AFC Leopards Organizing Secretary Timothy Lilumbi has urged clubs questioning Allan Wanga’s rights to continue playing for Ingwe to stop witch-hunting and instead concentrate on winning their remaining Tusker Premier League matches.
Wanga’s initial eight-month loan move from Vietnamese top flight side HAGL expired early this month (October 2012), but after successful negotiations between the two clubs, the Kenyan international striker agreed to extend his loan spell until the end of the season.
However, according to Lilumbi, one of their title rivals is busy inciting their recent league opponents [Muhoroni Youth and Ulinzi Stars] to challenge Wanga’s eligibility to play for AFC.
-We are aware that one of the title contenders is trying to incite our recent opponents to launch an official complain about Wanga’s eligibility.
-It’s very unfortunate that at this stage of the league, instead of concentrating on the remaining matches, people are busy engaging themselves in board room meetings.
-But they are in for a rude shock, we [AFC] are not stupid; we know the rules of the game and as far as I am concerned we followed FIFA transfer rules and Wanga is eligible to play for us.
-I wonder why they are indirectly raising such an issue right now, are they afraid of competition? For their information his [Wanga’s] loan deal was legally extended.
-Football matters should be squared out on the pitch and not in the board-rooms. Let those who have an issue with the player go to KPL and verify.
-The league has been so competitive and the outcome should be respected by all teams; whatever the outcome we will accept the result, said Lilumbi to futaa.com.
Wanga is currently the club's joint-top scorer with Mike Barasa.
With three matches to go, Leopards are placed third on the pile with 51 points.