Mighty Be Forward Wanderers have hit back at Cameroonian Lionel Asu for his sporadic appearances for the club due to contractual misunderstandings.
The player’s agent, Prince Jere, said Asu is frustrated with Wanderers’ failure to pay him his dues
According to the contractual agreement, Asu is supposed to get K3.5 million (US$7 778) signing-on fee.
Jere said Asu “ only got K1.4 million (US$3 111), that translates to a K2.1 million (US$4 667) balance.”
He said the player is “struggling to make ends meet.”
Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao in plain language said Asu was given enough money to cater for his standard accommodation but the Cameroonian decided to check-in at a lodge.
Butao, who declined to divulge more into the issue said, Wanderers had nt money to pay players’ accommodation at a lodge.
“What is happening with Asu is unfortunate. I don’t want to comment much on this. But what people should know is that we paid him enough money for his accommodation,” Butao visibly concerned said.
“Wanderers have no money to pay players and officials for accommodation at a hotel and Asu is not special.”
Meanwhile coach Elia Kananji said Asus’s no-show at training and matches could have a negative impact on the rest of the players.
“I am very concerned with this situation because it is creating unnecessary tension and panic among the team. It kills team spirit,’ Kananji said.
“I have already informed the executive committee to find out whether he wants to stay or go otherwise I would rather have committed players than people who are decided.”
Asu has been boycotting training last week to press Wanderers to pay him his outstanding signing on fee.
The Cameroon has become a hit at the club after joining the club but his off the pitch antics have dominated his life.
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