AFC Leopards Chairman Dan Shikanda has reportedly been taken to Langata Police Station in Nairobi for allegedly assaulting Nation Media journalist John Ashihundu over articles claiming the club engages in match-fixing.
It is reported that Shikanda approached the Nation media reporter and confronted him during their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League match between AFC Leopards and Posta Rangers at the Ulinzi Sports Complex.
“I have never done any story that suggests there is betting going on at the club as he claimed. I don’t know why he confronted and issued a stern warning to me over what I have not done,” Ashihundu, who is well respected in Leopards circles told Nairobi News.
This comes amidst Leopards’ poor run this season, and a section of fans has been calling on Shikanda to exit, blaming him for the poor policy of signing players at the club.
In a similar development, Shikanda is also accused of assaulting AFC Leopards Facebook branch member Steve Mungo. It is reported that Shikanda sent goons to attack him. In a letter signed by Facebook branch Chairman Sadique Bilal and Secretary Edward Dindi, they have given Ingwe NEC 14 days to address the issue promptly.
“Mr. Mungo, a former diligent NEC official and a long-term supporter of the team, was subjected to a shameful attack by none other than the person who currently holds the post of club chairman,” said part of their letter.
“The chairman’s actions raise serious questions about his character and suitability for such a prominent role,” it added.”