Azam say Kenyan showed poor attitude at the Tanzanian club
TANZANIA’s Azam FC have terminated George “Blackberry” Odhiambo’s contract. According to the club’s media officer Patrick Kahemele, the former Kenya Premier League’s “Player of the Year” was shown the door after allegedly failing to honour his part of the deal. “Blackberry is no longer our player. He returned to Kenya after we terminated his contract with the club,” Kahemele said.
The official said the player failed to live up to the high discipline code imposed on Azam players. The officia said the Kenyan failed to attend training sessions with the the team. “He failed to attend training sessions for a couple of days and when we asked him for the reason he failed to give a reason.
As a result of this we decided to take action against him and we terminated the contract,” Kahemele added. Kahemele sai the player had even had several run ins with the coach. “He also had problems with the previous coach. His attitude was an issue in training and he also complained a lot when benched.
He did not corporate with the club. We have overlooked these shortcomings for sometime believing the player sould change his ways. But this has not happened and we have had enough,” the official said. Kahemele said Azam is a club that takes pride in building players and their careers.
“If one is least interested this then he should not be forced to stay with us. We had no choice but to let him go.” Kahemele said they will take their time to replace the Kenyan since they do not want another “Blackberry” experience, where their efforts will go to waste. The Kenyan is expected to join Mtibwa in the next few days.
Elsewhere former( KPL) champions Sofapaka will today play a build up match against Division One Zone “A” side Ligi Ndogo at the Eastleigh High School Grounds. Sofapaka team Mmanager Jacques Roberto said the team will use the match as part of their preparations for their next matches.
Ligi Ndogo is a good side and I’m sure the match will be useful in helping us discover our loopholes as we prepare for upcoming league matches. Sofapaka are third in the KPL table with 39 points from 22 matches while Ligi are sixth in the 20-team Zone “A” table with 44 points having played 26 games.