Star Africa reports that captain and long serving defender, Julius Owino “Awilo” , was attacked by fans at the clubs training ground at Moi Forces academy and escaped narrowly
Awilo was saved by the club team Cameroonian born Assistant coach Anaba Awono and team Doctor Sam Ogutu who shielded him from further punishment.
Awilo said on phone that he has always remained faithful to the club adding that his accusers should know that he is among the least paid players in the club and has never complained since he loves the club.
“They accused me, added Awilo, for fictitious issues that does not exist in my mind.I have never gone behind the club to do anything harmful to the team. My life has centred on this great and glamour team.I fail to understand why I should be blamed for the team’s dismal performance. Before I went to upcountry, I even informed the club management including our chairman Ambrose Rachier. It pains me that during my absence,I am blamed for the team’s debacle.’ noted Awilo.
‘I’m the most affected player,added Awilo, when the team loose a match.I sacrifice a lot for the club.I have remained loyal to the team.I’m deeply affected by the recent action since I don’t know what will happen to me tomorrow’ said he.
Awilo who is perhaps the longest serving player in the team said he never reported the matter to the police since there are proper mechanism to follow in the club. “I have informed the club management about the incident so that they can follow it up.I know some of the scouts who attacked me and truly, I believe the truth will come out’ Observed Awilo.
The team’s latest performance has raised eyebrows .The club technical bench led by head coach Zedekiah:”Zico’Otieno has been summoned to appear before the club’s executive on Tuesday September 20 to explain the team’s poor performance.
This sad episode is in poor taste for a player like Awilo who has shown great loyalty to the club and played for the club when it was in the doldrums.