Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants AFC Leopards are set to start investigations into issues that led to goalkeeper Wycliffe Kasaya’s indefinite suspension from the team by head coach Hendrik De Jongh after he was sent off in a friendly match against Kolongolo FC at the Mumias Sports Complex.
The goalkeeper had a harsh exchange of words with the referee in the game Haji Adede and apparently abused the referee who unleashed a red card, sending him off after 51 minutes and after the game the coach pulled the plug on the keeper as the team prepares for Sunday’s GOtv Shield match against Tusker.
The club chairman Allan Kasavuli has since stated that the player will be recalled to the team as a probe will be opened on the matter after the Team Manager Willis Waliaula delivers a report on what transpired then an official statement will be given.
“We are handling the matter with a lot of seriousness and investigations will be opened to see what really transpired. We are just waiting for a report from the team manager then look at everything before giving the stand of the club.
“In the meantime the keeper will be recalled to the team as we get to the bottom of the matter”, he said.
Meanwhile, Kasaya says the issue has been blown out of proportion and insinuates that there is a clique of people at the club that is out to see him expelled from the team. He termed the move to suspend him days before the Tusker game had a sinister intent.
The referee in the game in question also served as the fourth official when Leopards played KCB on Saturday 20 September and the two had a similar altercation in the warm up ahead of the game.