Wanyonyi now terminates AFC contract

courtesy of goal.com

Former Gor Mahia midfielder Timonah Wanyonyi has asked to be released by AFC Leopards’ four days after it merged that the team had issued him with a cheque that bounced.

The player has not attended training for the last two weeks as he protested the move which nearly saw his father get arrested. Wanyonyi was not in the team when they played Bandari and was not in squad for Sunday’s league match against Mathare United at Nyayo Stadium.

Speaking exclusively to Goal on Sunday, Wanyonyi said he feels cheated by AFC Leopards’ officials and can no longer continue to play for the club.

“I was cheated by AFC Leopards’ officials. They gave me a cheque knowing very well they did not have money in the account. My father was nearly arrested apart from being penalized by the bank.

“It was a well calculated move since they knew I could not do anything after the window had closed. Now I am telling them that I would rather stay home than play for them.

“I want out and will wait for the new window to open. They have spoiled my chances of playing football this season and wish they could have left me where I was.”

He also denied an explanation by AFC Leopards’ Organising Secretary Timothy Lilumbi that he had been issued with a post-dated cheque. “The cheque they gave me was dated June 30 and that is when it was to be cashed and it is the date I banked it.”

36 thoughts on “Wanyonyi now terminates AFC contract

  • July 13, 2014 at 4:50 pm
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    You could have asked masika before making the move .Afc is known for wasting players ,just b a man and swallow ur mistake of going to ur kinsmen and they will continue dwindling with their performance until they realize money will not score 4 them.

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  • July 13, 2014 at 4:53 pm
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    Pole sana Wanyonyi. Gor treated you well and i want to assure wld be any player planning to join Gor we dont care what tribe you come from. We dont bring political differences or any other perceived differences at the club being alive to the fact the club is loved by all kinds of people.
    As they say experience is the best teacher and the likes of Mieno who cld have thrived at Gor opted for a sinking ship who are close to relegation. Money is not everything good people.

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  • July 13, 2014 at 5:14 pm
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    Pride comes before fall, There is Rama salim, lavatsa, blackberry and hundreds of former players duped and are out in the cold !

    Omwana come and train with gor mahia until end of season, thereafter we will still sign you….I still need to pick this issue with gor mahia though…who is advising our youngsters and why are they wasting themselves so bad, please please EC the list if returnees is growing and somebody must put the structures in place to address this !

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  • July 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm
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    sasa wanyonyi tutakusadia vp?????help Afc not to sink down.n please keep t to ur self coz ur doing more harm to Afc.sisi tuna Timothy,kariuki,ssemazi na the prodigal son.akuna big names na bado tunawakilisha.names on the field and technical bench but difference ni…ur not performing.but i like u guys.wait for gor,tusker and sofapaka.but rem this tym sisi hapana machezo.we left for you guys to redeem urself but seemz….

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  • July 13, 2014 at 5:44 pm
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    I can advice wanyonyi not to spoil his carreer let him remain in afc to the end of the season…he will continue to make these mistakes in life. He made a mistake let him learn from it. He is a young man..and tribal leaning should not guide his life. I feel for him bcos his major undoing is the bad advice he gets from his Dad. Now again the dad is misleading him.

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  • July 13, 2014 at 5:48 pm
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    T Wanyonyi, Budako anakupotosha na yeye hachezi ball. Seek better advise and save your career. Gor was best for you, they gave you the chance to shine but you failed.Money is good but it’s not everything. How do you quit champions for a relegation destined club? Think young man and swallow your pride.

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  • July 13, 2014 at 5:55 pm
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    Whoever said form and class are not the same wasnt a fool.I may be biased coz iam an ardent Gor damu,but i have only seen flashes of Form in AFC not class.Fans prrssurrle officials to tribal recruitment rathet than competence n professionalism
    of all their poached players only Were has found his footing and seem to still have some potential.For most part they recruit to spite Gor.Not bad for rivals but raw jealousy does and is not the stuff that makes for good football and footballers.

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  • July 13, 2014 at 6:05 pm
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    Just get the cheque replaced or better still ask for a bankers cheque or money to be deposited/wired to your account.
    Don’t make a mountain out of a mole hill. For now you need AFC more than AFC needs you.
    Finally as Jakoyo has alluded above GM must set tougher conditions if its to entertain these returnees again. Mighty GMFC is not an academy & worse the club gets no financial benefit after giving them exposure.

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  • July 13, 2014 at 9:14 pm
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    @ingo, can you please issue wanyoyi a replacement cheque

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  • July 13, 2014 at 11:39 pm
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    Let’s not admonish this boy. Let us pray for him. I want to ask all of you a question. If you got two opposing advise one from Pmawego and one from your dad, which one will you choose. Put yourself in the boy’s shoes and empathise with the position he was in. He was a good servant of Gor and must be allowed to come back. Those complaining of returnees, isn’t it a good thing that we are human and we care?

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  • July 14, 2014 at 5:23 am
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    Wanyonyi thats a sad situation to be in. I thought AFC had money, what happened?
    AFC should not destroy players career of a young lad like this.

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  • July 14, 2014 at 5:33 am
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    well….if you make your bed you must sleep in it.
    He got his “dream” move to AFC….let him continue living his dream.
    Under the circumstances he left,personally i would never take him back.However,he his welcome back to Gor,but as a fan!!!

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  • July 14, 2014 at 6:44 am
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    Peter Dawo, a star with Gor was sent away from Egypt and not AFC, Rama Salim was sent away from Saudi and just yesterday he was dismissed by a South African team while on trials; was AFC involved? no. Haya…BlackBerry naye flopped miserably after leaving Gor. Was AFC involved? No. ……the truth of the matter is that once players leave Gor, they flop. Is it black magic? I don’t know. One thing I know is that Gor visited Omweri’s shrine to seek “blessing” just before they won the ’87 Mandela cup. I won’t therefore be surprised if someone is doing something to these players when they decide to leave. Look at the players who once played for Ingwe…Musa Otieno Very successful in SA. Wanyama first Kenyan player to play in the European league. Allan Wanga, just scored for Elmereikh over the weekend.

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  • July 14, 2014 at 6:59 am
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    Add Lavatsa. A star with Gor who also featured for Harambee a met ametimuliwa Algeria. You see, it is just not Wanyonyi but all star Gor players seem to fail after they leave Kogalo. Kwani ni nini?

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  • July 14, 2014 at 7:05 am
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    Wanyonyi was misled by his father and it is the father who should learn from his mistakes. The father should know that he is interfearing with his son’s carrear. But let’s wish him good luck.

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  • July 14, 2014 at 8:21 am
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    Lavatsa was not a star ingo,how many goals did he score in gor mahia for all that time he staid in gormahia…?They never reached ten and you can compare with the goals sserenkuma has scored ever since he came to gor, even the goals calabar has scored in gor are more than lavatsa and he is a defender.The guy was cheated by amrouche but his standard was not yet for professional soccer.if even in gor mahia he used to be benched ,how do you expect him to survive out there..?Nyinyi endeleeni kudanganya players from your community the wanyonyis and masikas of this world.

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  • July 14, 2014 at 8:42 am
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    its all about discipline,commitment and hard work.Most of these players lack that hence the reason why they cant make it in the paid ranks!!

    Did Lavatsa score even more than 5 goals for us?am not hating here….but your primary job as a striker is to score goals and the last time i checked,he wasnt doing that!!!

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  • July 14, 2014 at 8:53 am
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    @Ingo, this thing of beating up your players because they lost in archaic. In Gor when the team doesn’t perform we blame the EC and TB but not the players. If a player is not upto standard that one is handled on individual basis. Gor players, like those of Mathare and City Stars, play for the love of the game as their teams are not finacially stable like Ingwe but i’m still surpried that Ingwe allowances are always late, coupled by bouncing cheques. As they say the grass is always greener on the other side, until you get there and now Wanyonyi is regretting.
    As Gor we hope we don’t fall into the same predicament but will continue praying to the Almighty for His Blessings.
    This belief in witchcraft might kill Ingwe. Mara Mzee wa Kuku ajalipwa fare ya kwenda ingo mara Mzee wa Muthurwa market, mara wa Maragoli wansema WaBukusu wana haribu team.

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  • July 14, 2014 at 9:29 am
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    Dan how do you expect afc to perform while the old men like kadenge are getting to the changing room and demanding for their sons to be in the line up,the TB is always threatened that failure to do so ,mzee atajinyonga this team is going to be relegated soon.again these things this miluya is saying here is across the board,how many players in Kenya has gone out and came back immediately…?they are very many situma,monday,kahata,arita,aswani,kimani,ouma,mulama,kisuya,mieno,atudo the list is endless.so all those things you are saying there miluya after drinking a guard of busaa at kawangware,you can go and ask nyamweya what is wrong with Kenyan soccer.it is also good that you can mention the names of players that gor has produced even if they are back in kenya,my question is how many has afc produced in the last five or so years and don’t tell us allan wanga because that is utalii and tusker product.

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  • July 14, 2014 at 10:45 am
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    @jack omollo, This is what ails our players from developing and reaching their full talent. It’s amazing our failure rate to export players to overseas countries even to a country like Congo, Tanzania, rwanda and zimbabwe where even in those countries our players are rejected.

    1. Leadership. Leadership in kenyan football is focused on immediate or quick win results…there is no emphasis on long term strategy and development of the game in the country. As a result, clubs are also managed on the same philosophy and this is detrimental to the players. There are numerous instances to support this point !

    2. Lack of discipline natural talent or is it any of those ? . Players who excel in any sport have three things in common. They work hard , are disciplined and they have the natural talent. Working hard alone is not enough, which is what our local players are being told. It just can’t work this way and that will explain the many rejects in the pipeline. Peter dawo and the many kenya rejects were hardworkers but did they have the discpline and the natural talent to go along with that ? The answer is No.

    3. Lack of scouts at grass root level. Shocking the few success stories from kenyan football are a product of someday identifying the talent at an early stage and guiding and moulding it into a winning outfit. Just like messi and ronaldinho were spotted at a young age and later on became world class footballers….Oliech, mariga, Mugabe, origi, Sammy omollo and a few others were also nurtured by a very well developed system under Reinhard fabisch. Is it rocket science as to why fabisch was always fighting the football administration in kenya? In him he had a vision and a purpose for the players. He was a real scout ! Where are such people today ? Nowhere yet there is so much talent at the grass root level- just go to primary schools and secondary schools in kenya and watch the street football boys and girls play..amazing !

    We simply need to get scouting system working , fix our football administration wrangles, set up football academies and simply link this with the overall club/player development in the rest of the world and the results will be wonders.

    Barcelona, Real Madrid, ac Milan and many clubs have youth academies in major cities in the world but surprising majority of them are in southern America…..figure out why?

    So next time you criticise a player for being rejected, think three times because the problem is a lot more deeper than individuals…it is the system, the system, the system and we need a paradigm shift to change that!

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  • July 14, 2014 at 11:33 am
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    Ingo or ingokho!!! U are a total ridicule of yourself!!! Comment on your Ukabila bloggg! You are not even ashamed to steal glances on your neighbours house then backbite.
    I dont want to call you names but you are an…………
    Yes. That one!

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  • July 14, 2014 at 11:35 am
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    This is very interesting….The part I like most is this line: “…..They have spoiled my chances of playing football this season and wish they could have left me where I was.” Hahahaha…….
    What thou you say omwami Ingo?

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  • July 14, 2014 at 12:30 pm
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    @ my friend Barefoot. It is Wanyonyi who approached AFC management asking to be signed. All I can say when he says that he should have been left where he was….is that he is one confused young man. Didn’t he say that he going to AFC because it was God’s plan and not for money? If that is the case, then he is disobeying God.

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  • July 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm
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    “We are aware that Wanyonyi has demanded to leave AFC Leopards’ but as the office that went for his services, we are working round the clock to make sure that his grievances are solved amicably.

    “”We did not lie to him. If anything we have paid him his salary as agreed and are willing to talk to him and sort out whatever issues he has but he has to report for training. Keeping away does not help in anyway.”

    Kasavuli was reacting to Wanyonyi’s decision to terminate contract with the GOtv Shield champions after the club issued him with a cheque that bounced
    so what are you saying miluya ingo….? hiyo ni chairman yenu ameongea.

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  • July 14, 2014 at 2:28 pm
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    Ingo, when will De Joung be fired. Bcos I know he will not win matches in a row & rem that this league is in homestretch & any team will not allow efusi to get easy points. For a peace of advice Remove kasaya from goal even if u think he is the best & u ‘ll perform but if u dont do that then remember that relegation is around the corner.look @ kasayas record from Red Berets to date.

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  • July 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm
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    Ingo, please please wacha hiyo upusi wako, do not engage in these diversions, in this era talking about black magic is backward to say the least. You know your problems in in AFC please address them directly without dragging in the name of Gor. Fact remains that Wanyonyi made a big mistake but again the likes of you who lured him were more wrong; now which number is this thing Efusi on the table?

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  • July 14, 2014 at 3:12 pm
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    I think Wanyonyi approached Ingwe management 2b signed so i do not understand when he says he should hav been left where he was, that said it is unfortunate that most of Kenyan players r motivated by money rather than player development n success bcoz clearly Gor r better placed 2 win the leauge than Ingwe, Timonah is young n should hav been patient, but again blame it on poverty

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  • July 14, 2014 at 3:37 pm
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    @Bill Wabz, though you are an ingwe fan I like your reasoning and composure when everyone around is using their emotions. As gor fans we should not think that these things happening to ingwe cannot happen to us. The zeal with which we are commenting now should be the same when it comes to registering as members as well as using the Paybill number

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  • July 14, 2014 at 3:52 pm
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    Pole Timona i think the boy should allowed back to train and then signed at the end of the season he is young and he made a mistake …at his age its allowable guys be easy.

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  • July 14, 2014 at 4:24 pm
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    Wanyonyi should not spoil his football career by overreacting . Let him ask his current club Afc leopards for a bankers cheque then play for the club.Staying away from training will make him get out of form and worse even bring to an end his football career. Wanyonyi should stick to the decision he made whether it was good or bad. It was his decision anyway to play for Afc leopards under the guidance of his father. It was also wrong for his father to force a decision down his son’s throat

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  • July 16, 2014 at 10:14 am
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    I pity him. Masika’s case should have taught him a lesson. Ingwe also ought to growtalent but not rely on finished products from other clubs. Currently, Ingwe has team that can only equal harambe stars. What are they doing with all the talent? Any reasonable player should want out before their career is killed. Let wanyonyi move out ASAP.

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  • July 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm
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    Wanyonyi come back to Kogallo and train with them next session is not far, Gor will consider your plight. Don’t destroy your career by abstaining training.

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  • July 17, 2014 at 8:55 am
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    hehe omera come back to us we already have one prodigal son a second one wont do any harm

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  • July 17, 2014 at 10:14 am
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    tulivumilia wanyonyi sana, lakini he slapped us on the back, personally i can neva trust him in gor again, forever, i would rather that we take back rama, lavatsa and the like but not wanyonyi for i would never be sure of his allegiance. probably he was happy having scored against efusi for he believed that it cemented his probabilities of being signed by them.pole

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  • July 17, 2014 at 12:08 pm
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    efusi and the likes of @ingo should get serious, they dont need to learn from the the well oiled german machine that was built for a decade to conquer the world, no, they need to learn from their next door neighbours or mashemeji if they like, the mighty kogalo that took sianga and the entire kogalo fraternity almost a decade to build and at this point as is evident the kogalo fraternity are top of the tree reaping the fruits of daring to dream and being realistic that there are no instant victories in this world. shame on them for killing talents that take kogalo years to build in week.i at times wonder wether they deserve to play on the same league with kogalo. for kogalo builds football and footballers while efusi is busy killing football and footballers.

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  • July 17, 2014 at 5:19 pm
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    Personally i wont wish anyone to talk ill of wanyonyi..he was a good player for us-kogallo lets respect that and try to advice him amiably..

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