Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants AFC Leopards will get a lesser amount in the monthly KPL grants for clubs, the KPL management has confirmed.
The grant for each top flight club in January has been set for Kshs 1.5 million in 2016 but AFC Leopards will get just Kshs 300,000 as a result of a previous suit tabled by the club’s former coach who petitioned the club for wrongful dismissal.
Hendrik de Jongh, who was sacked by the club at the end of the 2014 season forwarded the case to the Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC) which ruled in his favor and ordered that Leopards pay him Kshs 1.2 million.
The KPL CEO Jack Oguda has thus confirmed the amount will be deducted from the club’s grant for January and availed to the coach by the end of January.
The news will not be the best for the cash strapped Leopards who were hopeful of using the grant to aid in signing new players ahead of the 2016 season.