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Wazito FC President Ricardo Badoer//Photo Courtesy

Wazito FC President Ricardo Badoer has once again directed a ‘missile’ towards Gor Mahia after the KPL giants joined the rest of the footballing world to congratulate Serie A side AS Roma for launching a Swahili Twitter Page.

On Wednesday saw AS Roma become the first European team to launch a platform to communicate with it’s fans in Swahili.

KPL Champions Gor Mahia were one of the teams to welcome the Serie A side to the Swahili world.

“Karibu sana @ASRomaSwahili kwa hii lugha ya kikwetu,” Tweeted Gor on their official Twitter Page.

Their noble gesture did not however go well with Ricardo Badoer who bashed the team and others in the KPL.

“I do not know if I should laugh or cry! AS Roma now has swahili account and offcourse is to attract Kenyan fans. A club 6000 km away from kenya is promoting itself while our biggest clubs sit on their a#s and beg for money from their fans. Lets get serious,our fans deserve better,” he said.

Ricardo’s sentiments come just hours after the Kenya Premier League decided that the KPL will not be suspended despite calls from a number of Club’s that the League be suspended.

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, The KPL Governing Council resolved that the 2019-20 Season shall proceed as scheduled and that Clubs must abide by the Rules Governing Kenyan Football. The decision was reached amidst calls to suspend the League.

Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa and KPL CEO Jack Oguda//Photo Courtesy

A number of clubs like Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards and Sony Sugar are currently facing a huge financial crisis that has even seen them fail to pay players and staff.

Gor and Leopards have been hugely affected by the decision of their sponsor Sportpesa to end Sponsorhip.

The two KPL giants have been forced to come up with paybill numbers and hold fundraisers to raise funds to help in their day to day operations.

A total of 6 Clubs led by Kakamega Homeboyz had filed a petition to KPL to have the League suspended until a way forward on how to solve the current stalemate is found.

Other Clubs that called for the League’s suspension are: Chemelil Sugar, Sony Sugar, Nzoia Sugar, Mathare United, Kariobangi Sharks and Kisumu AllStars.

Meanwhile, Ricardo Badoer’s Wazito FC through CEO Dennis Gicheru stated that Suspension of the League is not be a permanent solution to the many problems facing the KPL and as such calls for the same are uncalled for.

“I would look beyond the suspension motion. I believe that the latter motion is purely short-term motion which is driven by football politics,” he said in an official statement seen by Sportsplug.

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