The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Gor Mahia, Leopards Clash Over Ace Masika

The controversy surrounding Gor Mahia' defender Eric Masika's move to AFC Leopards deepened yesterday with his club asking their rivals to repect the rules.

Gor Mahia secretary George Bwana said while they are ready to negotiate over the player, AFC Leopards want to dictate terms. "AFC approached us to sign the player we gave them a transfer seal of Sh1 million.

However they returned with Sh300,000, which we rejected. We came dopwn to Sh600,000 but still insisted that they offer of Sh 300,000 stands hence claimed that they will sign the player whether we take the offer or not," he said. " I hear AFC have gone ahead to sign the player without our consent," he noted. Bwana said Masika is still contract with them and he is not commensurate with the offer AFC Leopards are giving them. "We took Masika from school and developed him to what he is today. We are not going to sell him cheaply to our rivals," he said.

The Gor spokesman said Leopards must the pay off the contract fee if they are to acquire Masika's services. Masika who was voted the second best defender in 2011 has already agreed personal terms with Leopards and is urging both clubs to come to an agreement as soon as possible.

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