FKFPL side AFC Leopards has confirmed that it raised Ksh 8,068,400.00 in a fundraiser that was held at the United Kenya Club on Thursday, September 30, 2021.
In a statement shared on it’s official website, the club thanked everyone who contributed in one way or the other to help them raise the amount that will go along way in helping clear outstanding debts.
Among those who came through for AFC Leopards include President Uhuru Kenyatta who donated Kshs. 2 million and former Prime minister Raila Odinga who gave Kshs. 1 million.
Musalia Mudavadi also gave Kshs. 1 million as Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa contributed Kshs. 1.5 million.
“The AFC Leopards SC National Executive Committee would like to express, on behalf of the club, its sincere gratitude to the dignitaries, members and fans for their selfless contribution in the historic fundraiser hosted on Thursday” read a statement by Ingwe.
“Thank you for contributing to the club’s kitty. Because of your generosity, we shall be able to avert the looming sanctions from FIFA. The funds raised will go a long way in helping us meet our financial obligations and commitments for the new season” the statement added.
AFC Leopards has witnessed a massive exodus of players due to non-payment of salaries. The club was banned by FIFA from registering any new players without clearing all outstanding salaries of players who reported them to the World Football Governing Body.
With the new lease of life it has got after the fundraiser, the club has now been linked with moves for John Mark Makwatta, Duncan Otieno and Clifton Miheso.
Ingwe began the season with a 1-0 win over defending champions Tusker FC.