and that a few changes would be wrung in the team. Contract termination is, however, not one of them.
”I can confirm that yes, some proposals has been made and we expect some changes in the team but not contract termination as some people have put it. For now we are focused on playing kariobangi sharks this Saturday. I urge fans to come in big numbers to support the team,” the statement from the chairman concludes.
Stima currently sit 7th on the Kenyan Premier League log, a drop from their initial stellar start to the 2019-20 campaign. Coach Salim Babua’s men have failed to win any of their last five matches. they have been on a four-match winning streak before that.
They travel to Kariobangi Sharks this Saturday.